Another awesome essay about the physical, intellectual, and emotional value of strength, this time from Mark Reifkind of Girya Strength, writing for the Strong First Group. Read this essay closely and discern if you see yourself in there. I know I see myself. Strength is a virtue. As I write in my upcoming e-book, Your Personal Affordable Care Act, strength is the garden in which all good things grow. Our culture is drowning in weakness. What are you doing about that?
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As a devoted coffee junkie (black French roast, whenever possible), I love my java for energy. But, I also value several of the other very useful, inexpensive, doable suggestions in this nice article on how to boost productivity at work. I heartily endorse taking breaks from laborious tasks, power napping when you can (sometimes 20 minutes of snoozing is worth two large mugs of coffee), chocolate, and working out. I don’t really enjoy greet tea and a room that is too warm will put me to sleep.
This article about the absurd, over-the-top wellness program at the Cleveland Clinic is three years old, but worth reading. There are quotes from Mike Roizen, the wellness program’s leader, spouting silly claims of how much money wellness will save the hospital and the US, if we all their wellness their way (which is intrusive, to say the least). The best part, however, is the illustration…the Post put in a picture of Ronald McDonald.
BTW, Roizen once robustly criticized Al Lewis and I in a comment thread at the Harvard Business Review. We offered to go to Cleveland, at our own expense, and do a full audit of the Cleveland Clinic’s vaunted wellness program. If the claims held up, we would say so. Once we made the offer, Roizen shut up and didn’t utter another word. It’s what windbags do.
Tell me again why you can’t lose weight. It’s your genes? It’s your friends? It’s your job? It’s the food industry? It’s none of those. It’s you. Make Emily your role model.
Sux To Be Fat: Weight Loss Success Story: Emily Bush. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIws9nEyBo
A very smart, sensible and succinct post on how to train so that it actually makes a difference. Taking it easy is not an exercise strategy. Actually, it’s not a strategy for anything except resting, which we Americans already do too much of.
Breaking Muscle: 5 Tips for Achieving Your Goal Physique. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwmZTwsh8
Great essay by population health expert David Nash on the increasingly shaky and non-credible tax-exempt status of hospitals and health systems.
This guy is awesome. An inspiring story of not spending your time spinning your wheels and concocting excuses, but of grabbing life by the horns to get things done.
More good stuff from the Incidental Economist. It is good and right to be skeptical of the so-called “experts.”
We welcome the voice of the Incidental Economist to the rising chorus against excessive screening, which makes LOTS of money for medical care providers and adds very little value to the lives of the people they screw over with the medical mendacity.