Eating well may be the new eating disorder | Quartz
Orthorexia nervosa, the "health food eating disorder," gets its name from the Greek word ortho, meaning straight, proper or correct. This exaggerated focus on food can be seen today in some people who follow lifestyle movements such as "raw," "clean," and "paleo."
I Wanna Live Forever | Sean Carroll
If you're one of those people who look the universe in the eyeball without flinching, choosing to accept uncomfortable truths when they are supported by the implacable judgment of Science, then you've probably acknowledged that sitting is bad for you.
The first piece I came across doing the Science Saturday post because of the new way of stacking articles that many sites use. [Scroll down, new story appears. On most sites I like the efficiency.] It's not meant as social commentary; I just think it's interesting.
The second piece is one I meant to include somewhere and forgot. In it, he explains how he addressed the situation in his life and it's clever, helpful, and interesting.
I remembered it today while walking around the house (10 minutes at least every two hours and usually every one). I spend a lot of time in the recliner because of my back; I'm not going to a gym (germs!! expense!!), too clumsy for exercise equipment, too heat-sensitive and clumsy to walk outdoors, and too social-phobic and environmentally conscious to drive somewhere to walk somewhere. "Brisk" is a speed I'll not reach again without a cardiologist holding a cattle prod in the room, but I can move purposefully for an hour or more a day (more than I did most days on the job).
Prevention has a graphic about how women can reduce their stroke risk. I would paste over the 3 to 9 drinks a week (I find no credible reason to encourage anyone to consume alcohol) with quitting smoking.
The change in medication was clearly the right thing to do. Mental state improved, blood pressure stabilized to the point that I forgot to check it today...brb. (117/70) Blood sugar numbers are good-ish -- so much improved that my doctor will be happy but I'm shooting for better.