(TR #282) Is Sitting Killing You?

WHAT IF…regular exercise may not make much of a difference if you spend the rest of the day in a chair? RESEARCH SAYS: It’s true. Sitting for long periods of time is linked to a higher risk of diabetes, obesity, and heart disease. Sitting can also increase your risk of cancer by up to 66%. […]


(TR #278) What’s More Important than Time with Others?

WHAT IF…time alone is more important than time with others? RESEARCH SAYS: “Me” time is essential to a happy life. Alone time reboots our brains, helps us unwind, improves our concentration, makes us more productive, allows time for deep thinking, aids in problem solving, and enhances our relationships. In fact, University of Michigan studies have […]


(TR#264) Get Serious About Play

WHAT IF….playing is more than just fun? RESEARCH SAYS: According to researchers play is vitally important to mental-emotional health. Unstructured play is a banquet for the brain, a smorgasbord for the senses and provides nourishment for body and spirit. It turns out that emotional control, social competency, personal resiliency and curiosity develop through appropriate play […]

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(TR#259) Avoid One of Life’s Major Regrets

WHAT IF….not traveling enough is one of life’s biggest regrets? RESEARCH SAYS: Karl Phillemer, Ph.D. gerontologist at Cornell University, interviewed over 1,000 elders and learned that not traveling enough was a major life regret. He summarizes his research, “Travel is so rewarding that it should take precedence over other things younger people spend their money […]


(TR#258) The Dangers of Over Exercising

WHAT IF….Ironman exercise causes our hearts to wear out? RESEARCH SAYS: New research by Dr. James H. O’Keefe reveals that overly long, extreme physical stress is not the way to live longer. Repeated running of more than four miles faster than 8 minutes a clip and other prolonged intense aerobic activity (e.g. endurance bike racing) […]