People not getting enough exercise from long walks | report | Guardian


Strengthening and balance activities are vital for future wellbeing. Walking is just not enough, according to a new review of the evidence from Public Health England, which reveals a major disconnect between the exercise people need and what they actually do. “I do an hour and a quarter of tai chi every week.



The Best Thing to Do for Your Fitness Is Nothing at All | Outside Magazine


I’ve never been good at resting—I’ve climbed almost every day for the past 16 years. A recent injury, however, forced me to begrudgingly acknowledge that sometimes the best thing you can do for your training is stop it altogether.”


A Fantastic Salad | Harry Salmenniemi | Asymptote

Incredible salad. Quite insanely good salad. Amazing salad. Quite a wonderful salad. This is really nice. So what’s in it? It’s rocket. I’ve seasoned it slightly. But just normal Italian rocket with a seasoning I made myself. Insanely good. Definitely the best salad I’ve eaten. Is this leaf lettuce?


David Attenborough Urges Public To Go Plant-based To Save Planet In new Film

Legendary natural historian and documentary maker Sir David Attenborough is calling on the public to protect the future of the planet by ditching meats from our diets in his new documentary, A Life On Our Planet.His new documentary will explore the decline of the planet’s environment and biodiversity…


Meet Antivitamins. They May Replace Your Antibiotics Some Day | Big Think

German researchers have just solved the mystery of how these substances work. As pathogens’ resistance grows, scientists are searching for a class of drugs that could replace antibiotics. Antivitamins that switch off vitamins in bacteria are being investigated.


This Is What Happens To Your Body Over Months In Isolation | CNN Health

Since the pandemic officially began in March, we’ve been told staying home is the best way to avoid catching Covid-19. And it is. But life in confinement can cause physical ailments on its own.Being homebound for so long contorts the body, weakens the heart and lungs and even impairs brain function.


One Tasmanian’s 54-Year Obsession To Catalogue All Of The World’s Edible Plants

When agricultural scientist Bruce French was teaching agriculture in Papua New Guinea, his students had a strong message for him. They were sick of being taught about western plants and wanted to learn more about their native produce.


Sorry, But Bangers And Burgers Belong To Vegans And Vegetarians Too

The meat lobby may be powerful, but is it entitled to cultural ownership of the burger? The European parliament is to vote on whether to ban terms such as veggie burger and veggie sausage, as well as “cheese-like” and “yoghurt-style” for plant-based alternatives to dairy products…


Organic Meats Found to Have Approximately the Same Greenhouse Impact as Regular Meats

A trio of researchers from the Technical University of Munich, the University of Greifswald and the University of Augsburg have found that the meat production process for organic meats produces approximately the same amounts of greenhouse gases as does the conventional meat production process.


Mark Bittman’s Warning: The True Costs Of Our Cheap Food And the American Diet

The global, industrialized food system faces increasing scrutiny for its environmental impact, given its voracious appetite for land is linked to mass deforestation, water pollution and a sizable chunk of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions.


How Walking Became a Radical Act During Lockdown

Hitting the streets every day didn’t just help me get through the pandemic, it changed my sense of self. Walking became a way of pushing against expectation, including government advice to “stay home”


Baskin-Robbins Heir Won’t Eat Their Ice Cream Because Of Ingredients

“He groomed me to succeed him,” says John Robbins, heir to the throne of Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream. “I walked away from the company and his expectation for my life.”


Drinking Coffee Of Any Type Cuts Risk For Liver Problems, Study Says

Drinking up to three or four cups of caffeinated or decaffeinated coffee a day reduces your risk of developing and dying from chronic liver diseases, a new study found.


Artificial Sweeteners Can Turn Healthy Gut Bacteria Into Pathogens

Artificial sweeteners can potentially turn healthy bacteria in the gut microbiome into harmful microbes and potentially cause serious health issues such as blood poisoning, scientists have said.


Is Sparkling Water Healthy?

When it comes to beverages, I try to stick with filtered water since it’s the best way to stay hydrated. But once in a while I crave something different. I have an arsenal of healthy beverages to choose from, including sparkling water. But not all sparkling water is healthy! Here’s what you need to know about this beverage.