Why We Need Stress… In Moderation

By Jordan Pennells Originally posted on LifeApps... COVID-19 Foreword When writing this article, I was hoping to convey how stress is an essential aspect of life when experienced in moderation, especially in the contexts of productivity, exercise and the immune system. But I’ve also realized how relevant this idea is to the global health crisis that... Continue Reading →

Out of Shape: Why We Lose Our Fitness

Originally posted on LIFEApps... Why do we lose our fitness when we stop exercising? It’s a deceptively simple question. The explanation is derived from a time where energy, in the form of food, was the most precious resource around. Throughout our evolutionary history, our bodies developed a way to build and maintain fitness when physical... Continue Reading →

Measures of Fitness

Originally posted on LifeApps… Fitness is often at the top of the wish list for people thinking about their future. Some 66% of Americans make fitness their number one New Year’s Resolution each year [1]. But what exactly is fitness, and how do you know how far you’ve progressed in achieving it? If you make exercise a regular... Continue Reading →

How To Improve Your Running In 3 Steps

by Jordan Pennells - Originally posted on LIFEApps Let’s face it. Exercise is the number one resolution people make each New Year, but it is also the most unkept resolution. The mere thought of strenuous exercise can be daunting! Yet some revel in it and the benefits are immense. Exercise has even recently been proposed... Continue Reading →

(Thread) Coral, microbiome & the philosophy of biological research

Read on Twitter! (1/12) V. thought provoking seminar today @TRI_info by Prof John Huss entitled ‘Ecological medicine & medical ecology’. Discussed were ecological strategies for #coralremediation and the #microbiome. But more interesting was unpacking the #philosophy of biological research!.... (2/12) The field of microbiome #research is still very young, and it’s hard to get a handle on what is established and where exactly... Continue Reading →

Life Fast, Die Young: The Evolution of Aging

Originally posted on the LIFE Apps science blog... By Jordan Pennells To take care of your health is to delay the inevitable biological deterioration of your body, to fight against the unyielding aging process. But there’s another way to view the process of aging, if we expand the time frame from an individual’s lifetime to evolutionary time.... Continue Reading →

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