A Post Nobody Will Read

health and outdoor recreation
By Matt Stone Here we go again. Another one of those boring posts about outdoor recreation and health. If I’ve learned anything from blogging over the years, it’s that most people don’t give a flying rat’s ass about any connections between outdoor recreation and health. I mean, when I posted 10 Health Reasons to Spend Time Outdoors last summer, I sniffed my armpits trying...

The Mind Body Connection

Mind Body Connection
By Julia Gumm “It’s all in your head.” That can be a really devastating thing to hear when you feel sick, especially from a loved one or a physician. After all, how can something you feel so viscerally- chronic pain, migraines, joint aches, even visible skin irritations- be all in your head? These symptoms are all over your body after all, and besides, it’s not like you wake up in the morning...

Why is it Good to Warm Up Before Exercise?

How to do a proper warm up before exercise
By Matt Stone Sometimes powerful and important reminders come from the most ridiculous and unforeseeable places.  Like what happened to me yesterday for example.  I was in a bad mood while driving, and as I passed by the local dildo shop there was a guy flying a small kite outside in the parking lot.  Right there I was reminded to lighten up, and I immediately stopped brooding over what was...

Should You Ice an Injury?

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I was feeling like a wuss after Martin Berkhan emasculated all the peoples of the earth that don’t do deadlifts for fear of back injury.  So I went to the gym, did some deadlifts, and swiftly injured my back – reminder #1,248 that the world’s greatest expert on Matt’s health is Matt.  I tweaked it, ironically, by changing my form a little after noticing in the mirror that I was doing the...