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...

Earthing: Medical Discovery or Quack Scam?

Earthing quackery
By Matt Stone “What do you think about that Mr. Blue Duck?  That’s Quacktastic ack ack ack ack.”  ~Billy Madison Earthing as a health idea is the practice of connecting oneself to the ground – via direct contact or a mat or sheets that are grounded (or shoes as I wrote about in THIS POST).  The objective, for lack of a better way to describe it, is to protect oneself from...

Earth Runners Earthing Shoes

grounded symbiosis
The following, and everything published at 180DegreeHealth is NOT a paid promotion.  By Matt Stone I admit – I have dabbled in the world of peculiar health-oriented footwear – to some degree.  For a couple years I wore a pair of those fugly Vibram 5-Fingers shoes.  They were alright.  I used them mostly for hiking in mountains and desert – hard on the feet but good on the body,...

10 Health Reasons to Spend Time Outdoors

great outdoors
By Matt Stone In the summer of 2012 I toured around the Rocky Mountains with my girlfriend and her daughter, showing them many of the remarkable places and doing many of the remarkable things in the outdoors (like crapping in a hole) that I’ve been extremely privileged to experience.  In the past I have reaped many health rewards from spending a lot of time in the outdoors (I’ve experienced some...