I have previously argued that if you are committed to an ethic of altruism, you have reason to care about your physical fitness (see Why Be Fit? – Altruism). Here’s a summary of that argument in its simplest form, with direct links to support for the premises: 1. If you … Read more
A spot-on comic from PHD Comics: Of course, there are reasons beyond fatigue to be concerned with physical fitness. That’s what KineSophy is all about!
In a previous post (What’s Your Fitness Age?) I highlighted research that demonstrates the correlation between longevity and VO2max, an indicator of the body’s ability to take in and utilize oxygen. Additional research suggests increased lean muscle mass and leg strength are also strongly linked to longevity. Thus:1. No matter your … Read more
There was a fascinating article published in the most recent ESPN The Magazine about a group of Nepalese women who climbed the Seven Summits (the highest peak on each of the seven continents): After the Seven Summits. Many of the women had no previous climbing experience, but after completing their … Read more