How to Save Lives

How to Save Lives

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 articles in support the premises: 1. If … Read more

A Brief Argument for Strength

A Brief Argument for Strength

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 … Read more

Real Life Female Nepalese Sisyphuses

Real Life Female Nepalese Sisyphuses

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