Checking Out The Scenery and Mining History on a Nice Day

Last Saturday I hiked 7 miles with about 1400 ft elevation gain with my meetup group at Almaden-Quicksilver county park. We were treated to a nice winter day, cool and sunny. Ruins of an ore elevator and elevated mine railway. The Almaden quicksilver mine in New Almaden, Ca, was important for mining mercury used in … Continue reading Checking Out The Scenery and Mining History on a Nice Day

Appropriate For Starting Off The New Year- "How Not To Diet"

I have mixed feelings about New Year's resolutions. I think it's a great idea to take stock and think about what's working and what's not, and what we could change to make our lives better. But the stereotypical approach is too drastic- start another diet, or restart the last one but "try harder" this time, … Continue reading Appropriate For Starting Off The New Year- "How Not To Diet"

More Evidence on “Too Much of a Good Thing”: High Calcium Score OK for Endurance Athletes?

A recent study shows that a high calcium score, which indicates high level of calcification of coronary arteries, may be benign for endurance athletes [1]. A high calcium score was found to be more prevalent among very active men, but there was no indication of increased mortality risk. A high calcium score corresponds with increased … Continue reading More Evidence on “Too Much of a Good Thing”: High Calcium Score OK for Endurance Athletes?

Keep Your Heart Healthy By Meeting “Life’s Simple 7” Goals

The American Heart association recommends meeting the goals from their "Life's Simple 7" checklist: Manage blood pressureControl cholesterolKeep blood sugar within healthy rangeGet ActiveEat a healthier dietKeep your body weight in the healthy rangeDon't Smoke A recent study [1] examined data from the famous Framingham Heart cohort, and found that if you are 70 years … Continue reading Keep Your Heart Healthy By Meeting “Life’s Simple 7” Goals