David McRaney is a curator of examples of irrational behavior. They’re almost always applicable to health habits, especially exercise—because few aspects of American life expose our irrationality quite like exercise. We need to do it in order to survive. We don’t do it.
When life gets you down, it tends to get your health habits down, too. Which brings me to a point I’d like to make on this blog: I’m not one of those health writers who flaunts perfection. In fact, I’m probably one of the most hedonistic people you’ll ever meet.
The world may have been watching Felix Baumgartner overcome his fears and plunge 120,000 feet through the sound barrier toward earth… But chances are, almost no one is watching whether you ace your workout. For my latest U.S. News piece, I talked “exercise hang-ups” with Michael Gervais, a licensed psychologist and expert in sports performance. AsRead More