Reasons Not to Stretch

By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS, April 3, 2013 in WELL Most of us grew up hearing that we should warm up with a stretch. Strike and hold a pose, such as touching your toes, for 30 seconds or more, we were told, and you’ll be looser, stronger and injury-proof. But anyone who...

Pain Pills Add Cost and Delays to Job Injuries

By BARRY MEIER, June 2, 2012  New York Times      Workplace insurers are accustomed to making billions of dollars in payments each year, with the biggest sums going to employees hurt in major accidents, like those mangled by machines or crushed in building collapses....

Don’t Just Sit There

By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS, APRIL 28, 2012  New York Times ONE lesson I’ve learned while writing about fitness is that few things impinge on an active life as much as writing about fitness — all that time spent hunched before a computer or puzzling over scientific journals,...