I’ve interviewed athletes, musicians, artists, and even acrobats with type 1 diabetes. But Nat Strand “takes the cake,” if you’ll excuse the expression. She’s a 31-year-old anesthesiologist who, along with fellow doctor and friend Kat Chang, won the 2010 reality TV Amazing Race competition, which challenges two-person teams to race across the globe in a frenzied international scavenger hunt with just one backpack each and very little money. Contestants travel by bus, hot air balloon…Read more »
We’ve all heard the same old advice for staying healthy during the holidays: stay away from the sweets, exercise, don’t arrive at a party hungry. The reason these bits of advice are cliché is because, as with most clichés, they’re true — but they don’t always work. Some of us aren’t the greatest at self-restraint! So here are three holiday ideas that are more proactive than reactive (what you can do instead of what you…Read more »
Yoga might seem intimidating to you, with all the bodily twists and turns. But there is a new kind of yoga that doesn’t involve any downward dogs or cobra stances. It’s called Laughter Yoga, and it’s a global movement. I kid you not. It’s based on the idea that laughter allows more oxygen into the body and brain, creating healthy effects.
Caroline Sheehan, a 24-year-old PWD and ardent yoga practitioner, recently introduced Laughter Yoga to…
OK, so maybe I sound like my own grandma here. But seriously, what will they think of next? I shouldn’t be surprised in the era of one-size-fits-all bashing; everything has to be customizable and personalizable these days. Why not running shoes?
That was ostensibly the thought process behind the new Santa Cruz, CA-based company Somnio, which is on a mission to help runners, athletes, and anyone with injured or sensitive feet (hello, PWDs!) to find…
I found Jeremy Williamson on Twitter. But if you read fitness magazines, watch Drop Dead Diva on Lifetime television, or follow the annual “Model Universe” competitions, you may have run into this type 1 diabetic hottie already. Jeremy is a 34-year-old native of Augusta, GA, who attended bible college in Tulsa, OK, and worked as a youth minister for many years. In 2006, he started doing a little modeling on the side. Then on a…Read more »