#093 Exercise: Why Bother?

Lots of people don’t exercise. You might be one of them. (Don’t worry, there are a lot of you.) In this episode, we’re going to try and convince you that it’s worth your time. Already exercising? We’re going to tell you which workouts are worth your time and which workouts are like tossing your time and energy down the drain. Plus, we discover a remarkable crouton in “Best Choice”.

Links in this episode: Our "Stress" episode, Mayo Clinic on Exercise and Depression, Fitness Blender free online workout videos, Daphnie’s HIIT It! classes

#059 Lungs Breath and Endurance

Take a deep breath: it’s time to talk about our lungs. We know they’re important, but how do they actually work and how can we make them stronger? Are we going to get big, bulky lungs from exercising? (JK) Mostly, what do we have to do so that we won’t be so out of breath when we climb the stairs? Plus, Daphnie goes up against one of her faves in “This is Crazy, Right?”

Links: Heart Health episode, Cool respiratory system graphics, How to make balloon lungs in a bottle, Resources for quitting smoking, Info on youth tobacco use, Health care costs of smoking, Freakonomics episode about flu shots