Fatherhood: Snow Dog
I am face down in the snow. It’s a change from the hour I’ve spent on my ass, but not exactly a welcome one. François, my instructor here on Mont Tremblant, helps me up and puts me back on my butt. My thighs are burning, my face is stinging and I wish I were wearing real snow pants, instead of these vaguely waterproof track pants.
Can We Fix the NFL?
A little while ago, on a Sunday mid-way through the NFL season, I went to a bar with a couple friends to catch the late-afternoon games. Like so many pleasures in 21st century life, football fandom requires a certain amount of moral equivocation. I eat meat, sure, but I often spend a couple extra bucks to get the “free run” chicken. This, I like to tell myself, is compromise enough. I consume football the same way—guiltily, hungrily, trying my best to avoid the most obviously immoral products. And so, I don’t cheer for the Washington Racial slurs. I refuse to put accused rapist and convicted asshole Ben Roethlisberger on my fantasy roster. I’ve learned not to applaud when I see the kind of bone-crunching hit that, we now know, leads to brain-trauma and early-onset dementia.
How To Stay Fit (aka Awesome) This Winter
Before Seasonal Affective Disorder gets its icy, Vitamin-D-deprived grip firmly around the serotonin-producing areas of your nervous system, gear up, buckle down and get out in front of the winter blues. Exercise is one of the best combatants against depression. In fact, a 2011 study at the Cooper Research Institute in Texas (a non-profit research facility dedicated to preventative medicine) showed that just three hours of exercise a week can reduce symptoms of moderate depression as effectively as prescription antidepressants. Here are a few things to make outdoor exercise in winter more tolerable—pleasant even.
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