I can't remember a time when I wasn't unusually absorbed by what makes us feel better -- me, you, pretty much anyone. Coming from a family full of doctors is certainly part of it. A touch of hypochondria probably contributed.
And for most of my life, I've been fascinated by anything that tests the limits of human physical endurance: cross-country bike races, multi-day runs, mountain climbs and the like. Realizing my own (severe) limitations in this area, I've tried small versions of some, but for the past five years, my efforts have centered on learning all I could and writing a fitness column for The Post. That led quite naturally into a larger exploration of health and wellness -- what we do right and the many things we do wrong.
This blog is a new attempt by The Post to look at all that. What you'll find here: The latest news and research on physical and mental health, nutrition, fitness and other subjects. Expert advice. Inspiration, mostly in the form of what others are doing to keep themselves healthy. Gentle nagging about healthful habits. A bit of humor, when possible (laughter may be, after all, the second-best medicine, behind physical exercise). Some surprises. Empathy, at how difficult it is to sip from the fire hose of information available today and keep yourself and your loved ones healthy.
What you won't find: Health policy. Health politics (or as little as I can get away with at The Post). Lectures. Anything that bores you (I hope).
If you like what you see here, share it, via social media or old-fashioned word of mouth. If you don't, let me know what I can do to make you feel better.