Social determinants of health (SDOH), as identified by the CDC, are conditions in the places where people live, learn, work, and play that affect a wide range of health risks and outcomes.
Luckily, research shows that some of the indulgences we let ourselves enjoy may actually have health benefits. However, the information in the media can be confusing - and downright contradictory at times. So here's what the science really says.
A handful of recent studies have tried to answer what every runner, whether pro or hobbyist, has no doubt been asked by friends and family: What on earth do you think about while you're out there for so many miles?
. The discussion was difficult; by the end of the session, all of us were in tears. However, at no time during that visit were the names Julius Hallervorden and Hugo Spatz mentioned. Having read about them, I've erased the eponym bearing their names from my database.
Forty isn't the new 30 when it comes to your ovaries, but that doesn't mean you need to have a baby before you are ready, with someone who isn't "the one", or while you are pursuing your career or life goals. It does mean, however, that you need to keep your ovaries in mind along the way.