It is not often that I read a book that radically reshapes the way I see my health and inspires me to make lifestyle changes, but “The End of Illness” by Dr. David B. Agnus did just that. A respected researcher and also famous for having treated Steve Jobs during his battle with cancer, the book shares some of his key insights for preventing chronic disease, just in time for 2013 New Years Resolutions!
A local Beijing startup team wants to make exercise fun through online videos:
Wokaishi.com, founded last year by an American and Chinese team last year in Beijing, re-launched on June 1st with a new site design and features.
I visited the We-Impact Center in Wanguocheng MOMA for movie night recently. It’s a promising addition to Beijing’s sustainability scene and an interesting business.
Yesterday I tried out a Heyrobics class over in Chaoyang Park. A new Swedish exercise craze, it’s basically an aerobics class + full-body interval training that includes squats, push ups, sprints, core etc. The upbeat pop music, high-energy instructors, and group format was quite a lot of fun. The crowd of onlookers in the park was an added bonus, you always work harder when there’s an audience! The movements are simple and easy to follow so appropriate for beginners, but if you follow the pace of the instructor and go all out it is a challenging workout. Most of the classes are free or 20rmb to cover venue costs, what’s not to love?
You can check out their class schedule here.