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Monday, October 24, 2005

New Old Prescription 

You know you should get more exercise. You also know you should stop eating so many frozen dinners, smoking cigarettes, drinking wine coolers instead of beer, and torturing kittens, but those things are not what I'm going to write about right now.

You can increase your daily exercise and lose weight by indulging your inner six-year-old: buy a puppy, and take it for a walk or two every day. Walking is well established to help you lose weight and keep it off, and it doesn't require much in the way of expensive equipment (just a decent pair of shoes and, unless you're really hot, clothes) or gym memberships. Plus, having a puppy is a great way to meet attractive members of whichever sex you fancy.

Not really a propos of puppy walking, new research indicates that ancient Mesopotamians practiced a fairly advanced system of medicine more than 4000 years ago. Many of their treatments were analogous to ones used today, and much more advanced and effective than many Greek, Roman, or post-revolutionary American techniques. Cool!

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