Nicole Ostrow

For Nicole Ostrow's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Jogging may be healthier than running

Feb 7, 2015

Jogging may be healthier than running

Vigorous running — faster than 11 km an hour, more than 2.4 hours a week, more than three times a week — could be almost as harmful as sitting around doing nothing, according to a new cardiology study that’s likely to stoke the debate ...

Meditation may reduce anxiety, depression

Jan 18, 2014

Meditation may reduce anxiety, depression

Meditation may offer the same relief as antidepressants for people with symptoms of anxiety and depression, according to an analysis of previous findings on the practice. A review of 47 studies showed a 5 percent to 10 percent reduction in anxiety symptoms and a ...