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What’s Happening: The Shape of “Enough”


When it comes to health, it’s all too easy to go overboard. Sometimes it’s seeking out increasingly obscure nutrients to supplement with, sometimes it’s fretting over the optimal timing of every meal, and sometimes it’s adding more and more workouts to your weekly routine until you can’t remember what it felt like to not be sore.

It’s easy to assume that more is better, but it’s just not true. And this week, a new post at Exuberant Animal eloquently explains the concept with a simple graphical representation. Too much and too little are equally dangerous; true health means finding a balance somewhere in the middle, not getting as close as you can to either extreme.

This pattern shows up everywhere once you know how to look for it – see if you can spot it at work in some of the other news from this week:

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