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From Our NYT Files: Craving a Taste of Spring? Try This.

From Our NYT Files: Craving a Taste of Spring? Try This.

Without fail, every year early spring at the farmer’s market brings disappointment. We dutifully pack our tote bags with high hopes for rhubarb and strawberries, asparagus and tender field greens, only to find piles of last year’s cellared roots and apples — the same ones that were there months ago and will continue to be there for a few more weeks.

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Man (and Woman) Do Not Live By Bread Alone. From Out NYT Files: Riffing On One of the World’s Great Sandwiches

Man (and Woman) Do Not Live By Bread Alone. From Out NYT Files: Riffing On One of the World’s Great Sandwiches

Oddly enough, I first tasted banh mi, one of the world’s most delectable sandwiches, in Albuquerque.

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Road Warriors Take Note! From Our NYT Files: 40 Sea Gulls Wrecked His Hotel Room. 17 Years Later, a Pepperoni Pardon.

Road Warriors Take Note! From Our NYT Files: 40 Sea Gulls Wrecked His Hotel Room. 17 Years Later, a Pepperoni Pardon.

Nick Burchill has been called “the worst hotel guest ever.”

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From Our NYT Files: The Scientific 7-Minute Workout

From Our NYT Files: The Scientific 7-Minute Workout

Exercise science is a fine and intellectually fascinating thing. But sometimes you just want someone to lay out guidelines for how to put the newest fitness research into practice.

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From Our NYT Files: Those 2-Minute Walk Breaks? They Add Up

From Our NYT Files: Those 2-Minute Walk Breaks? They Add Up

Walk for two minutes. Repeat 15 times. Or walk for 10 minutes, thrice. The benefits for longevity appear to be almost exactly the same, according to an inspiring new study of physical activity patterns and life spans.

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From Our NYT Files: Lift Weights, Eat More Protein, Especially if You’re Over 40

From Our NYT Files: Lift Weights, Eat More Protein, Especially if You’re Over 40

People who would like to become physically stronger should start with weight training and add protein to their diets, according to a comprehensive scientific review of research.

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From Our NYT Files: The Best Thing to Eat Before a Workout? Maybe Nothing at All

From Our NYT Files: The Best Thing to Eat Before a Workout? Maybe Nothing at All

For those who can stomach it, working out before breakfast may be more beneficial for health than eating first, according to a study of meal timing and physical activity.

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From Our NYT Files: Bananas vs. Sports Drinks? Bananas Win in Study

From Our NYT Files: Bananas vs. Sports Drinks? Bananas Win in Study

A banana might reasonably replace sports drinks for those of us who rely on carbohydrates to fuel exercise and speed recovery, according to a new study comparing the cellular effects of carbohydrates consumed during sports.

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From Our NYT Files: In Need of an Emergency Goalie, the Blackhawks Turned to an Accountant. Nothing Got by Him.

From Our NYT Files: In Need of an Emergency Goalie, the Blackhawks Turned to an Accountant. Nothing Got by Him.

For 14 minutes 1 second, a professional hockey team in Chicago put its trust in a 36-year-old accountant from Oak Park, Ill.

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From Our NYT Files: Tools for Sleeping Well While Traveling

From Our NYT Files: Tools for Sleeping Well While Traveling

More and more apps are promising to help you catch some shut eye on the road.

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