Here come those nasty holidays advice columns, again. Halloween ends, and the decorations for Thanksgiving come out in stores and homes. Everyone knows that that portends – Christmas decorations, gift shopping and those ubiquitous and invasive, and exhausting, parties are right around the corner. Every newspaper, magazine and TV news or talk show will be
In many blog posts and newsletters, I have tried to come to grips with the value and merits of increased protein ingestion. Studies have demonstrated that extra protein helps not just athletes and ‘bodybuilders’ but the elderly, too. In this article, we see that there was probably a benefit for those about to undergo and
Most everyone knows that cardio exercise is valuable to health and longevity. It improves the heart muscle itself plus the blood vessels that carry oxygenated blood to other organs and muscles. It keeps resting blood pressures lower, reduces high levels of bad cholesterol and triglycerides and sugar. And it helps burn calories to help you
I wish DIY was applicable in all aspects of life. As a client told me the other day, when confronted by a minor repair of his toilet a few years back, he considered DIY. His son, a wise young man, suggested that, buying a $1 item to do the repair in order to avoid a
A recent article about a research study raises once again the prospect that obesity, defined as >30 BMI or >25% body fat in men and >30% in women; or >40″ waist for men and >35″ for women, is a risk factor for heart disease, if not now, later. But unlike some early references to the
A fascinating, lay article in the Huffington Post, with the catchy title, “Everything You Know About Obesity is Wrong“, attempts to offer readers a simple, and emotionally moving, synopsis of obesity science. It is heartbreaking at times as interviewees often express lifelong feelings of pain and shame, and society and the medical community don’t help.
As I wrote here, here , here and here, the science of sedentary behavior is the current variation of exercise science that is confounding experts. Here, a NY Times fitness and wellness writer summarizes a recent study that demonstrates what I reported in this blog post way back when: that is, when people do go to
In several other posts here, here, and here, I have discussed exercise and health science’s efforts to find the least amount of activity necessary to confer benefits. This goes back to my early years in grad school – 1978 to be exact – and the American College of Sports Medicine’s (ACSM) efforts to home in on