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
July 2018 How Hard Do You Really NEED to Exercise? Many national and international health bodies have determined how much exercise one needs to live a healthy if not longer life. In general, the exercise prescription for health – not athletic fitness or weight loss – is to accumulate 150 minutes of moderate physical activity
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
Aging happens over time, and with it comes many changes to the mind and body. I know it sounds tautological and mundanely simplistic, but science is still investigating what and why things deteriorate as we age. While most of age-related research is on diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, etc, the one that may
April 2018 New Thoughts on The Body’s Response to Exercise An Australian study published in Cell Metabolism (Jan. 2018) hypothesized that the cells communicate with each other in response to physical activity. Vesicles, tiny protein-filled packages, “contain genetic material and proteins that carry messages to other parts” of the body that all have connections to
Santa Claus has settled into another 350 days of hard work in preparation for one very long night of delivering toys and gifts to kids, and adults, all around the world. This amazing feat, even with the aid of some fast-flying reindeer, requires that Santa be in peak condition. In fact, he really can’t have
I”m pretty sure by now that you can figure out where this blog post is going: Here he comes again talking about sedentariness vs being physically active. You’d be close in making that guess, but wrong. This week in national political news, Sen. Jeff Flake, Republican from Arizona, announced from the Senate floor why he’s