I remember the fad of the record album of my college days that gave potheads- of which I was NOT one (really, ask anyone on my freshman floor) – a mellow thrill: recordings of the humpback whales. Stoned, they’d express youthful ‘wows’ as if the combination of science and THC took them to another level.
A recent article in the WaPo sent shivers down the spines of many dieters as it used valid, peer-reviewed research to back up its headline that yo-yo diets are counterproductive. But it only told part of the story. Essentially, referring to a few articles, the author noted that yo-yo diets often lead to a cycle
March 2017 Post-Rehab Knees Have Persistent Problems, but…. After a major injury to a joint, in this case, a knee, such as an ACL tear, even after repair, some neuromuscular deficits persist. A group of therapists and researchers, including a former STEPS trainer, studied the potential causes of quadriceps deficits post-ACL repair and rehab. It
February 2017 A 30-Minute Substitution May Save Years of Life So much has been written lately, in the research journals and here in STEPS newsletters and blogs, on the hazards of sedentary living. It is now considered to be the primary reason for so many of the lifestyle-related diseases that haunt modern society – diabetes,
Here’s a simple, short and accurate description of the differences between the two types of diabetes. Many are confused about this so it’s worth knowing, and worth understanding that Type 1 is a disease of the metabolic system. Usually affecting people younger than 30 – formerly referred to as Juvenile Diabetes because it often
This blog has every intention to summarize the health care crisis faced by modern and third world people resulting from the ready availability of cheap calories and sedentary living. One simple article in HealthNewsCanal (http://www.healthcanal.com/metabolic-problems/obesity/58073-obesity-may-…) used mathematical modeling to determine the effect of being overweight or obese on longevity and, uniquely, “healthy-life years”. By way
This is the last part of a 3 Part essay on diabetes and exercise that I wrote for Medical Fitness Network (http://medicalfitnessnetwork.org/). It addresses the risks and some of the considerations those with diabetes must control for and manage: In managing diabetes, either type 1 or 2, there are some guidelines one should follow, for
The following three essays are the long version of what I have written for Medical Fitness Network (of which I am an advisory board member), an organization that is designed to educate professional and lay individuals on a variety of medical conditions/diseases, as well as to serve as a clearinghouse, of sorts, through which those