More about vitamin D

A nice article about vitamin D in the NY Times. Studies indicate that the effects of a vitamin D deficiency include an elevated risk of developing (and dying from) cancers of the colon, breast and prostate; high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease; osteoarthritis; and immune-system abnormalities that can result in …

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LIKE A BROKEN RECORD…

My meals are very, very regularized.  I don’t have to even think about what to make or eat anymore. I’ve had the same breakfast every day for roughly 360 days in the past 365! See the last page of the newsletter for my routine. Yesterday’s dinner:

Strong muscles may help reduce belly fat

Half of my workouts (usually total of 4/week:  2 walking or treadmill) are strength or resistance training. Strong muscles seem to protect against accumulation of belly fat.  Another article shows this association. Ladies, strength training is for you, too!  Check out the video from ACE.

IS FAST FOOD ADDICTIVE?

I saw this ad for fast food at a bus stop in downtown Chicago last night.  I disagree! Dr. David Kessler, who used to run the FDA, has published a fascinating book, “The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite” (Rodale) – see book review in the …

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Teen Obesity

Unfortunately, most kids’ activity decreases dramatically when they enter adolescence. Even with motivation, losing weight for most teenagers can be difficult. According to a Temple University public health study featured on the Huffington Post, this is because teenagers are not very health conscious (their primary concern is losing weight), or are …

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Gone biking!

Enjoy the Memorial Day weekend!  Try to be active, and exercise some restraint at the weekend’s BBQ.  I find it helpful to eat something healthy before arriving at a BBQ – a few nuts 30 min before can really help reduce one’s appetite. See you on Tuesday!

Back on the road…

I am traveling again today, and have packed my breakfast in ziplock baggies: 2/3 cups oatmeal plain 3 tablespoons dried skim milk 2 scoops whey protein powder 1 tablespoon cocoa 1 tablespoon cinnamon 1 scoop dried cherries   Add boiling water, and I’ve got breakfast every day! The NYT Travel Section has a recent article about …

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