Decision fatigue

Modern American life is full of choices.  Many people make a thousand choices before getting to work, when then commute by car (the longer the commute, the more likely people are to be obese).  Then decisions at work… about the kids… And of course, endless food choices.  The combination of the stress …

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Happy Fathers’ Day

I saw a number of men pushing strollers and out for walks and bike rides with their kids yesterday.  I was on my walk (2.3 miles – not much – but consistency is key!) Dads:  after your kids let you sleep in (yeah, right!), maybe going for some outdoor activity with the young people …

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Obesity Epidemic is a myth?

This is the question Mike Schatzki, author of the newly published book, “The Great Fat Fraud” tries to answer “yes” to. He claims that obesity has been blown out of proportion, and that calling it an epidemic is a fraud by the Weight loss industry. A WSJ article discusses some …

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Keep on truckin’… and then some

It’s never too late to start walking!  In post-menopausal women, a new article shows: Conclusion: Our findings suggest that moderate physical activity, including brisk walking, may reduce postmenopausal breast cancer risk and that increases in activity after menopause may be beneficial.


The Hidden Benefits of Exercise: Even Moderate Physical Activity Can Boost the Immune System and Protect against Chronic Diseases “No pill or nutritional supplement has the power of near-daily moderate activity in lowering the number of sick days people take,” says David Nieman, director of Appalachian State University’s Human Performance …

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