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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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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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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Keep on truckin’

A new study reports that folks who walk more have more brain (grey matter) in their brains 9 years later, and less cognitive impairment at older ages (13 years later). Healthy lifestyles can help us not only to live longer, but live richer, more independent lives!