Growing up, my dad always shared these one-liners with me. He was (and still is) never one to belabor a point. Brevity was more his thing. At the time, I thought these snippets of advice were just dad being dad. I liked how they rolled off the tongue more than the meaning behind them. “You […]Read more "Invest in relationships; they are just as important as diet or exercise"
“At least once in your life you did something that was brave…only question is…when will we care enough to be brave again?” […]Read more "Weekend Roundup: low-fat diets and weight loss; how stress makes you sick; and improving your squat"
“Discipline equals freedom.” – Jocko Willink A few things that caught my eye this week: Health supplements send thousands to the ER each year. The ripple effect of parents not using their vacation time. Is sitting really the new smoking? New study finds no associations between sitting and all-cause mortality. My blog on the same study. […]Read more "Weekend Roundup – PTO, ER visits from health supplements, and sitting"
Headlines during the past few years have been pretty emphatic, “Sitting is the new smoking,” they warn in an anything but subtle way. Here’s just one example of the kind of messaging being used to try and get people up out of chairs. With the mounting evidence correlating sit time with poor health outcomes (and […]Read more "New study finds prolonged sitting might not be that bad after all?"
The childhood obesity epidemic is showing no signs of slowing down. Though some data suggest trends may be leveling off within certain groups, overweight and obesity is still a massive public health issue. Between 1999 and 2012, the percentage of overweight 2-19 year-olds increased from 28.7% to 32.2%. Obesity also increased about 3 percentage points […]Read more "How can pediatricians help prevent obesity?"
Any time a current or past president makes comments about health my ears perk up. Health doesn’t always enjoy such a prominent spot in the limelight compared to issues like jobs and the economy. But there is one health issues that’s attracted the attention and political muscle of the current President, and former President Bill […]Read more "A lesson in spinning health facts from a past president"
A provocative editorial ran in the British Journal of Sports Medicine recently claiming one important point about obesity and weight loss: it’s not because we don’t exercise. If you look at physical activity levels across countries with a high or low prevalence of obesity, there isn’t much difference in daily calorie expenditure. For example, one […]Read more "Stop kidding ourselves; weight loss isn’t about more exercise"