Weekend Roundup: Metabolic benefits of a high-fat diet; cooking with vegetable oils; and self-esteem

“It doesn’t matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn’t matter how smart you are. If it doesn’t agree with experiment, it’s wrong” –Richard P. Feynman A few headlines that caught my eye this week: The preferred cooking oils to avoid exposure to cancer-causing chemicals. Children’s self-esteem already established by age 5. Metabolic characteristics of […]

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Weekend Roundup – PTO, ER visits from health supplements, and sitting

“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. […]

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Weekend Roundup (January 18, 2015)

“If you live with your head in the clouds every now and then, it helps you keep your feet on the ground.”                                                                                              –Gavin Pretor-Pinney A few things that caught my eye this week: Employee engagement (and wellness) depends on what happens outside of the office. Using a […]

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Weekend Roundup (January 11, 2015)

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”                                                                                                 – Thomas Edison A few things that caught my eye this week: Train like the great Eddy Merckx and ride 200km every other day in January. Optimistic people tend to have healthier hearts. The top 4 categories of supplements used in the […]

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Weekend Roundup (December 21, 2014)

“If the path before you is clear, you’re probably on someone else’s.”                                                                              – Joseph Campbell A few things that caught my eye this week: Elevating the quality of nutrition science research with Peter Attia, founder of NuSI. EU court rules obesity can be considered a disability by employers. When you burn fat, where does […]

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Weekend Roundup (December 7, 2014)

A few things that caught my eye this week: Exercise performance influenced by our body’s light-dark cycle. Committing $2.6 million grants to colleges across the country that launch women’s triathlon teams, USA Triathlon trying to grow the sport. Running can delay aging more so than just walking. Overusing your smartphone is likely destroying your most […]

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