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?"
Let me set the scene. I hop on a treadmill at the gym, all of which face a row of 10+ televisions. Each screen is tuned to a different channel, a mixture of sports and news channels. I complete a hard interval workout, a set of 1/2 mile repeats. But for some reason, it seemed […]Read more "Is all that negative news effecting your mood and performance?"
Workplace wellness programs might be getting a bit more invasive. Some companies are debating whether to include genetic testing in the hopes of offering more individually-tailored coaching or other interventions to improve employee health. This type of specificity might be what’s missing in current wellness programs. I’ve written before about some of the serious limitations […]Read more "Should your employer know your genes? Genetic testing coming to a wellness program near you"
Last week, the Minnesota Department of Health released a forward-looking white paper about paid leave and health. The study is part of a larger effort by the agency to focus more on the “relationships between employment stability, economic security and health.” In a public health sense, this is great news. Why? Because your health has […]Read more "Why paid time off matters for health and business"
We’re in the midst of a dramatic shift in how people access information. There are now open-access peer-reviewed research journals that anyone can read, not just those who are able to afford to hefty subscription fee. Beyond this, the way we consume information is radically different than just a few years ago. Podcasts, blogs, and […]Read more "A few of my favorite free resources for health, human performance, and wellness"
“Everyday is an opportunity to start over and make something great happen.” A few things that caught my eye this week: 3 cadence drills for a more efficient pedal stroke. I posted a workout of the week that included a variation of one. A cyclist’s tale of her first winter riding a bike for transportation […]Read more "Weekend Roundup (February 22, 2015)"
“The old you cannot introduce the future you.” –Lauren Solomon, author of Image Matters A few things that caught my eye this week: Unstable surfaces don’t offer any added benefit for core training. To comply with new federal guidelines, schools doing away with bake sales. Smoking’s toll on health is even worse than previously believed. […]Read more "Weekend Roundup (February 15, 2015)"