Archive for July, 2010

Gym Benefits Undone by Too Much Sitting

Tweet I think that what disturbs me the most about this headline is the notion that the only way we can hope for longevity is through rigorous exercise the majority of our life span. Just because people who are thinner appear to be more active than the obese (which is questionable because it certainly takes […]

Posted on July 28, 2010 at 4:31 am by Charles · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Diet, Disease, Exercise, Obesity, Tweet

Do Certain Shoes Prevent Injury?

Tweet I haven’t written about running in quite some time, especially because I’ve scaled back quite a bit. However, I’ve ramped up a little lately preparing to run the Rock-n-Roll Chicago half marathon next weekend. So since I’ve been a little preoccupied with the subject, I came across a New York Times article examining whether […]

Posted on July 25, 2010 at 10:55 pm by Charles · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Running, Tweet

The Overweight Eat No More than the Lean

Tweet Gary Taubes made this point in his book, Good Calories, Bad Calories. Upon first glance, the reflexive part of you would probably revolt because you’ve been brainwashed to believe that obese people get that way simply because they eat too much. However, Taubes points out that astute doctors and scientists have known for some […]

Posted on July 22, 2010 at 10:16 pm by Charles · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Diet, Insulin, Obesity, Sugar, Tweet

Should Diabetics Have Surgery to Control Blood Sugar?

Tweet Diabetes is a defect of carbohydrate metabolism. The cells in the body become resistant to the effects of insulin and does not process the movement of blood sugar into sells as it should. Generally, as the cells become more resistant, the fat tissue becomes more accommodating which shouldn’t surprise anyone. Insulin is the primary […]

Posted on July 19, 2010 at 4:30 pm by Charles · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Diabetes, Diet, Disease, Insulin, Obesity, Tweet

Should Kids Have Cholesterol Tests?

Tweet And by extension, should children take cholesterol medicines to deal with any problems found by such tests? Isn’t the thought revolting to you? In what generation known to mankind have we put children on as much medicine as they are on today. Today’s children cannot sit still long enough to read a book or […]

Posted on July 15, 2010 at 8:20 pm by Charles · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Cholesterol, Diet, Disease, Heart Disease, Tweet

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