Tag Archives: obesity

Why pedestrian and bike friendly cities are better than exercise

    My recent trip to the ACSM annual meeting dramatically underscored the impact that walkable and bike able communities can have on daily activity patterns. In just a few short years, Denver, CO, has made huge strides to its pedestrian and cycling infrastructure, creating a community that accommodates both...
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It’s time to end our addiction to artificial sweeteners!

UPDATED BELOW Many of you will recall my interview last October (2013) with Dr. Susan Swithers on the metabolic derangements caused by artificial. So it is fitting that a year later that “opinion” piece was given major support from a recent paper out of Nature. Researchers from several institutions contributed to a series of step-wise...
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Low fat vs Low carb: not much debate anymore

In a recent paper published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, Bazzano et al. (2014) compared two groups of subjects consuming either a low carb diet (<30%) a low fat diet (<30%). The results of the study have raised eyebrows and have further strengthen the belief that dietary fat consumption...
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The inflammation superhighway for health & performance

The word inflammation no doubt conjures up images of a swollen hand from a bee sting, or a swollen ankle from a sprain. Few people, however, consider how ubiquitous the inflammatory response is in the body, like your last sunburn, or how it impacts either health or performance. In this...
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