The strongest dieting motives are personal Low Carb Nugget 58 Typically, people diet to improve their health, their appearance, their mood and confidence, and their chances at living longer. All of those are good motivations, and the nice thing is, they're connected; you can have them all. But the strongest motivations are always the most personal. … [Read more...]
Health science short-takes
Even in mid-summer, science marches on. Here are a few diet/science related stories that caught my eye this morning. Healthy Lifestyle Makes Women Less Likely to Die Suddenly | Medpagetoday.com The focus of the study being reported on here is how to prevent sudden cardiac death (SCD) in women. The study (published in the July 6 issue of JAMA) followed over 80,000 women, mostly white professionals, aged 30 to 55 at the start, from 1984 to 2010. The participants completed lifestyle … [Read more...]
Remembering my dad
My father was a Flint guy, Great Depression edition – blue-collar even when he was in management, hands-on, patriotic, optimistic, and altogether typical of his generation. As a young man, he played baseball, drank beer, smoked whatever cigarettes he could afford, and helped save the world for democracy. Like his father and his only brother, Dad was an autoworker. All three men worked for Buick, a General Motors division that at its peak employed nearly 30,000 people in Flint, Michigan. Buicks … [Read more...]
Can watching TV kill you? What if you just listen?
The web is vibrating today with the news (loosely speaking) that TV viewing can kill you. This is not a metaphoric brain-death that we are talking about here, folks; it is actual, stone-cold, stick-you-in-the-ground death. Consider the following headlines gleaned this morning from a variety of online media sources via Google News: Too Much TV Linked With Disease and Early Death Alice Park, Time Healthland. TV Time Linked to Diabetes, Death, Crystal Phend, ABC News. TV gives you diabetes and … [Read more...]