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Earlier this week I wrote about the consequences of concussions in athletes of all ages. Considering that the Super Bowl is this weekend, the emphasis was on football, but concussions can occur in almost any sport. Just today, the Journal … Continue reading

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Earlier this week I wrote about how exercise can reduce the impact of age on health, fitness, and physical function. In many cases, exercise can even reverse the effects of age, literally turning back time. Last week there was a good article … Continue reading

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Last week I wrote about Santa’s health and how he likely stays fit for his annual sleigh ride around the world on Christmas Eve. Much of what I wrote was speculation, though, since little is known about Santa beyond what … Continue reading

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We have known for a long time that kids who spent more time watching TV were more likely to be obese. This was thought to be due to the fact that sedentary time in front of the television replaced physical … Continue reading

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From USA Today earlier this week: Smoking bans cut number of heart attacks, strokes No real surprise here, but it’s always nice to see more data to show that smoking bans are working to improve health. Links to the studies … Continue reading

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Getting in shape doesn’t require spending hours at the gym. In fact, you can do it at home  in as little as 10 minutes per day. A growing number of 10 minute exercise programs promise that you can build muscle … Continue reading

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I like infographics and I like nutrition information, so I think this is pretty cool: Fat or Fiction. Maybe we would make better food choices if nutrition information was presented in a way that was both interesting and easy to understand.