Saturday, February 26, 2011
When I was on my bike this morning, I was listening to a podcast, and it dawned on me that some of you guys who run and cycle longer distances, do multi sport event would be interested in in a podcast from www.enduranceplanet.com (you can subscribe through the website to podcast).
This is a variety of interviews, information about endurance athletes, and on a regular basis the host will have s nutrition specialist on the show.
I have to admit some of it is beyond my league (since I am not an Ironman), but I find it interesting to listen to and if the topic does not appeal to me - I just delete it.
Happy listening and let me know what you think.
Wednesday, February 02, 2011
Recently I read a great blog by coach Nancy which was related to health care providers and attitudes towards patients who are obese. If was an interesting blog, and as a healthcare provider an eyeopener in many ways.
So, here is a HYPOTHETICAL question. If I was your health care provider who you were seeing as a part of improving your health. What would your expectations be to me - in addition to being compassionate (goes without saying). If you don't want to post it in public, sparkmail it to me and use the subject line 'health care provider'.
Reason for my question - just curious.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
I came acrosss this link on Pubmed www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18987274 . It is an article published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. What I found interesting was the conclusion 'Weight loss can be achieved by many methods, but the surgical procedures appear to be the most durable.'
Although I am not a researcher, but I would love to see a study comparing a group of patients who had metabolic surgery vs. a group of people who are on a voluntary lifestyle changing program (i.e. Sparkpeople) over time. My 'beef' with the study published is it is based on evidence from a textbook, and not a clinical study.
Sunday, January 23, 2011
'Fit soul - fit body'
The book is written by six time Ironman champion Mark Allen and Brant Secunda, a Huichol shaman and I heard about it for the first time not too long ago on a podcast (endurance planet).
'true health and happiness is about developing a sustainable lifestyle where youn not only achieve long term physical health, but also long term emotional and spiritual health'.
In this book Allen and Secunda manages help the reader with developing ways to create the balance of physical, emotional, and spiritual balance, and I can highly recommend it.
Addendum: perhaps you can get it through your local library.
Saturday, January 15, 2011
In one of my many mailings I get at work, there is a summary of news clippings, and one caught my eye. A report from the society of actuaries "Obesity and its Relation to Mortality and Morbidity Costs' All statistics based on research (not surprising when you know who published the report). One statement in the summary was an eye opener:
'We estimate that total annual economic cost of overweight and obesity in the United States and Canada caused by medical costs, excess mortality and disability is approximately $300 billion in 2009.'
A pretty staggering number isn't it? Should you want to read the entire report ... www.soa.org/files/pdf/research-2011-
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