The Science of Walking: It’s Really THAT Good!
Exercise Basics | Health and Nutrition

The Science of Walking: It’s Really THAT Good!

At this point, we all know that walking is good for us. In an attempt to make it even better, the science of walking now tells us how to get the most out of this seemingly casual form of exercise. In some ways, this kind of takes the relaxing, socializing, nature-loving, exploring, parts of walking…

Food Claims and Labels – the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Health and Nutrition

Food Claims and Labels – the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

It seems that there are more and more food products coming on the market these days. Aside from the recent astonishing development of the deep fried Twinkie, there are other, seemingly more wholesome offerings. There’s grass fed beef, sustainably raised fish, artisan bread, reduced fat items, gluten free, non GMO, and on and on. With…

When a Calorie Isn’t a Calorie
Health and Nutrition

When a Calorie Isn’t a Calorie

Statistics have shown that at any given time 60 percent of us are on a diet, and the rest of us may be watching our calories anyway. So, probably most of us think about calories quite a bit. Remember the days when it was all about “calories in and calories out”? Those days are gone….

What We Can Learn from the French Paradox?
Health and Nutrition

What We Can Learn from the French Paradox?

Let’s face it. We all like to eat. We like to think about food, and have certain foods that call to us. As poet Leigh Hunt put it, “If you are ever at a loss to support a flagging conversation, introduce the subject of eating.” These days there is SO much written about food, diets,…

Is Sitting the New Smoking?
Health and Nutrition | Mindset

Is Sitting the New Smoking?

WARNING! The information I am about to impart may be depressing! But, I promise to give you the up side, to make lemonade from lemons, and bring in a few unanticipated perks as well. So here goes: In a recently posted article on www.functionalmovement.com, a highly respected source of human movement research and guidelines, Dr….

Why Can’t They Make Up Their Minds About Caffeine?
Health and Nutrition

Why Can’t They Make Up Their Minds About Caffeine?

In recent years, you may have been encouraged and relieved to hear that exercisers who drink caffeine in one form or another prior to activity will have their performance enhanced. The reason for this has been put down to the apparent ability of caffeine to help the body burn fat, which spares the use of…