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Devices to monitor personal health: an opportunity for student research

Inspired by David Sedaris’ tale in The New Yorker (he cheerfully combines healthy exercise with compulsive litter picking) I decided to invest in a Fitbit… 172 more words

Compassion on a Mountain Top

“Then a despised Samaritan came along, and when he saw the man, he felt compassion for him. Going over to him, the Samaritan soothed his wounds with olive oil and wine and bandaged them. 710 more words

“I don’t like Cricket, oh no, I…” used it to inspire this blog!

When it comes to television and radio, in my house there’s one rule – if it’s sports related then it can stay on. If not, then strict(ish) time limits are enforced. 2,158 more words

Evidence-based Medicine

"Obesity is your fault" messages internalized by parents and children

This new study reports on how children and parents from an Australian sample view eating, physical activity and overweight/obesity.  Results indicated that:

- families tend to see weight as a primary indicator of health — rather than the amount of physical activity undertaken or the amount of healthy vs. 183 more words


Mindful exercise

Mindfulness is the practice of being aware of your body and focusing on the present. Mindfulness is practiced during yoga by performing poses in conscious control, but can also be put into practice while strength training. 292 more words


Reblog: A Call to Change for Fitness, Nutrition and Health Professionals

After reading this guest post by Patrick Mustain, MPH, MA on Dr. Yoni Freedhoff’s blog, Weight Matters, I immediately felt the urge to share. So, with their permission, I’ve decided to reblog the post here. 1,068 more words