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“Technology addiction may be the next big public health issue.” Here’s a short article warning that addiction to devices like smartphones and tablets can be dangerous (really?). Some are advocating warning labels and even built in reminders that warn the user that it’s time for a break. From the article, “Unlike warning on cigarette packages or

You might miss this, if…

Thursday, 08 October 2015 by

As a follow-up to yesterday’s post on a magical exercise pill. I asked what you might be missing if such thing really existed. Here’s one, being out in nature. The article: Now Nature Changes the Brain. We need to think of exercise as more than just lowering cholesterol and fat loss. It’s about quality of

But Why?

Wednesday, 07 October 2015 by

Here’s a promising new medication that can supposedly give the benefits of exercising. But think of all you might miss… fresh air sensing your body endorphins feeling like you’ve accomplished something the cognitive benefits and, and, and. Of course for those who can’t exercise, this may be a benefit but for those of normal health?

Sit less, live longer

Thursday, 01 October 2015 by

Sit less, exercise less, stand more=live longer. As a follow up on yesterday’s post about the negative effects of sitting on kids, here’s an older article from the NY Times, “Sit Less Live Longer, on Sitting, Exercising and Standing.” From the results of the study, standing and low to moderate activity had the greatest positive

Sitting bad for kids.

Wednesday, 30 September 2015 by

Here’s an article in the NY Times, Sitting is Bad for Children  too about a study done on the effects of sitting on young girls. Of course we know this already and the question might be, what to do? Well, we can start by setting an example and sitting less ourselves. Get up and be well!

Is Self Regulation Unnecessary Now?

Tuesday, 29 September 2015 by

Would it be helpful for parents and teachers to know what the students are eating, who they’re hanging out with and where they’re going? Sure, you could argue for that. However, in addition to the very real concerns that the data might be used for discrimination, identity theft and advertisement, I wonder how it will

It seems like adding novelty and learning to exercise increases the chances of survival for new born brain cells. So, add some balance and jumping to your next run. (FROM THE WALL STREET JOURNAL 9/5/15) By Patricia Churchland Stock Market Quotes, Business News, Financial News from http://www.ibloomberg.net To boost my memory, I am going for

Cyborgs are beginning to stir

Saturday, 29 August 2015 by

As a follow up to my last post, here’s proof that becoming a cyborg and giving away your senses to machines can be dangerous to yourself and your fellow humans. Lack of situational awareness combined with technological “advances” can lead to serious stupidity. There’s a reason why you’re not supposed to drive and look at

The World Around Us

Sunday, 23 August 2015 by

There’s much talk of how being overweight or obese is harming public health and straining the healthcare system. While obesity is huge problem, there’s another problem that I notice, and not many are talking about it. I’m calling it “situational amnesia.” Aside from expanding waistlines, many people seem to be losing their movement abilities. Even those

Worried About Your Cognitive Health?

Saturday, 22 August 2015 by

If, after reading the previous post, you’re worried about losing your cognitive abilities, you can do something about it.   Here’s a 2 part article on the effects of MovNat® style training and how it can improve working memory. Proprioception demands that we think, that we are conscious of what we are doing, and that

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