Interesting story that I read on Ars Technica just now about the precertification of software and personal health technology by the FDA. It looks like the FDA is interested in making sure that software and its underlying systems are good for people and accurate for giving people using the hardware on their wrists and in their pockets. The FDA has partnered with some of the biggest names in health and technology to modernize consumer health devices and programs. The agency just announced the … [Read more...] about Is the FDA working with Apple, Google, and Fitbit On Personal Health Technology?
Tom Venuto of Burn the Fat sent me this article on Goal Setting for 2017 to print up on the blog. Hope you find some great value in it as I did. When you pause and reflect on the past decade as you look ahead to a new one, it makes you appreciate how short life is, how valuable time is and how quickly the time can pass you by - with nothing to show for it, if you don’t plan otherwise. We sure live in a Technological Time That’s why the passing of another decade can feel like a wakeup … [Read more...] about Goal Setting for 2017
I just saw an article about a study done by some Norwegian researchers saying that among other findings that Glucosamine does not seem to help lower back problems as much as people might think. Although it is widely used, glucosamine has no effect on chronic low back pain and degenerative lumbar osteoarthritis, researchers said. In a large randomized double-blind trial, patients getting both glucosamine and placebo had similar changes in pain-related disability after six months of treatment … [Read more...] about Glucosamine for Back problems in Doubt?
We have I think known this for a long time but it seems that a University of Chicago study, actually a fairly small study, showed that sleeping less seems to affect weight loss. The standard advice for those wanting to lose some fat: eat less, exercise more or do some combination of the two. A small but intriguing new study suggests people might also want to make sure they’re getting enough sleep. The study, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, took 10 over or obese middle-aged … [Read more...] about Sleep Less Lose Less Weight
Well I decided to make a change to the 10 days of fitness ecourse that I created a couple of years ago and have edited ever since. I have now changed the 10+ days of emails into a shiny new ebook in pdf format. I am really excited about the prospects for people reading this book and hope it changes you as well. Free Fit In 30 Days Email Course Change your life in only three weeks with free and simple lifestyle changes that will dramatically change your quality of life.What will you get? … [Read more...] about Free Fitness Book
I remember last July and the launch of Pokemon Go. It was a big deal for my son and I and over the few weeks after it certainly got more popular in our house as my wife started playing as well. A few month later though and the popularity has definitely waned. For my son and I the game is still fun, but while living in an area with very cold winters (Alberta, Canada), we do not walk nearly as much now. A very interesting study came out related to exercise and Pokemon Go that I believe is a … [Read more...] about Pokemon Go Exercise Increases. Do They Stick?
There are many ways that we can track our health. We have blood pressure monitors, thermometers, fitbits, even blood sugar tracking patches that dispense insulin. But a new item, a skin patch health tracker is on it's way to creep us out as well as track our health. I just read a great article about research taking place right now A new type of acoustic sensor that resembles a small Band-Aid on the skin can monitor your heartbeat and other health measures, researchers say. Skin Patch To … [Read more...] about Skin Patch To Track Your Health
In a new study done in Sweden and released last month there was a definite risk increase found for certain people to get a type of diabetes. Out of all of the forms of diabetes we know usually of two. These are both caused by pancreas not converting sugar into insulin in one way or another. Type 1 Diabetes is the one that we can be born with, while Type 2 Diabetes is the one that we get when we don't exercise and eat badly. Please don't shoot me for that comment, I know it is not … [Read more...] about Study Shows Sweetened Drinks Increase Diabetes Risk
An interesting study was released a while back from West Virginia University on meditation as stress relief is getting some play on CNN today. The study followed over 100 people and looked at how regular coping mechanisms worked compared to using meditation and mindfulness to combat stress. An intensive program that teaches meditation skills may help people reduce the psychological and physical effects of high stress, according to a new study. Kimberly A. Williams, Ph.D., at West Virginia … [Read more...] about Meditation as Stress Relief?
Here in Canada, we have a Senate that is quite different than some other countries. The Senate in Canada has it's members chosen by the Prime Minister and the term is for life. Once someone becomes a Senator here they don't have to worry about their job. Sometimes this is good, sometimes it is bad. Today this was a good thing. Today the Senate standing committee for Social Affairs, Science, and Technology released a large report that had a cool infographic attached (I have put it in … [Read more...] about Canada Senate Report on Obesity and Food
I have just run across a study released today that seems to show that there is an elevated risk of Kidney damage by taking certain stomach drugs, called PPIs (proton-pump inhibitors), like Nexium or Prilosec. In the very large study by John Hopkins involved looking at two studies which followed over 250,000 people over 10 years and found that people taking a drug like Prilosec or Nexium had just over a 12% higher risk of chronic kidney disease. An estimated 15 million Americans … [Read more...] about Does Nexium Cause Kidney Problems?
I wrote this Twitter for fitness a couple years ago but just wanted to remind everyone to follow me on Twitter for more fitness tips ------------------------------------------------------ I have decided to start something that is a little different just as an experiment. I will keep posting here but also will add lots of other links through a twitter account so that anyone using Twitter can get even more value without my regular blog readers being buried in article links from other blogs … [Read more...] about Twitter for fitness tips
We all know that fast food is not good for us and there are many reasons. Lots of times that we need to decide to make an eating decision there are a few things that this decision will come down to. Speed of food is one of those reasons. Fast food is admittedly very fast to get and to eat. Well besides the fact that a burger and fries are devoid of almost any nutrients and really high in some bad bad fats. The really long term dangerous fact is that hamburger meat tends to be pumped … [Read more...] about McDonalds and Antibiotics
Attention all you maxed-out mommas: Are you fed up with never being able to fit your exercise routine into your day because you're too busy running errands, cleaning the house and juggling the kids? You're so not alone! Fellow mom and exercise guru Carolyn Barnes became so overwhelmed with the continual chaos of mommy hood that she was inspired to create a truly unique (yet slightly off the wall) program to get it all in¦without losing your mind: cLEAN Momma! The cLEAN Momma Lifestyle … [Read more...] about Clean Momma Workout
I heard a stat about Vitamin D deficiency last week that I have not been able to confirm yet but I will throw it out there anyway. Apparently 90% of women have a Vitamin D deficiency and if this is true than this is a health problem that needs to be addressed. Vitamin D deficiency can increase a person's risk of death, according to a fresh study at the University of Eastern Finland. Researchers say individuals with low levels of vitamin D are about twice as likely to die early compared to … [Read more...] about Vitamin D Deficiency Can Be Deadly