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