If it is late August then it must be time for the US Open tennis tournament. I have been a huge tennis fan since I played as a kid and have gone through so many US Open tennis tournaments on TV. I have watched everyone from Bjorn Borg, John McEnroe, Mats Wilander, Peter Chang, Pete Sampras, and of course my favorite Andre Aggasi. Of course the best mens players these days are Roger Federer and Raphael Nadal. This year times are changing for the mens draw though with Novak Djokovic being … [Read more...] about US Open 2013
A court of Appeals decision today cleared the way for any fast food vendors in New York City to continue to sell mega sized soft drinks and although Mayor Michael Bloomberg says that this is not the end it will be very difficult to try and re-enact a law that will stop oversized sodas from being sold. Although there seemed to be a huge outcry to the law that Mayor Michael Bloomberg tried to enact last year the fact is that the idea of giant soft drinks need to be stopped at some point. The … [Read more...] about Giant Sodas allowed in New York
Romauld Lepers and Thomas Cattagni, researchers from Inserm Unit 1093 "Cognition, Action and Sensorimotor Plasticity" at the Université de Bourgogone, have analysed changes in participation and performance of runners aged 20 to 80 in the New York marathon over the last 30 years. The results are largely unexpected: the best male marathon runners over 65 and the best female marathon runners over 45 have consistently improved their performance over the last 30 years. At the same time, the … [Read more...] about Seniors Running Marathons
Early results from a comprehensive multi-site clinical trial demonstrated that the use of antimicrobial copper surfaces in intensive care unit rooms resulted in a 97 percent reduction of bacteria that cause hospital acquired infections. This particular study also found a 40 percent reduction in the risk of acquiring an infection. Study results are to be submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for review and approval. Antimicrobial Copper Study Initial study results were … [Read more...] about Using Copper to Cut Down on Hospital Infections?
I have been seeing several sources saying that there is a deal imminent to end the 113 day lockout by the NHL and to get the players back to the rinks to start the NHL hockey season. This is the second lockout in the last few years as the entire 2004-2005 season was lost and part of the next season as well by the failure to get a deal done back then as well. Lots of NHL Contract Sticking Points There are a few big sticking points this week including player pensions, salary cap, length … [Read more...] about NHL and NHLPA Close to a Deal to End Lockout
Flu season in the U.S. is off to its earliest start in nearly a decade -- and it could be a bad one. Health officials on Monday said suspected flu cases have jumped in five Southern states, and the primary strain circulating tends to make people sicker than other types. It is particularly hard on the elderly. "It looks like it's shaping up to be a bad flu season, but only time will tell," said Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The good news is that … [Read more...] about Early Flu Season Already Started
last night i saw the documentary called Food Inc on Netflix and wow I was blown away by the story and message. I am sure i would not do the movie justice by trying to recount it all but just wanted to point out a few things that really shocked and surprised me and made me think of the changes that we will all need to make to eat better. What I learned from Food Inc. Cheap Fast Food - The real reason for a lot of the industrialization of the food supply has been pushed by the fast food industry … [Read more...] about Food Inc. My Impressions
I found this great study and article from the people at ABC News about a Fast Food Diet Study. This study was purposely having people eat fast food to determine its affects on obesity Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis are making an unusual offer: They are paying people to add fat to their own bodies by eating an extra 1,000-calorie fast food meal each day for three months. Dr. Samuel Klein, the lead researcher in the study, wanted to do some basic … [Read more...] about Fast Food Diet Study
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Belviq loss pill (lorcaserin hydrochloride), as an addition to a reduced-calorie diet and exercise, for chronic management. Who Can Use the Belviq loss pill? The drug is approved for use in adults with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or greater (obese), or adults with a BMI of 27 or greater (over) and who have at least one -related condition such as high blood pressure (hypertension), type 2 diabetes, or high cholesterol … [Read more...] about Belviq Weight Loss Pill to Treat Obesity
So what do you think? Are you shocked? This cover of Time magazine is sparking support and outrage all over the country and I guess for good reason. Everyone is a fan of breastfeeding until kids get a bit too old for their comfort. Why is Breastfeeding Important? Well first of all lets get to the root of the issue here. I have never seen a case where any study has said anything bad about the effect of breastfeeding on kids or their parents. Not only is breast milk very healthy for babies but … [Read more...] about Time Magazine Breastfeeding Cover
There’s no doubt that exercise burns calories. So why has study after study found such modest average loss even after subjects follow relatively vigorous, well-designed exercise programs? The usual answer is that you unwittingly eat more to compensate for your workout. That’s partly true, but it skims over a vital detail: Few of us are “average.” Break down the study results, and you find that exercise is highly effective at melting off pounds for some people, and ineffective for others. … [Read more...] about Why Does Exercise Sometimes Not Help Weight Loss?
I have been noticing a lot of magazine covers this week talking about Beyonce and her loss after having a baby. Sure Beyonce is a huge pop star so I thought I would look into it and see how she was able to get backin shape again so quickly. According to eonline she lost her the old fashioned way. Meanwhile, as for her enviable physique, Beyoncé admitted to gaining about 50 pounds during her pregnancy, but says she's now, nearly four months after Blue's arrival, just "three to four pounds" … [Read more...] about Beyonce Weight Loss
I had never known that Heidi Klum was a runner but she is sponsoring a Run for Summer where you can watch and participate in tracking your running compared to the supermodel Heidi Klum. Learn more about the summer run here: http://heidiklum.aol.com/category/summer-run/, and here are some of the tips that helped Heidi get in incredible shape. Heidi Klum Running Tips 1. Run with a Buddy - This really sunk in this weekend. When I don't have to go to work, its so much easier to hit snooze on … [Read more...] about Heidi Klum Running Tips
Wow what a finale of Biggest Loser 11. Almost everyone came back for the weigh-in and by my count everyone lost more tonight. It was great to see all of the fanfare and excitement. The finale of the Biggest Loser is always staged and it is crazy how setup it always looks but I always fall for the drama and stories. Tonight Biggest Loser 11 was no different. First the final four of Hannah Curlee, Olivia Ward, Irene Alvarado and Jay Jacobs was pared down to three. In the end America … [Read more...] about Olivia Wins Biggest Loser 11
I am sure that this will come as a surprise to many people but Anna Kournikova, one of the top professional tennis players of the 1990s is now the new Biggest Loser trainer taking over from Jillian Michaels. Anna Kournikova had a very successful career as a pro tennis player although she has a very strange stat that although she spent as much time in the top 10 as she did in mans magazines she somehow did not ever win a pro tennis tournament at the top level. Although not a trainer as … [Read more...] about Anna Kournikova New Biggest Loser Trainer