July 2012

Monthly Archives

  • Picking a healthier hot dog

    Summer is still upon us, which means more barbecues! Where there are BBQs, you’ll find hot dogs.  Health.com determines the best and worst ones for you to eat. It chose Applegate Farms’ the Great Organic Uncured Beef Hot Dog as best all-beef hot dog: “[It] meets and beats Brown’s criteria, with 110 calories, 8 grams of fat […]
  • Being bad, can actually be good

    Ugh, keeping up with all the rules to stay healthy can be hard. Every once in a while, though, it may be healthier to deviate from the rules. Try skipping spin class this week: “It’s okay to skip your super-intense spin class sometimes! A Louisiana State University study reported in TIME says that exercise, especially […]
  • The health effects of the graveyard shift

    Working irregular hours may be affecting your health. According to a study published in the British Medical Journal, it increases your chance of  heart attack and stroke. “This study is not the first to show a link between shift work and heart health, but it is the largest-ever analysis of its kind. It pools together […]
  • The best workout clothes: none at all

    While running naked through the city will likely get you arrested, at least you’ll be cooling off your body more efficiently. “When you get hot you sweat — but it’s not enough to just sweat. To cool off, you need that sweat to evaporate. It’s evaporation that drains the heat from your body. “To help the […]
  • Avoid dim light late at night

    So you’ve heard that late night use of electronics can disrupt your sleep, but a new study is offering another reason to turn off the television at a reasonable time — the dim light given off may lead to depression. “A study from Ohio State University Medical Center found that hamsters with chronic exposure to dim light […]
  • Is milk really that good for you?

    While you need calcium for healthy bones, milk may not be the best way of getting it. Which is why the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine is petitioning the government to remove milk as a required food group from the National School Lunch Program. “‘One of the only reasons people talk about dairy, or promote […]
  • Perfecting your running form

    If you want to reduce your chance of injury while running, the most important thing is proper form. “What is correct running form?: Running is controlled falling. Every run begins with a lean in the desired direction where the body tips forward like a felled tree. Then, we let go of the ground with one […]
  • Sports drinks benefit claims lacking evidence

    The exercise boosting benefits of sports drinks, protein shakes and running shoes may be overblown, according to a new investigation. “A team at Oxford University examined 431 claims in 104 sport product adverts and found a “worrying” lack of high-quality research, calling for better studies to help inform consumers. “Dr Carl Heneghan of the Oxford […]
  • Voluntary inactivity spreading around the world

    As the world gets richer, it’s joining North America and Europe in choosing to be sedentary. According to the World Health Organization, the total combined weight of human beings on Earth now exceeding 287 million tons. “[A] group of groundbreaking new reports, being published online as a series today in The Lancet, suggest that voluntary physical […]
  • Squeeze in a yoga session … during your layover?

    Move over Auntie Anne’s and stressful times waiting for your flight, yoga and healthy eating are beginning to pop up at airports. “Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and San Francisco International Airport both now offer free yoga rooms in terminals. Several airports, including Indianapolis, Cleveland, St. Louis and DFW, have laid out half-mile walking paths through […]