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Some insights on fitness and health trackers- Helping? Hurting???

June 15, 2016

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“An especially useful starting point for an aspiring healthcare company would be to think about ways to deliver a “positive good.”  Most contemporary medicine is generally regarded, economically, as a negative good – something we use or engage in because we have to, not because we especially want to.  While this creates a ready market, […]

How much cheaper would an airplane ticket be if we weren’t overweight?

May 25, 2016

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In America, More than 2 in 3 adults are considered to be overweight or obese. More than 1 in 3 adults are considered to be obese. (So we’ll say 1/3 obese, 1/3 overweight.) Body Mass Index is commonly used to assess overweight or obese. 25 to 29 is overweight 30 and up is obese Extreme […]

What the The New York Times misses about The Biggest Loser weight regain

May 16, 2016

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The New York Times published the following article: –After ‘The Biggest Loser,’ Their Bodies Fought to Regain Weight For anyone obese, reading this led one either to Ben and Jerry’s or the bar. It is a depressing read. Words like “frightening,” “stunning,” “radically,” “shocked” seem to appear every paragraph. The thesis of the article is research has […]

Exercise and cancer- why it helps and how much is enough? (part 4)

May 11, 2016

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This is a four part series- Why exercise helps A framework for why this matters How much is enough and practical guidelines Putting prevention in a new light – Putting prevention in a new light As the cost of sequencing genomes has come down, we’ve started to face an ethical and personal dilemma. Should we do […]

Exercise and cancer- why it helps and how much is enough? (part 3)

May 9, 2016

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This is a four part series- Why exercise helps A framework for why this matters How much is enough and practical guidelines Putting prevention in a new light – How much is enough? It is *not* all relative Continuing with colorectal cancer, from this study, “Evaluating the combined effect of moderate and vigorous physical activity on the risk […]

Exercise and cancer- why it helps and how much is enough? (part 2)

May 4, 2016

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This is a four part series- Why exercise helps A framework for why this matters How much is enough and practical guidelines Putting prevention in a new light – A framework for why this matters For every fitness variable -things like strength, endurance, speed- we have certain thresholds we should hit to optimize results. When we […]

Exercise and cancer- why it helps and how much is enough? (part 1)

May 2, 2016

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This is a four part series- Why exercise helps A framework for why this matters How much is enough and practical guidelines Putting prevention in a new light – Why exercise helps The way cancer is referenced in pop culture it’s easy to think it’s like Ebola. That it’s some other species we happened to encounter […]