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Understanding the divergence between athletic and academic performance

June 27, 2016


I wrote a series called Rethinking youth fitness. One of the parts was When you’re getting good at sports, you’re not getting good at something else. We’re going to expound on that in a different way. I largely ignored research in the series. I want to take a look at one study to hammer this home some […]

Underappreciated benefits of playing sports at a young age (part 1)

June 13, 2016


I was surprised at the amount of positive feedback on my Rethinking youth activity series. That said, there’s no doubt the series can come across as putting sports in a negative light. I wanted to share some ways sports can be very beneficial. Benefits which consist of more than “teamwork.” I’m going to split this into parts as […]

Emptying out the mailbag and clearing the history #11

January 1, 2016


Other mailbags can be found here. Keep in mind a lot of this is email conversations, comment replies, or some random interesting things I’ve found. By their nature they are not as thorough or complete as a post on one topic. Here’s what’s covered in this installment: That time we started to detect 14 times more thyroid cancers and […]

Looking at weather and back pain

October 21, 2015


I’m a little late to this, but last year the following study was published, –Effect of Weather on Back Pain: Results From a Case-Crossover Study I was at a lower back pain conference recently, and actually ended up sitting next to one of the authors of this study, Chris Maher. Chris wrote a summary of the […]