If you want to boost your activity level, lose weight, and have a great time doing it…a dog may be your answer. Robert Kushner, professor of medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago, co-authored a study looking into the effects of dog ownership on activity level...and subsequently, weight ... Read More about 6 legs are better than 2
Well, we've gone and out-done ourselves...again. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has published results of the 2008 obesity rates in America. Please consult the picture and legend of the U.S. for a depressing sight. Congratulations (not!) to Oklahoma for being one of THE top 5 fattest states. ... Read More about Move to Colorado
While results are deemed premature, dieting monkeys may offer hope for living longer. In similarly conducted studies involving mice, favorable results were produced. When consuming 30% less calories than their uncontrolled counterparts, mice have been seen to have significant increases in longevity ... Read More about Monkey see…monkey do?
The name of this post sounds similar to "batter up" which reminds me...Cubs pummeled the Cards yesterday. Hoping for a similar outcome after today's game. Anyways...butter. Butter is the topic of discussion this morning while I enjoy my morning ritual: cappuccino and blogging. And as husband sweats ... Read More about Buttttttttttter up!
I'm a Chicagoan through-and-through: I'm a Cubs fan. If you've never witnessed Wrigley Field, what a shame. A few years ago, I spent a perfect early-April Saturday afternoon on a rooftop bordering the famous brick walls of Wrigley Field's outfield. Specifically, it was the "Ivy League" rooftop -- ... Read More about Smart fans are Cubs fans.
On July 14th, McDonalds will be opening a new "green" location in Cary, North Carolina . No, they're not rolling out a new line of garden fresh salads, but rather a location offering electric car recharging. Yep, that's right...charge your car at America's most beloved fast food joint. We go ... Read More about Are you lovin' it?
Coffee to reverse Alzheimer's? Suh-weet! BBC World published literature today on the positive effects of coffee and caffeine on memory. At a University of Florida study performed by Dr. Gary Arendash, 55 lab mice were bred to be symptomatic of Alzheimer's disease. At the age of 18-19 months (the ... Read More about Joe Memory!
In health care, chronic diseases tend to travel in packs. Those with non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (commonly known as type 2 diabetes) are generally, without a doubt, overweight...if not obese. I could and would provide you with statistics, but it's pointless. Even in my infantile ... Read More about prioritizing problems