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Fitness, not Fatness Better Predictor of Health

Posted by on Nov 25, 2013 in Blog Posts | 2 comments

“Researchers, clinicians, and public health officials should focus on physical activity and fitness-based interventions rather than weight-loss driven approaches to reduce mortality risk.” I  remember literally scoffing about 10 years ago as a family doctor when I first heard you could be ‘fit and fat’. I am so glad I learned more. The quote is linked to a meta-analysis looking at ten studies on fitness and BMI. I can get behind this conclusion! Fitness was the best...

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Musings on Taft’s “modern” diet

Posted by on Oct 15, 2013 in Blog Posts | 3 comments

While in my hotel room, I read this article on President Taft’s modern diet… Take a moment to read it. Listen to the language used, and the message it sends.  Are you surprised by the outcome, or the conclusion? (My comments in italics below…) “The physician spelled out exactly what Taft should eat and at what time of day. The diet included lots of lean meat, fish and vegetables without butter and gluten (wheat) biscuits, which Taft ordered from a bakery in London,...

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School and “healthy” food rules. Have we lost our minds?

Posted by on Sep 23, 2013 in Blog Posts | 1 comment

“My friend just called me and said her daughter was not allowed to go to recess today because she broke the rule of bringing an “unhealthy” food to snack. She brought a homemade chocolate chip...

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“I’m a synchro girl!” Who knew!

Posted by on Jan 29, 2013 in Blog Posts | 5 comments

It is with mixed emotions that I am now a “synchro-mom.” I am getting used to spending Saturday mornings and Tuesday evenings at local high-schools with pools with deep-ends and microphones blaring techno music—under water. (Carpooling may soon free up some of those times…) Part of helping children be healthy and happy is providing opportunities for them to move and be active in fun ways. Along with trips to the park and the local ice-rink or pool and rec centers*,...

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“Just go outside and play!” Dubious “obesity” solution and questions of access and empathy.

Posted by on Nov 28, 2012 in Blog Posts | 8 comments

If you recall, our family recently ended our 18 month experiment in rental living. Tired of our peak-of-the-market mortgage and home-maintenance and looming fixes, we sold our home and many of our belongings 18 months ago and moved into a rental situation in an attempt to simplify. The apartment was roomy, had a fitness center, pool, movie room, lovely staff, but didn’t work out for a number of reasons. One of the many gifts from this experiment was the understanding for different living...

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