More Evidence on “Too Much of a Good Thing”: High Calcium Score OK for Endurance Athletes?

A recent study shows that a high calcium score, which indicates high level of calcification of coronary arteries, may be benign for endurance athletes [1]. A high calcium score was found to be more prevalent among very active men, but there was no indication of increased mortality risk. A high calcium score corresponds with increased … Continue reading More Evidence on “Too Much of a Good Thing”: High Calcium Score OK for Endurance Athletes?

Keep Your Heart Healthy By Meeting “Life’s Simple 7” Goals

The American Heart association recommends meeting the goals from their "Life's Simple 7" checklist: Manage blood pressureControl cholesterolKeep blood sugar within healthy rangeGet ActiveEat a healthier dietKeep your body weight in the healthy rangeDon't Smoke A recent study [1] examined data from the famous Framingham Heart cohort, and found that if you are 70 years … Continue reading Keep Your Heart Healthy By Meeting “Life’s Simple 7” Goals

“Gamechangers” Movie now available on video

A Plant-based athlete I recently discussed this movie about plant-based eating and various myths about it, which I had thoroughly enjoyed. At the time is was only available at special showings. It is now available streaming on various platforms: including netflix, youtube, and vimeo. See their website for details of availability in various countries. I … Continue reading “Gamechangers” Movie now available on video

Protein Requirements May Be Higher Than Current Recommendations For Athletes and Older Adults

The recommended daily allowance of protein is 0.18 grams per Kg of ideal body weight (0.4 grams per pound). If you’re currently overweight, your ideal weight is what you’d like to get down to. Physically active individuals need more, so multiply this by about 2 for serious strength trainers (who need protein to repair and … Continue reading Protein Requirements May Be Higher Than Current Recommendations For Athletes and Older Adults