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

Fitness is More Important Than Age in Predicting Longevity

86 Year old triathlete Lew Hollander In my previous post I discussed how researchers at the Cleveland Clinic associated performance on an exercise test with all-cause mortality and concluded the better your performance, the lower your risk of mortality. Researchers also looked at the same data to determine whether estimated age based on performance on … Continue reading Fitness is More Important Than Age in Predicting Longevity

How Much Exercise Is Too Much? – Revisited

Recently I discussed the notion that there can be too much of a good thing with exercise. Some doctors believe there is a U-shaped curve of exercise and health. Health benefits increase, and risk of mortality from all causes decreases, as amount of exercise increases- up to a point. With too much exercise the benefits … Continue reading How Much Exercise Is Too Much? – Revisited