“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

The Gamechangers- Interesting Movie Exploding Myths About Plant-Based Eating

I saw this interesting and entertaining movie in a special showing recently. Unfortunately that is now the only way it is available. You can find out if it's playing by you, and get tickets, at the Gamechangers website. The website says it will be out in DVD soon. There is also a lot of useful … Continue reading The Gamechangers- Interesting Movie Exploding Myths About Plant-Based Eating

Exercise Is Even More Important For Cardiovascular Patients

An important recent study [1] shows physical activity is even more important for people with cardiovascular disease than everyone else. I learned about it in Tony's blog One Regular Guy Writing about Food, Exercise and Living Past 100. Thanks, Tony. The chart showing relative risk of death vs “Met-minutes per week” is especially interesting. It … Continue reading Exercise Is Even More Important For Cardiovascular Patients