Something You Should Know about Exercise


The Struggle To Be Thin - Part 2

April 23, 2015

 

Interview with Harriett Brown, author of the book Body of Truth: How Science, History, and Culture Drive Our Obsession with Weight--and What We Can Do about It

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Being thin is an obsession in our culture and certain 1 reason for that is…

 

Harriett Brown:
People make a lot of money telling us we need to be thinner no matter how we get there.

 


Harriett Brown

The Struggle To Be Thin

April 22, 2015

 

Interview with Harriett Brown, author of the book Body of Truth: How Science, History, and Culture Drive Our Obsession with Weight--and What We Can Do about It

 

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Mike Carruthers:
You supposedly have an ideal body weight based on your body mass index or BMI.

 

Harriett Brown:
There couldn’t be a measure that was less scientifically based than that. BMI is just accrued ratio between height and weight and it was never meant as a measure of individual people’s health it was developed as a way to look at populations in a big picture way and make some generalizations.

 


Harriett Brown

Being Fat Isn't Always Unhealthy

April 6, 2015

 

Interview with Dr. Carl J. Lavie, author of the book The Obesity Paradox: When Thinner Means Sicker and Heavier Means Healthier

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Sure it would be great if everybody was thin, fit and healthy but…

 

Dr. Carl Lavie:
Our research that we’ve been doing for 15 years has really pointed out that fat is not always the devil and in fact fitness is much more important than fatness with regard to long-term prognosis.

 


Dr. Carl J. Lavie

Reversing The Aging Process - Part 2

March 11, 2015

 

Interview with Dr. Michael Roizen, author of the book Real Age, are You as Young as You Can Be?
www.realage.com

 

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Mike Carruthers:
We’re all getting older and there’s nothing we can do about it. Right? Wrong.

 

Dr. Michael Roizen:
But we also have an actual age of our body. And your body can be many years younger or older than your calendar age.
 


Dr. Michael Roizen

How To Prevent Dementia Later In Life

March 5, 2015

 

Interview with Norman Doige, author of the book The Brain's Way of Healing: Remarkable Discoveries and Recoveries from the Frontiers of Neuroplasticity

 

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Mike Carruthers:
So much has been learned in recent years about our brains and how our behavior affects their function.

 

Norman Doige:
There are things that we can do to protect ourselves from cognitive decline for instance.

 


Norman Doige

Losing Weight By Burning More Calories

January 9, 2015

 

Interview with Dr. Andrew Packard, author of the book The Packard Weight Health Plan

 

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Mike Carruthers: 
One of the best ways to control your weight is to burn more calories.

 

Andrew Packard: 
10% of the calories that you burn each day are on the work of digestion.
 


Dr. Andrew Packard

Exercise & Pain

January 7, 2015

 

Interview with Dr. Steven J. Barrer, author of the book Exercise Will Hurt You

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Exercise is a big New Year’s resolution topic but there’s a problem with exercise we don’t discuss much; injury.

 

Dr. Steven J. Barrer:
I don’t personally know anybody who exercises routinely or participates in sports or both who hasn’t been injured – it’s just inevitable.
 


Dr. Steven Barrer

Simple Ways To Be Healthy

December 15, 2014

 

Interview with David Niven, author of the book 100 Simple Secrets of Healthy People: What Scientists Have Learned and How You Can Use it (100 Simple Secrets)

 

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Mike Carruthers:
It’s never too late to get healthy.

 

David Niven:
A couple researchers did a study of 72 year olds who’d never exercised in their life. And they had them start walking and doing things that were not particularly draining and what do you know if their health didn’t improve.
 


David Niven

Simple Tips For Healthy Living

November 21, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Alan Bonsteel, author of the book Stay Young, Start Now: A Family Doctor's Guide to More Energy, Less Stress and Better Sex

 

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Mike Carruthers: 
Even though we know what it takes to get fit and stay healthy, too many of us just don't do it.

Dr. Alan Bonsteel:
We're putting on weight, and the numbers on weight these days-the numbers on people who are above "ideal weight" are really pretty scary. They're going up and up, and just no indication that that curve is dropping off any.
 

 

Taking Care Of Your Eyes

October 28, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Neal Adams, author of the book Healthy Vision: Prevent and Reverse Eye Disease through Better Nutrition

 

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Mike Carruthers:
In addition to all the things exercise is good for it also turns out, according to a new study, to be good for your eyes.

 

Dr. Neal Adams:
In fact this study showed that physical activity over a 20 year period decreased your risk of having poor vision by a whopping 60%.
 


Dr. Neal Adams

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