obesity

High intensity intermittent exercise and fat loss

High intensity intermittent exercise and fat loss

Boutcher 2010 published a review article of the previous two decades’ research on interval training in relation to fat loss. The dogma within the exercise world has been steady-state ever since Dr. Cooper’s 1970s research if not earlier with the advent of the modern marathon in the early days of the Olympics. Since the early(…)

Causes of obesity

Causes of obesity

We all know obesity is on the rise across the globe. All countries are quickly developing an obesity crisis if they don’t have one already. Obesity however is not simply a matter of calories in vs. calories out nor is it genetic, cultural or environmental but a combination of factors. Now, as we explored earlier– to(…)

Diabetes and weight control

Diabetes and weight control

The European Society of Endocrinology recently collaborated on a protocol to get control of type 2 diabetes. This disease is raging across the developed and the developing world with an estimated 285 million people having it (6.4%) and that expected to reach 438 million (7.8%) before 2030. Diabetes is the number one cause of adult(…)

Exercise trumps everything

Exercise trumps everything

Dr. Blair in a BJM article from Jan 2009 reported a fact those of us on the pro-activity side of the equation have long suspected. Low cardio-respiratory fitness based on a maximal treadmill test is more predictive concerning chances of death compared to obesity, smoking, type 2 diabetes and hypertension COMBINED. Obese men with high(…)

The effects of tai chi chuan on breast cancer survivors’ cytokine and insulin levels

The effects of tai chi chuan on breast cancer survivors’ cytokine and insulin levels

Weight gain is strongly correlated with breast cancer with most women gaining between 5-13lb. 5 year follow up studies indicate that this weight is generally not lost after the patient is cancer free. It is suspected that the cancer alters the body’s sensitivity to insulin and change cytokine pathways. Janelsins et al 2011 published a(…)