Eat, Drink, and Move That Body!

Music Monday: In which I misuse Tom Petty

Posted by on February 2, 2015 at 9:35 pm

  There’s been quite a lot of talk about, between, and across those that think vaccinations are wonderful lifesaving technology, and those that don’t. And for those who are saying “What’s the big deal? Measles are just a rash!” Roald Dahl has some words for you. Here’s one of the better summaries. Let me briefly […]

In honor of flu season…

Posted by on January 17, 2015 at 10:55 pm

Ok, so by now everyone knows that this year’s flu vaccine isn’t quite as effective as would be desirable. By the way, that’s because the flu virus changes (read: evolves!) quickly. There’s still a few things you can do to reduce your chance of getting the flu. One of the biggest things is almost free and […]

Eat It

Posted by on January 13, 2015 at 10:21 pm

Today’s question: Do you tend to order the same thing at restaurants? Or do you like to jump around the menu? Answer: yes. It depends where I am. There are places where I just want the one or two things that I know are awesome. There are other places where I am busy trying new […]


Posted by on January 8, 2015 at 11:05 pm

A couple months ago, I planned to go to the gym after class. However, I forgot my water bottle. So rather than go all the way back home to go to a gym down the street from the college, I stopped at a convenience store and bought a couple of the cheapest bottles of water they […]

On Good Habits

Posted by on January 7, 2015 at 10:23 pm

Today’s question: Do you have any good habits that were hard to start but you’re happy you worked to build them? Well yes, I have a lot of habits that were hard to start. For example, it was very hard to get started working out regularly. Sadly, it’s much more fun to hit the snooze […]

Exercise is a Good Habit too

Posted by on January 3, 2015 at 6:40 am

Did you know that regular exercise is associated with a lower risk of cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and being overweight? You probably did. Did you also know it can prevent bone loss as you get older? Maybe you just don’t know how to get started without spending a lot of money on […]

Ok, Let’s Talk about Food

Posted by on January 2, 2015 at 6:34 am

You know what would be a really good habit for 2015? Eating a better diet. Most of us could stand to do better. Furthermore, the cold hard reality is that 2 out of every 3 Americans need to lose some weight; one out of three needs to lose a lot of weight. There are a handful of […]

Hello 2015

Posted by on January 1, 2015 at 9:33 pm

Like many people, I was happy to see 2014 go and I’m looking forward to a great 2015. This is a time of year when many people are working on habits: getting rid of bad ones, starting good ones. As you can see from the nice banner at the side, I’ll be talking quite a […]

Music Monday: Santa’s been working out.

Posted by on December 8, 2014 at 6:41 am

Some of my readers like a little eye candy. Drop the Bass, Jesus:

Huh, maybe the old fashioned way that used to work still does work.

Posted by on July 29, 2014 at 9:19 pm

The other day, results from a study on diets for diabetics were published. In short, it said that the low fat diets that have been recommended for many years don’t work very well to control diabetes, but the low carbohydrate diets that came before them did: The authors point to the specific failure of the […]