Thursday, April 24, 2014

The World's Best Discuss Health (Part 3)


By Sam Yang - Get similar updates here

Dr. Tara Dall And Dr. James Greenwald On Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes, Insulin Resistance, PCOS, And Women's Health


This was a part of a series of talks with the world's best doctors, scientists, and experts coming together to discuss health risks for firefighters, police officers, and other safety employees.

What brought them together was the health of the people who keep the rest of us safe. The topics that are discussed in actuality are more relevant to the rest of the population who are not nearly as active as firefighters and police officers.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The World's Best Discuss Health (Part 2)


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Dr. Michael Lucia Discusses Sleep Deprivation And Your Health


Sleep is one of the most undervalued factors in overall health. It starts as teens, sleeping up to two hours less than generations past, and eating much later than before. It increases health risks, weight gain, and lowers productivity at work.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The World's Best Discuss Health (Part 1)


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Dr. Thomas Dayspring, Gary Taubes, And Dr. James Greenwald Talk Diet


This was a part of a series of talks with the world's best doctors, scientists, and experts coming together to discuss health risks for firefighters, police officers, and other safety employees.

What brought them together was the health of the people who keep the rest of us safe. The topics that are discussed in actuality are more relevant to the rest of the population who are not nearly as active as firefighters and police officers.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Learn How To Understand Your Cholesterol Panel


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I often like to say that it's not a too much information problem, it's a not enough knowledge about yourself problem. Meaning there's a lot of information out there but you don't know what applies to you specifically. There's a value to blood tests, like there's a value in owning books. But books are only as valuable as your ability to read them.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Bad Food Bad Mood


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Pleasure vs Happiness


It's easy to mistake pleasure with happiness. They often overlap. But happiness and pleasure are two very different ideas. You can do something unpleasurable, let's say school, but ultimately you're happier for it. You can also do something, like eating lots of unhealthy foods, and though it brought you pleasure, ultimately it makes you very unhappy.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

What Does Poor Sleep Really Do To Me?


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In a previous article, I discussed the association of late night eating and weight gain. The hazards of sleep deprivation are far worse.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Your Late Night Eating Is Making You Fat


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Your army may be confused


Your cells have a built in clock called the circadian system. It's controlled by cells in the hypothalamus: think of this as the command center. Now the clock of your individual cells can be altered by daily activity: think of these cells as your soldiers.

So when your sleep schedule is off, you work late, eat late, stay up late, or even do physical activity late at night, this resets the clock for your cells while the hypothalamus stays on schedule. This causes a de-synchronization between your soldiers and the command center. All plans go out the window and your army gets confused.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Athleticism = Injury Resistance


By Sam Yang - Get similar updates here

The difference between a regular person and a world class athlete isn't just ability. There were many almost greats that were plagued by injuries. We can do a lot of the things great athletes can do, we'd just get hurt when we do them.