Posts in category "Health"

Tired of exercise - ready to Adventure-cise!

I think I speak for everyone when I say that I am tired of winter. As I write this – two days before the official start of spring – it is 14 degrees with 25 mph winds and a wind chill factor of minus three. I am tired of the cold! I’m fed up with... Read more »

Does Wearing A Bike Helmet Discourage Anyone from Riding a Bike?

Does Wearing A Bike Helmet Discourage Anyone from Riding a Bike?
There are many out there that would say “you need to have your head examined” if you want to ride a bike in a city like Chicago.  But is it the fear of literally needing one’s head examined that is preventing more people from participating in city cycling? When Dr. David Edelberg posted his opinion... Read more »

Hostess' Liquidation Attempt Half-Baked!

Hostess' Liquidation Attempt Half-Baked!
UPDATE – Monday, 11/19/12 @ 5:30pm CST Stop the sobbing and cancel your eBay bids!  The judge presiding over the Hostess Bankruptcy case has called for a bake-off! In a ruling in White Plains New York this afternoon, Judge Robert Drain was unwilling to pull the plug on Hostess (sorry for the bad pun) and... Read more »
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Twinkies Good, Unions Bad, The Whole Story

Twinkies Good, Unions Bad, The Whole Story
7am EST, Friday, November 16, 2012 – yet another day that will live in infamy. On that fateful morning, Americans awoke to the tragic news.  Was it a terrorist attack?  No.  Another superstorm making landfall?  No.  A trading glitch that crashed the market?  No.  A new war brewing in the Middle East?  Yes – but... Read more »

Movember: Moustache Madness for Men's Health

Movember: Moustache Madness for Men's Health
Now, for a limited time only, the moustache is back! I guess if you’re a cop, firefighter, airline captain, cowboy, or member of a Three Dog Night tribute band, the moustache never really went away.  It was a moust-have fashion accessory for any guy who graduated high school before 1980.  Its use as a facial... Read more »

Summer Fitness: Cultivating the Six-Mile Smile

Summer Fitness: Cultivating the Six-Mile Smile
Six miles.  Thirty minutes.  Three hundred plus calories. A simple half-hour bike ride at a moderate pace will take you on a trip of six miles and burn over 300 calories.  Half of those calories will be provided by stored body fat. Getting one’s recommended daily allowance of exercise is as easy as riding a... Read more »
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We Don't Need Bans, We Need More Informed Choices

We Don't Need Bans, We Need More Informed Choices
We tried to ban alcohol once.  Once. Long story short, Prohibition didn’t work.  It didn’t quash demand.  It only drove supply underground into an unregulated market.  Lawlessness ensued.  Enforcement costs rose.  Tax revenues declined. Bans are economic losers while at the same time largely ineffective at changing individual behavior. So why do certain groups continue... Read more »

Weight of the Nation: Controversy, Confusion and Conflation

In yesterday morning’s post I posed a single question; does anybody care about the “obesity epidemic” highlighted in HBO’s Weight of the Nation documentary. By last night, I was answering nearly a dozen replies to a post that I considered to be merely a fishing expedition.  The majority of commenters were people who really did... Read more »

Weight of the Nation: Does Anybody Care?

Weight of the Nation: Does Anybody Care?
One week after HBO premiered its documentary, Weight of the Nation, there is a dearth of commentary on this 4-part series.  Has anyone out there taken the time to watch this? I wrote about this last week.  It was my hope to engage readers in a discussion about our country’s obesity epidemic and HBO’s handling... Read more »
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Weight of the Nation: Confronting America's Obesity Epidemic

Weight of the Nation: Confronting America's Obesity Epidemic
Last night I had the opportunity to watch HBO’s latest documentary The Weight of the Nation.  I highly recommend it to anyone who is concerned about our nation’s growing obesity epidemic. I don’t envy the documentarians who faced the daunting task of presenting this complex problem to the American people.  Where does one start to... Read more »