This Week’s Top Stories: February 20-26

While we regularly post lengthy discussions on Obesity Panacea, there are many research updates, news stories, videos, etc. in the field of obesity, physical activity and nutrition that we come across on a daily basis that never grace the pages of the blog. Most of these mini-stories we share with our followers on Twitter, and we encourage those of you with active Twitter accounts to communicate with us there to get real-time updates of all the stuff we are discussing (Follow Peter and/or Follow Travis). For those of you who shy away from Twitter, enjoy below the best mini-stories that we came across during the prior week along with links to the original source so that you can follow the full story.

  • Worried about rising gas prices?  Don’t be – higher gas prices mean higher physical activity levels (Preventive Medicine).
  • The City of Ottawa is moving forward with its pilot project for its first segregated bike lane in the downtown core (Ottawa Citizen).
  • More evidence that big bellies and big butts are not created equal when it comes to health risk (International Journal of Obesity).
  • Dave Munger with a great lesson on how to write a good research blog post (Science of Blogging).
  • New UK Food Guidelines: Eat less meat (Seattle Times).
  • Is electrical lighting the cause of the obesity epidemic? (Brain Blogger).
  • Reducing sedentary behaviour impacts energy intake more than expenditure (IJBNPA)
  • Colby Vorland gives some additional context to our recent podcast discussing nutrition research (Nutritional Blogma).
  • Our good friend Yoni Freedhoff is in the running for the 2011 Best Health Blog Awards.  His blog Weighty Matters was a big reason that we got into blogging in the first place, and even when you disagree with him, his blog is a must read.  If you’re not reading his blog you should be, and if you are reading his blog go give him a vote here.

Have a great weekend!


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3 Responses to This Week’s Top Stories: February 20-26

  1. gujhgjh says:

    Cool det. Ikke la dine følelser ta kontroll over deg. Aldri bli sint på andre sjåfører, uansett hvor urimelig de er. Det er uunngåelig at sjåførene gjør feil, selv grav eller dumme seg. Noen sjåfører vil også veve inn og ut av trafikk, bare for å komme til forsiden, og i den prosessen irritere alle andre,mbt sko nettbutikk. Ikke bli sint på dem, og aldri komme tilbake på dem i uansett, eller du kan bli en fare selv. Husk alltid å være “kult, rolig og samlet” 0.5. Ditt område av synet er det viktigste. Den tommelfingerregel er “hvis du ikke kan se, ikke gå!”

    • Travis says:

      Normally I delete spam comments, but this was so awesomely random I thought I should leave it up. According to Google Translate the text was in Norwegian, and it makes even less sense than I had expected:

      “Cool it. Do not let your emotions take control over you. Never get angry at other drivers, no matter how unreasonable they are. It is inevitable that drivers make mistakes, even grave or silly ones. Some drivers will also weave in and out of traffic, just to get to the front, and in the process annoy everyone else, MBT shoes online store. Do not get mad at them, and never come back to them in anyway, or you can become a hazard themselves. Remember to be “cool, calm and collected” 0.5. Your range of vision is paramount. The rule of thumb is “if you can not see, do not go!””

  2. It’s a tough job to follow a great comment like gujhgjs’s, but just wanted to thank you for the shout out and kind words.