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.
- Have problems committing to the gym? Enter Gym Pact – miss a workout, get dinged with a $10 fine (Weighty Matters)
- Exercise may increase the size of your hippocampus and improve your memory (Neurotic Physiology)
- South African drug addicts using HIV medications to get high… or possibly not (Neuroskeptic)
- How do scientists behave on Twitter? (Science of Blogging).
- Colby Vorland has a great post on Tim Noakes’ latest recommendations of hydration during exercise. Noakes (via Colby) does a great job of deconstructing the “common knowledge” about the importance of hydration/dehydration in endurance events. In many races, overhydration is a greater health concern than dehydration, and frankly I wish that every runner was forced to read Noakes’ work before strapping on a “buffet belt” (Nutritional Blogma).
- And finally, if you feel that evidence-based weight management is important, don’t forget to show your support by visiting the Canadian Obesity Network’s COACH initiative.
Have a great weekend!