Recently, Travis discussed the unsurprising truth about toning shoes. In that post he concluded that the various claims made by companies suggesting that wearing running shoes with mis-shapen soles would produce strength or aesthetic improvements
Archives for September 2011
Image by Michael 1952 Some exciting news this week – the world’s first systematic review on the relationship between sedentary behaviour and health in school-aged children has just been published online in the International Journal of
In the past few days there has been plenty of talk about the United Nations’ “all-out attack” on non-communicable diseases (NCDs), including cancer, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. Here is how the UN describes it: The
My labmate Richard (author of the phenomenal Cyclo-Révolution blog on active transportation) sent me an extremely interesting public service announcement yesterday which was produced by the Motor Accident Commission (MAC) of South Australia. According to
Obesity is associated with increased risk of certain health outcomes – diabetes, cardiovascular disease, etc. However, as Peter has discussed previously (here and here), a relatively large minority of individuals with obesity are metabolically healthy.
[UPDATE: Reebok has reached a deal with the Federal Trade Commission in the US to offer a partial refund to customers who purchased their EasyTone shoes. Full details here.] Earlier this year I received an