NFL Players Show Higher Disease, Mortality Risk

A first-of-its-kind comparison between elite pro athletes suggests higher overall mortality among NFL players compared with MLB players. NFL players also appear to have higher risk of dying from cardiovascular and neurodegenerative causes compared with MLB peers. The differences warrant further study of sport-specific mechanisms of disease development. Clinicians treating current and former NFL players… Continue reading NFL Players Show Higher Disease, Mortality Risk

Home Schooled Kids at No Greater Health Risk: Study

Years of home-schooling don’t appear to influence the general health of children, according to a Rice University study. A report by Rice University kinesiology lecturer Laura Kabiri and colleagues in the Oxford University Press journal Health Promotion International puts forth evidence that the amount of time a student spends in home school is “weakly or… Continue reading Home Schooled Kids at No Greater Health Risk: Study

Podcast: The Dirty Dozen – 12 Fruits and Vegetables That Might Be Killing You

Mom said “eat your vegetables!” Your doctor said eat a diet chock full of fruits and vegetables! Your trainer, nutritionist and all your friends say to load up on fruits and vegetables! If the Environmental Working Group is right, all those people are wrong…or trying to kill you! The “Dirty Dozen” list is out for… Continue reading Podcast: The Dirty Dozen – 12 Fruits and Vegetables That Might Be Killing You

“The Dirty Dozen:” 12 Most Pesticide-laden Fruits and Vegetables

The Dirty Dozen. It just sounds, well, dirty. Somehow just not wholesome and good for you. If we’re talking about the Environmental Working Group’s “Dirty Dozen,” your instincts would be spot on. We all know that fruits and vegetables are good for us. Our moms, teachers, trainers, nutritionists and just about everyone else has pounded… Continue reading “The Dirty Dozen:” 12 Most Pesticide-laden Fruits and Vegetables

5 Foods for a Smaller Belly, a Leaner Body and Better Abs!

Let’s face it, we’re all looking for those super-effective foods for weight loss, fat loss and gaining an awesome physique!. But not everyone knows what the best foods are for fighting belly fat. Protein, fat, and carbohydrates (yes I said carbohydrates) are all foods that may feed your metabolism-boosting lean mass, therefore helping you destroy… Continue reading 5 Foods for a Smaller Belly, a Leaner Body and Better Abs!

Why Athletes Hide Concussion Symptoms

Whether or not an NCAA Division I athlete is likely to report concussion symptoms depends on factors including their vested interests, their understanding of health implications, and their team culture and societal influences drawn from narratives of performance circulating in media, according to a study published May 8, 2019 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE… Continue reading Why Athletes Hide Concussion Symptoms

Coffee: How Much is Too Much?

It’s never been a big secret that I’m a huge fan of coffee. Rich, dark, robust roasts that lift your senses and give you that morning kick! And I’m surely not alone! Latte, cappuccino or short black, a morning coffee is an essential for many people looking to kick start their day. But while the… Continue reading Coffee: How Much is Too Much?