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Month: August 2009

TIME Magazine VS. Exercise

John Cloud has written an article that will be considered blasphemy by many in the fitness arena, including many in my own profession of physical therapy. The article appears in the August 17, 2009 TIME magazine and is titled “Why Exercise Won’t Make You Thin.” Quite a provocative title, eh? There have been some good reviews recently of what science actually has to say about weight loss and these reviews are consistent with the overall theme of Clouds article. This one is excellent. Does this mean that you should stop… Read more TIME Magazine VS. Exercise

Scrutinizing claims

One of the toughest yet most important thing to do as a consumer of health care is to know the quality of information that you’re being given. How do you know if someone is giving you good information? After all, there is contradictory info out there for pretty much everything! Well, luckily for us not all information is created equally and there are ways to scrutinize claims to help gain some insight into how much weight, if any, they carry. It may appear that I’ve grown infatuated with Dr. Val… Read more Scrutinizing claims