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Why You Need to Be Doing Burpees | Outside Online

Why You Need to Be Doing Burpees

What is the best predictor of when you’ll die? That seems like a hard-not to mention morbid-question, but, incredibly, study after study is showing that simple tests of physical performance are highly predictive of future mortality. My favorite recent example is a study from Brazil that tracked just over 2,000 subjects age 50 and up.

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Coconut oil isn’t healthy. It’s never been healthy.

Coconut oil isn’t healthy. It’s never been healthy.

The American Heart Association recently released a report advising against the use of coconut oil. The Dietary Fats and Cardiovascular Disease advisory reviewed existing data on saturated fat, showing coconut oil increased LDL (“bad”) cholesterol in seven out of seven controlled trials.

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Eating Late at Night Could Be More Dangerous Than You Think | Big Think

Eating Late at Night Could Be More Dangerous Than You Think

Fasting has been a hot topic recently, with intermittent fasting in particular (having an 8-hour eating period and a 16-hour fasting period each day), gaining a lot of popularity. Studies have shown that fasting can have positive effects on weight loss, immune cell regeneration, cancer prevention, insulin sensitivity, and lifespan.

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How the back pain industry is taking patients for an unhealthy ride | PBS NewsHour

How the back pain industry is taking patients for an unhealthy ride

For the majority of us, it’s not a question of whether we’ll someday experience back pain; it’s a question of when. ‘Study after study after study has shown that long-term visits to chiropractors don’t help patients. They don’t prevent back pain; they don’t solve back pain.’

 


And Cathryn Jakobson Ramin’s book on the topic: Crooked: Outwitting the Back Pain Industry and Getting on the Road to Recovery

 

Crooked: Outwitting the Back Pain Industry and Getting on the Road to Recovery

The acclaimed author of Carved in Sand-a veteran investigative journalist who endured persistent back pain for decades-delivers the definitive book on the subject: an essential examination of all facets of the back pain industry, exploring what works, what doesn’t, what may cause harm…

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The sickening business of wellness | The Outline

Yvette d’Entremont is known as and writes as Scibabe on Facebook.

Wellness is a scam

The term “wellness” – which seems to encompass everything from yoga to detox teas to crystals – is very hot right now. Earlier this year, New York magazine dedicated an entire, incredulous month to figuring out what wellness was, producing such articles as ” How Algae Went From Horse Food to Wellness Trend” and ” The Real Housewives Guide to Wellness” (Lisa Vanderpump regularly goes to the cryotherapy tank).

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Get off the treadmill: living well in the age of plenty | Books | The Guardian

Get off the treadmill: living well in the age of plenty

Do you ever learn about health from the media? I do. Here are some things I’ve seen recently. “How to engineer maximum deliciousness, pack in nutrients, increase sustainability, and build crazy food mashups.” But this is rather distant from my goal of eating when hungry. “More than 90% of us don’t get enough potassium.”

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45 Life Lessons I’ve Learned in 45 Years | Body for Wife

45 Life Lessons I’ve Learned in 45 Years

So because Facebook has a tendency to ram shit down my throat that I’d really rather not read, I was exposed to some hippie granola bullshit called “39 Life Lessons I’ve Learned in 39 Years.” I mean, it’s not all bullshit. There was some good stuff in there. There was…

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Exercise Is ADHD Medication – The Atlantic

To heck with this helping kids (just kidding) I hope this can help me.

Exercise Is ADHD Medication

Mental exercises to build (or rebuild)attention span have shown promise recently as adjuncts or alternatives to amphetamines in addressing symptoms common to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Building cognitive control, to be better able to focus on just one thing, or single-task, might involve regular practice with a specialized video game that reinforces “top-down” cognitive modulation, as was the case in a popular paper in Nature last year.

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Should you take Tylenol, Advil, or aspirin for pain? Here’s what the evidence says. – Vox

Should you take Tylenol, Advil, or aspirin for pain? Here’s what the evidence says.

Welcome to Dear Julia, a weekly column where readers can submit everyday health questions on anything from the science of hangovers to the mysteries of back pain. Julia Belluz will sift through the research and consult with experts in the field to figure out how science can help us live happier and healthier lives.

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How to Reverse Type 2 Diabetes, The Quick Start Guide – Intensive Dietary Management

How to Reverse Type 2 Diabetes, The Quick Start Guide – Intensive Dietary Management

Twenty years ago, when you bought a brand sparkly new VCR machine, you would also get a thick instruction manual. Read this thoroughly before you start, the manufacturer would implore. There would be detailed setup procedures and troubleshooting guides. Most of us ignored the manual, just plugged it in and tried to figure out the rest.

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