Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Exercise May Help Prevent Alzheimer's Disease

We all know exercise helps with aging, but new science shows it may help prevent Alzheimer's Disease. Read details HERE

Monday, May 29, 2017

No Time To Exercise? Here Are Short Workouts

Finding time to exercise can be challenging. Recent evidence shows small bursts of intense activity may be just as valuable. Read descriptions of some short workout routines that may work for you 

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Weight Loss is Hard. Find Out Reasons Why:

Weight loss and keeping it off is challenging. Many people fail in long term weight management. There are many causes and every individual is different. Find some of the reasons HERE

Friday, May 26, 2017

Skipping Breakfast? Find Out If It's Good Or Bad

Skipping breakfast has been believed to be bad for your diet and health, but some evidence suggests it may have some benefits. Read a balanced discussion HERE

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Sleep Is The New Status Symbol

Sleep has become such a buzzword it is now a status symbol. Read about ways to analyze, measure and improve sleep with apps, gizmos etc. HERE. In honor of the birthday girl LAW

Friday, May 19, 2017

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

The Health Benefits of Avocados

The avocado has a variety of health benefits. My wife is always telling me they are good for me and not fattening. Apparently she is right! Find details of this super food HERE

Monday, May 15, 2017

Weight Control Hints

Some hints to help with weight loss and control. Eat more slowly, chew more. read the details HERE

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Running Is Great Exercise: Can It Add To Longevity?

We all know running is one of the best and most efficient forms of exercise. Recent data supports its ability to add longevity. Read details HERE

Saturday, May 13, 2017

8 Hints to Stay Energized All Day

Find some hints HERE to help you push to the end of the day. All are reasonably easy to consider implementing.

Friday, May 12, 2017

What Cities Are the Healthiest Eaters? See Where Your Hometown Ranks

A list and description of the the nation's healthiest eating cities. See where your favorite cities rank. St. Louis is not #1. I hope toasted raviolis did not knock us down the list. Find them HERE

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Does Fasting Improve Weight Loss

Fasting has gained traction as a diet approach and some evidence exists that it may aid longevity, but this study shows it may be no better than regular dieting for weight loss. Read details HERE

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Should You Do a Slow Cool Down After Exercise?

Coaches and trainers for years have advocated a slow cool down after vigorous activity to help flush lactate and avoid sore muscles. New research shows it may not matter. Read details HERE

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

A Simple Way to Boost Your Metabolism

Temperature fluctuations can increase your metabolism along with other healthy benefits. Read details and the science behind it HERE as you adjust your thermostat

Monday, May 8, 2017

Looking for a New Exercise Regimen? Kickboxing Is Great for All Ages

Kickboxing has multiple benefits as an exercise regimen. It can be beneficial for people of all ages. Explore the reasons why HERE

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Is the 2 hour Marathon Achievable?

Read research and efforts to get the marathon record below 2 hours. Many of the tactics can be applied to your own running efforts. Read details HERE

Friday, May 5, 2017

Want To Be Less Tired After Work?

Breaks during the day may make you more productive at work and much more productive after work. Read details HERE

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Want To Accomplish More: Do Less

Studies have shown workers are more productive if they tak more breaks, nap, sleep more and vacation more. Read details HERE

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Does Exercise Help Weight Loss?

We all know how important weight loss is, but does it truly help in weight loss. Interestingly it may not without calorie restriction. As you might expect exercise makes you hungrier and if not careful you may eat more. If you combine exercise with calorie limits you will lose more than by any single approach. read details HERE

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Want To Live Longer: Eat This

HERE is the solution to living longer through diet.

Some Presurgical Steps May Improve Postoperative Outcomes

This article details steps an Indiana University surgeon is taking with his patients for preoperative preparation to decrease complications and improve outcomes. You can find the description HERE. Centered on immune boosting, lung training and infection prevention they have noted shorter stays and fewer complications. I know in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine at Barnes-Jewish Hospital we have adopted a much more aggressive presurgical cleansing and showering program with wipes and antibacterial soaps for showers that appears to have significantly improved our joint replacement infection rates. We will be considering adopting more of these measures to help improve other outcome measures

Monday, May 1, 2017

How To Accomplish More In Your Day

Want to accomplish more in the day? Try becoming a morning person and arising at 5. read hints HERE

Pitch Counts for Young Pitchers

There continues to be an epidemic of shoulder and elbow injuries from little leaguers through the professionals. Tommy John surgery rates are climbing the fastest in high school pitchers. The problem is present in the pros who are always in search of increased velocity. Read a sad opinion piece HERE.

Pitch counts have been set up for Little League and can be found HERE. It can be hard to keep the exact numbers memorized. In general a pitcher should be limited to 5 pitches per year of age per outing and 10 pitches per year of age per week with plenty of rest between starts. As Jimmy Andrews frequently says -- no breaking balls before they start shaving-- can be helpful in helping limit young arm injuries. Make sure your child's coach is aware of the rules and enforces them to help us prevent injuries or loss of time from the game.