andrewspittle + health   24

How did pizza become a vegetable? Blame lobbyists
Good summary piece about the lobbyist-driven changes to the school lunch program.
food  health  politics 
december 2011 by andrewspittle
Snooze or Lose
Fantastic article on the downsides to not getting enough sleep.
health  research  sleep  from instapaper
october 2011 by andrewspittle
Sitting Really Is Killing You
One take on what standing while working can do for you.
health  desk  from instapaper
june 2011 by andrewspittle
How Little Sleep Can You Get Away With?
Turns out that you really do need 8 hours of sleep per night.
NYTimes  lifestyle  health  from instapaper
may 2011 by andrewspittle
To the young brilliant minds
Dave Winer writes about why health insurance is so important.
health  DaveWiner  ScriptingNews 
april 2011 by andrewspittle
The Paleo Diet: A Link Primer
Dan Benjamin posts his primer links on the paleo diet. Sounds interesting.
food  health  DanBenjamin  Hivelogic 
april 2011 by andrewspittle
How To Start a Meditation Practice
Dan Benjamin's tips for starting a regular meditation practice.
health  meditation  DanBenjamin  Buddhism 
march 2011 by andrewspittle
How to Make Oatmeal . . . Wrong
McDonald’s has introduced oatmeal at their “restaurants” now. Too bad it isn’t actually oatmeal and includes more calories than a hamburger.
NYTimes  health  McDonald's  food 
february 2011 by andrewspittle
Everything You Know About Fitness is a Lie
"Gym machines are boring, CrossFit is sadistic, and dieting sucks. Luckily, none of them is essential to being truly fit. Through years of trial and error — and humiliation at the hands of some of the world’s top trainers — the author discovered the secrets to real health."
fitness  health  MensJournal 
february 2011 by andrewspittle
Sweet WiFi enabled health products.
january 2011 by andrewspittle
Biology and biography: The Q&A: Oliver Sacks, neurologist
An interview with Oliver Sacks about prosopagnosia, face-blindness, and his upcoming book.
TheEconomist  health  research  interview 
january 2011 by andrewspittle
Nifty utility to track sleep, exercise, and more.
health  diy 
december 2010 by andrewspittle
Autism’s First Child
"As new cases of autism have exploded in recent years—some form of the condition affects about one in 110 children today—efforts have multiplied to understand and accommodate the condition in childhood. But children with autism will become adults with autism, some 500,000 of them in this decade alone. What then? Meet Donald Gray Triplett, 77, of Forest, Mississippi. He was the first person ever diagnosed with autism. And his long, happy, surprising life may hold some answers."
theatlantic  science  health  research 
december 2010 by andrewspittle
The Insanity Virus
"Schizophrenia has long been blamed on bad genes or even bad parents. Wrong, says a growing group of psychiatrists. The real culprit, they claim, is a virus that lives entwined in every person's DNA."
science  health  research 
december 2010 by andrewspittle
This is Your Brain on Food
How food, on a chemical level, affects your brain activity.
health  science  seedmagazine 
september 2010 by andrewspittle
Staying Healthy and Sane At a Startup
Alex Payne's tips on productivity and health at a startup.
alexpayne  health  productivity  startups 
september 2010 by andrewspittle
The Startup Diet: How I Lost 35 Pounds
Paul Stamatiou's tips for staying healthy while working on a startup.
health  PaulStamatiou  startups 
august 2010 by andrewspittle
Sergey Brin’s Search for a Parkinson’s Cure
Great story about everything Sergey Brin is funding to help solve the riddle of Parkinson's. The efforts are taking a very data-driven approach.
SergeyBrin  google  health  science 
july 2010 by andrewspittle
No Refills
A background on some of what is causing a slowdown in the number of new drugs released to market every year.
health  theatlantic  business 
june 2010 by andrewspittle
Beating Obesity
America faces some difficult decisions going forward if it is to lessen the prevalence of obesity.
lifestyle  theatlantic  obesity  health 
june 2010 by andrewspittle
Your Brain on Computers - Attached to Technology and Paying a Price
Computers are having various effects on our brains and neurological activity. It's still early, but watching how these effects strengthen (or not) will be interesting.
health  software  lifestyle  society  NYTimes  information 
june 2010 by andrewspittle
Hyperconnected Health
The immense potential of a hyper-connected health system.
inspiration  health  lifestyle  society 
june 2010 by andrewspittle

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