Is it better to work standing? To stand while you eat? Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, chair of preventive cardiology at Mayo Clinic – Rochester, has published a study of studies showing standing at a desk while working “burns” an extra .15 calorie per minute. Is that enough to be worthwhile? It’s time to examine some of the evidence about […]
Can Watching TV Be Healthy For You?
Is TV watching healthy? For years studies have argued more TV time decrees a higher risk of death. Most of that risk has been ascribed to sitting, rather than frustration and anger at what is programmed. A new study has added a wrinkle: watch more TV and you get more deep venous clots. Plus there’s a new rub: if […]
Right, left or back – what’s best for good sleep (position matters)? (5/6/11)
Position Matters Position is the thing in life – or so my grandmother would tell me. Position certainly changes how well you sleep. Writing in the NY Times Science section April 19th, Anahad O’Connor looked at some studies, old and new, about where one should sleep in order to rest well. Sleep quality is of […]
Position Matters – The Right Side is Not Always Right (And not just in sleep -10/26/10)
And Your Position Is… So where do you sleep? On your back, on your right or left side? Flat on your stomach? Chances are good you do all three, even if you don’t know it. People move like crazy in sleep, especially in “phase transitions” where they go from light sleep into REM sleep. One […]