Saturday, June 14, 2014

Saturday Stories: A Must Read, Interval Training Risk, and Lots of Not Sitting

Gisela Voss's open letter in the Boston Globe to the graduating class her son left behind is truly a must read piece.

An MD friend of mine told me a horrifying story - apparently an Ottawa Heart Institute cardiologist told my friend's CME family doctor study group that interval training beyond the age of 40 carried with it more risk than benefit. I kicked that over to a few friends on Twitter and one of them, Runner's World's Alex Hutchinson, turned it into an awesome blog post.

Here's Dan Kois in New York Magazine detailing his experimental month of never sitting down.

[And if you don't follow me on Twitter or Facebook, here's the interview I did with CBC's Q and Jian Ghomeshi on why the food industry's involvement with public health is a concern, and here's a story from the Globe & Mail where I weighed in on Coca-Cola's latest commercial that's designed to make you want to reward exercise with food.]