Tuesday, September 30, 2014

How Exercise May Protect Against Depression

Exercise may help to safeguard the mind against depression through previously unknown effects on working muscles.

from Well http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/10/01/how-exercise-may-protect-against-depression/


Head Injury Reverberates Beyond Field at Michigan

By MARK VIERA from NYT Sports http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/01/sports/ncaafootball/michigan-coach-brady-hoke-shane-morris-concussion-dave-brandon.html

Coaches Use Large Network to Watch for Injury

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS from NYT Sports http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2014/09/30/sports/ncaafootball/ap-fbc-coaches-eye-for-injuries.html

Michigan AD Apologizes for Mistakes With QB Injury

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS from NYT Sports http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2014/09/30/sports/ncaafootball/ap-fbc-michigan-hoke.html

Michigan Coach Brady Hoke Chided for Sending Quarterback Back on Field

By MARK VIERA and MARC TRACY from NYT Sports http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/30/sports/ncaafootball/brady-hoke-comes-under-fire-for-how-michigan-handled-injury.html

Monday, September 29, 2014

Vets Face Rising Worry Over Fleas

Anecdotal reports suggest fleas are getting harder to control, but vets and product makers said the products still work.

from Well http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/09/29/vets-face-rising-worry-over-fleas/


After Surgery, Predicting a Speedy Recovery

In a small study, researchers found that certain activity in patients’ immune systems correlated to different recovery times.

from Well http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/09/29/after-surgery-predicting-a-speedy-recovery/


Working Long Hours Tied to Diabetes Risk

Working long hours may increase the risk for Type 2 diabetes, a new review has found, but the risk is only apparent in workers of lower socioeconomic status.

from Well http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/09/29/working-long-hours-tied-to-diabetes-risk/


Celiac Disease, a Common, but Elusive, Diagnosis

A main reason for a lag in the detection of celiac disease is the long and confusing list of signs and symptoms, some of which may be mild enough to be easily ignored or attributed to another condition.

from Well http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/09/29/celiac-disease-diagnosis-gluten/


Thursday, September 25, 2014

Ask Well: Weights Before Cardio?

The best available science indicates that the order of the exercises, or whether they should be combined in one workout, was immaterial.

from Well http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/09/26/ask-well-weights-before-cardio/


A Rising Tide of Contaminants

New chemicals are turning up everywhere in the environment, and the health risks are mostly unknown.

from Well http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/09/25/a-rising-tide-of-contaminants/


Exercise and the Bounce Factor

Large breasts present a challenge in all kinds of sports.

from Well http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/09/25/exercise-and-the-bounce-factor/



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My Father’s A.L.S.

My mother and I were out running errands one afternoon when she pulled the car over and told me the truth. It sounded like something from a horror movie.

from Well http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/09/25/my-fathers-a-l-s/


Great Simple Weight Loss Advice

Take a few tips from Cornell researcher and author Brian Wansink

9 Ways to Lose Weight by Rearranging Your Kitchen

from Michael Boyle's Strengthcoach.com Blog http://strengthcoachblog.com/2014/09/25/great-simple-weight-loss-advice/

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

A Doctor, a Rabbi and a Chicken

Of course it was fine to have a rabbi visit the hospital, I told my patient's son. It was only as they were about to enter the room that I noticed that the rabbi was carrying a white chicken in his arms.

from Well http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/09/25/a-doctor-a-rabbi-and-a-chicken/


Teenagers and Weight Loss

Teenagers trying to lose weight should engage in an exercise program that includes both aerobic and resistance training, a randomized trial has found. It also found that diet without exercise accomplishes little.

from Well http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/09/24/teenagers-and-weight-loss/


Ultrasound vs. CT for Kidney Stones

For the initial diagnosis of kidney stones, ultrasounds may be a better choice than CT scans, a new study has found.

from Well http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/09/24/ultrasound-vs-ct-for-kidney-stones/


When Does Development Become the Athletes Responsibility?

Another great piece from USA Hockey looking at the athletes role in development. If you are nagging your kid at 14 to work out, shoot pucks, stickhandle etc. you are probably wasting your time. If they don’t want it at 14, they probably won’t ever.

When Development Becomes the Players Responsibility

from Michael Boyle's Strengthcoach.com Blog http://strengthcoachblog.com/2014/09/24/when-does-development-become-the-athletes-responsibility/

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Is Exercise Bad for Your Teeth?

Vigorous exercise is good for almost all of the body -- except perhaps the teeth, according to a surprising new study of athletes.

from Well http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/09/24/is-exercise-bad-for-your-teeth/


Vitamin E, Selenium Fail to Prevent Cataracts

Vitamin E and selenium are unlikely to lower cataract risk, though selenium might have a small effect, a large new study found.

from Well http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/09/23/vitamin-e-selenium-fail-to-prevent-cataracts/


Monday, September 22, 2014

Beauty in the Beets

Beetroots, whether roasted, steamed or raw, easily find their way into new salads, side dishes and main dishes. The greens are interchangeable with other mild-tasting greens like Swiss chard and spinach.

from Well http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/09/22/beets-recipe-ideas/


Sunday, September 21, 2014

A Better Baby I.C.U.

By many measures, a neonatal intensive care unit with single-family rooms produces better results than one with a shared, open-bay arrangement, a new study found.

from Well http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/09/22/a-better-baby-i-c-u/


Thursday, September 18, 2014


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Living With Cancer: Making Room

Cancer treatment and its aftereffects can prompt a cleaning binge and emptying of shelves. But for what, exactly, are we making room?

from Well http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/09/18/living-with-cancer-making-room/


Stoners Get High on Love With Marijuana Dating Sites

By REUTERS from NYT U.S. http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2014/09/18/us/18reuters-usa-marijuana-california.html

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Your Surgeon Seems Qualified, but Can He Type?

My inability to type has become a funny, disarming moment in an otherwise usually serious encounter between surgeon and patient, helping to mitigate some of the tension that can develop.

from Well http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/09/18/your-surgeon-seems-qualified-but-can-he-type/


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Artificial Sweeteners May Disrupt Body’s Blood Sugar Controls

New research in mice suggests artificial sweeteners may disrupt the ability to regulate blood sugar, causing changes in metabolism that can be a precursor to diabetes.

from Well http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/09/17/artificial-sweeteners-may-disrupt-bodys-blood-sugar-controls/



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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Sit Less, Live Longer?

If people need motivation to get up from their office chairs or couches and become less sedentary, two useful new studies could provide the impetus.

from Well http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/09/17/sit-less-live-longer/


Savory and Sweet Whole Wheat Focaccia

The combination of the savory, woody rosemary and the sweet fruit may inspire you to eat the breads at breakfast, lunch and dinner.

from Well http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/09/16/healthy-homemade-whole-wheat-focaccia/



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Top Five Core Exercises (Video)

Check out a recent video we filmed at MBSC


from Michael Boyle's Strengthcoach.com Blog http://strengthcoachblog.com/2014/09/16/top-five-core-exercises-video/

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Monday, September 15, 2014

But What if They Were to Die?

Is there any harm in prescribing drugs to a patient who believes she has been infected with H.I.V., even when all the evidence says she has not been exposed to the virus?

from Well http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/09/15/hiv-phobia-preventative-pills/


Ask Well: Plantar Fasciitis Relief

If you have stairs or a sturdy box in your home, along with a backpack, timely relief for plantar fasciitis may be possible.

from Well http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/09/15/heel-pain-treatment/


Off the Drugs, Onto the Cupcakes

Programs to rehabilitate substance abusers are starting to become conscious of diet, learning that sugar addiction can replace drug addiction.

from Well http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/09/15/addiction-recovery-weight-gain-nutrition/


Beating Back the Risk of Diabetes

The factors that improve your chances of avoiding the Type 2 variety of the disease are unmistakable: weight loss and exercise.

from Well http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/09/15/beating-back-the-risk-of-diabetes/


A Possible Cause to Celiac Disease

Check out this article from Mercola.com on a potential cause to celiac disease.

Why the Use of Glyphosate in Wheat has Increased Celiac Disease

FYI the research was done at MIT.

from Michael Boyle's Strengthcoach.com Blog http://strengthcoachblog.com/2014/09/15/a-possible-cause-to-celiac-disease/

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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Select Drugs Cause Most Childhood Poisonings

Twelve active ingredients were involved in almost half of hospitalizations of children for prescription drug poisoning, a new study found.

from Well http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/09/15/select-drugs-cause-most-childhood-poisonings/


Friday, September 12, 2014

Bright Green Pesto That Won’t Fade

How to make pesto that doesn’t fade from bright green to olive and four new ways to use it.

from Well http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/09/12/bright-green-pesto-eggs-pasta/


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Training Dogs to Sniff Out Cancer

Scientists hope to isolate cancer chemicals that only dogs can smell, leading to the manufacture of nanotechnology sensors that are capable of detecting cancerous tissue.

from Well http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/09/10/training-dogs-to-sniff-out-cancer/


Do Beginner Runners Need to Consider Technique?

Beginner Runner

There are a number of questions I’m often asked regarding running form. Sometimes these come direct from athletes, sometimes from fellow coaches.

I was reminded of one such question recently:

Do beginner runners need to work on technique, or should gradually increasing volume of running naturally allow a new runner to develop their own style?

Here are my thoughts

As with most things in the health and fitness industry, the polarised answer at either extreme is invariably the wrong answer!

Running Builds Runners

I’m not going to sit here and argue that new runners should be solely focused on achieving their own optimal form, before looking to progress the distance, pace etc… I’d rather see technique development at a process which evolves with the runner constantly.

As any seasoned cyclist turning to triathlon will probably attest to: regardless of how fit you are for cycling (for example), there is a certain resilience, strength and tolerance to the demands running that only running itself can develop!

However, to say that running is all about ‘getting the miles in’ is a somewhat flawed concept.

Look at the available injury rate data amongst runners, many of us get injured to one degree or another every year – usually presenting as one of a number of common overuse injuries.

Running is hard on the body. There’s no getting away from that!

As an example of how a technique awareness can help: we know that the knee is an area that often gets injured in runners. Of course there are many different knee pathologies and potential causes. However, just to make the point, we know that there is good research out there showing that if we gradually increase cadence for a given pace, stress on the knee joint reduces.

The Skill of Running

As I said in a previous article, I sometimes refer to a the highly skilled runner, a concept I use to describe an athlete who has the capacity to keep control of technique almost subconsciously at any given pace, incline, decline, surface etc… But when we start out, most of us are far from skilful in our running. Some may have an inherent untapped running ability, but even so, the vast majority of new runners are fundamentally unskilled, and run with no concept of how well or otherwise key areas of their body are moving, and the loading we subject ourselves to.

Efficiency vs Injury Prevention

I’m less concerned with efficiency, as these new runners are already on an upwards curve in terms of becoming more efficient as runners with their fitness (in general terms) improving. For me the big consideration and goal is injury prevention.

The reason why so many inspired new runners fall out of love with our sport is probably (at least in part) the pain and frustration caused by injury. Those unfortunately injured may well learn to associate running with pain and discomfort.

Anything we can do to help a new runner learn to run in a fashion less attritional to their knees, back, shins, the list goes on… the better.

Something to Consider

If you’re a coach, would you take a new swimmer and gradually increase training volume regardless of a clear technique flaw which compromises the shoulder joint, rotator cuff muscles, or another area? I hope not. I’d hope that you give the swimmer some technical pointers, drills and cues to consider as they perform your sessions, to help ensure that the shoulder isn’t overloaded as training load increases.

The same can be said for tennis. Take a serve for example – technique is so important in the avoidance of injury over time.

Why do I choose these two sports in particular as examples?

Much like runners; swimmers and tennis players perform the same repetitive movement patterns again, again, and again.

If any of these movement patterns are habitually flawed, creating excessive stress or strain on certain tissue or joint, injury usually ensues after a certain training load is reached.

So What Advice for Beginner Runners?

We’re all different. My general advice to any new runner is to start gently in terms of intensity, run frequently to build consistency without overloading the system with too much volume, too soon. While I’m not sure advocate running every day for new runners as per Jack Daniels I do agree that consistency of training is vital.

It’s this consistency that helps to build the running specific resilience and strength we all need, which should in my opinion by supplemented with regular cross-training in terms of general strengthening, stability work and mobility where specifically needed.

Our free 30 Day Challenge is a good taster for my running specific cross-training philosophy in action.

On top of this, an improved awareness of technique basics such as posture, cadence and upper body carriage can go a long way to helping a beginner runner achieve success.

Image via Anthony Mayfield

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HPV Vaccine Program in Australia Shows Success

The rate of genital warts in young Australian women decreased by 61 percent after the initiation of a program to give free human papillomarivus vaccine.

from Well http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/09/10/hpv-vaccine-program-in-australia-shows-success/


Airplane Crew May Face Increased Melanoma Risk

Airline pilots and crews may be at increased risk for melanoma, a new review has found.

from Well http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/09/10/airplane-crew-may-face-increased-melanoma-risk/


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Drink Soda? Take 12,000 Steps

The risks of consuming fructose-rich sodas and processed foods drop substantially if you get up from your chair and move around, even if you don’t formally exercise, two important new studies find.

from Well http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/09/10/drink-soda-keep-walking/



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Monday, September 8, 2014


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The Problem with Reclining Airplane Seat Design

The real issue may be that most airline seats are not designed to fully accommodate the human body in its various shapes and sizes.

from Well http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/09/08/reclining-airplane-seat-design/


A Family Cycle of Diabetes

Children born to women who had gestational diabetes have a substantially higher likelihood of developing diabetes as teenagers, a new study shows.

from Well http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/09/08/a-family-cycle-of-diabetes/


A Sleep Sweet Spot

The most reliable workers are those who get seven to eight hours of sleep each night, a new study shows.

from Well http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/09/08/a-sleep-sweet-spot/


Obesity Around the Nation

In 2013, adult obesity rates rose in six states – Alaska, Delaware, Idaho, New Jersey, Tennessee and Wyoming – which was a drastic shift from 2005, when the rate increased in every state.

from Well http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/09/08/obesity-around-the-nation/


Sunday, September 7, 2014

In Prediabetes, a Chance to Avert Crisis

It can take 20 years for complications from diabetes to become apparent, so identifying those at risk and altering their habits could delay onset of the disease.

from Well http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/09/08/prediabetes-blood-sugar/


MBSC Internship Part 5

This is Daniel’s last post in the series about his summer internship at Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning

MBSC Internship Part 5

from Michael Boyle's Strengthcoach.com Blog http://strengthcoachblog.com/2014/09/07/mbsc-internship-part-5/

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Friday, September 5, 2014

Think Like a Doctor: Weaker and Weaker Solved!

Readers solve the case of a 19-year-old man who suddenly collapsed at work after months of weakness and fatigue dotted with episodes of nausea and vomiting.

from Well http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/09/05/think-like-a-doctor-weaker-and-weaker-solved/


Couscous Salads, Big Bowls and Casseroles

An annual summer pantry clean-out inspires three new grain salads, and Israel couscous pasta and an eggplant and tomato gratin.

from Well http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/09/05/couscous-salads-big-bowls-and-casseroles/


New Answers About Carbs and Fat

New York Times health reporter Anahad O'Connor answers questions about the latest research on low-carb eating.

from Well http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/09/05/new-answers-about-carbs-and-fat/


Kenyan Running Drills in Slow Motion: Warm-Up Routine

I was going through some of our archived video footage last night when I came across this slow motion footage recorded by Neil Scholes during his time with the Kenyan Olympic Team ahead of the London 2012 Olympics.

Neil recorded a number of their simple warm-up drills ahead of a track session…

What I really like about this video is that it brilliantly demonstrates the combination of a few key factors we look to look to develop in the vast majority of the athletes we work with. In particular:

More on Neil’s time with the Kenyan Olympic Team in these articles:

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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Ask Well: Is Horseback Riding Good Exercise?

It’s very good exercise for the horse and, depending on how you ride, can be moderate or even strenuous exercise for you, too.

from Well http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/09/05/ask-well-is-horseback-riding-good-exercise/


Living With Schizophrenia: The Importance of Routine

My story, as with so many stories of recovery, isn’t over. The biggest things in my life are now my friends and family, my work and my daily routine.

from Well http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/09/04/living-with-schizophrenia-the-importance-of-routine/


Think Like a Doctor: Weaker and Weaker

A 19-year-old man collapses at work after months of increasing weakness. Can you figure out why?

from Well http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/09/04/think-like-a-doctor-weaker-and-weaker/


Want To Stink This Winter? I Have the Answer


Read this if you haven’t, reread it if your young athlete is preparing for a winter sport.

Originally posted on Michael Boyle's Strengthcoach.com Blog:

Catchy title? This article is for all you parents who are trying to help your kid get in shape for a winter sport. I spoke with a mom the other day who inspired me to write this. There is a saying I use often in my talks. It is in fact the title of this article.

If you want your child to perform poorly this winter I have the answer. The answer is cross country. I have had countless parents over the years tell me that they can’t figure out why little Janie or Johnny had such a bad winter sports season. They worked so hard in the fall, running all those miles.

Lets get some facts straight. There are no team sports where you run for miles at a time. Even if you actually “run” miles in a game, those miles are actually a series of sprints interspersed with…

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Put the Physical in Education

A study suggests that exercise can help kids, especially those with A.D.H.D., focus in class.

from Well http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/09/04/adhd-children-excercise-pe/


NFL Says Concussions Dropped in 2013

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS from NYT Sports http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2014/09/03/sports/football/ap-fbn-nfl-health-and-safety.html