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This Week: In Brief (Jan 10-16, 2009)

Saturday, January 16, 2010 Posted by Peter Janiszewski, PhD


While we regularly post lengthy discussions on Obesity Panacea, there are many research updates, news stories, videos, etc. in the field of obesity, physical activity and nutrition that we come across on a daily basis that never grace the pages of the blog. Most of these mini-stories we share with our followers on Twitter, and we encourage those of you with active Twitter accounts to communicate with us there to get real-time updates of all the stuff we are discussing (Follow Peter and/or Follow Travis). For those of you who shy away from Twitter, enjoy below the best mini-stories that we came across during the prior week along with links to the original source so that you can follow the full story.

Since I've been on the road all week, the list is a bit shorter than normal - but no less interesting;) Let me know if during my isolation from media this week I've missed something exciting by commenting below.

- Do you drive a car, complain about poor roads, expensive parking, and simply hate those pesky pedestrians and cyclists? Then YOU are the cause of Canada’s fitness dilemma. (Dr. Sharma’s Obesity Notes)

- Group exercise gives you extra endorphins and makes exercise more fun and enjoyable. (Jockology)

- First trans-fat, then calories, then sodas. New York City has a new health initiative: reducing dietary salt. (Food Politics)

- Do rich people exercise more? (NY Times)

- And finally, a hilarious video parody of the Wii Fit game (email subscribers must log onto Obesity Panacea to view).



Have a great weekend,

Peter Janiszewski

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