Category Archives: Fitness
I liked this column by Dr. Keith Ablow. He says, “we are vulnerable because we are free and strong”.
I heard the price of lobster is down this year, so I drove 1500 miles, sacking the coast of Maine, seeking savings. Mission accomplished.
Now the science is settled on food. According to a new study, “The Weight of the Nation”, to be shown on HBO, it’s largely the industrialized world’s fault you are fat. And it’s the government’s job to solve the problem. This is from the NY Times:
The films try to reorient conversations about obesity away solely from personal responsibility and toward a combination of environmental circumstances to explain why 70 percent of Americans are, according to federal statistics, either overweight or obese. While personal responsibility is an important piece, “you cannot say that all these people have lost all their willpower,” Mr. Hoffman said.
The FDA plans to require cigarette manufacturers to place large images on each pack showing the wages of smoking. The images include a toe tag on a corpse, cancerous lungs, gums, and smoke exiting a hole in a cancer patient’s throat. Some tobacco companies have sued claiming the mandate is a first amendment violation.