Reproduced from the National Institute of Health “We Can” website You’ve probably noticed that food portions in restaurants and other places have grown in size and provide enough food for at least two people. Larger portion sizes can lead to bigger waistlines and weight gain. Take the following Portion Distortion Quiz to see if […]

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A historical illustration of prisoners stepping on a large paddle wheel, known as the "tread-wheel," used for punishment and labor in the 1800s.

From Mental Floss Exercising on a treadmill can often feel like torture and that’s not a coincidence.  In 1818, an English civil engineer named Sir William Cubitt devised a machine called the “tread-wheel” to reform stubborn and idle convicts. Prisoners would step on the 24 spokes of a large paddle wheel, climbing it like a […]

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Image shows a person sitting at a desk. The article discusses how sitting for long periods of time can increase the risk of death, but 60-75 minutes of moderate physical activity can eliminate that risk.

  From evidence gathered by Monique Tello, MD, MPH for the Harvard Health blog. If our jobs require us to be at a desk or behind the wheel for long periods of time, are we destined to die earlier than our fellow landscapers, baristas, and construction workers? Should we all quit and seek an occupation that […]

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