© Jacquelyn Johnston, M.Ed.Did you watch the news today? I’m surprised it was news that one in four kids in Canada is overweight. It’s higher in some other countries. We have had nearly 20 studies documenting the effects of 20 minutes of exercise every school day. Yet the results of these findings indicate that the
© Jacquelyn Johnston, M.Ed.Are you a baby boomer? If so, this message is for you. We boomers are members of the diabesity wave. In the last 30 years there have been a lot of weight issues among boomers, and lurking in the shadows are the terrible three—diabetes, heart and stroke, and kidney disease. As boomers
© Jacquelyn Johnston, M.Ed.Marcus tells me he can never sleep straight through the night. Two years ago he was undergoing prostate treatment, so it was sort of expected. That is now history, so he’s wondering why he still wakes up feeling he has just run a marathon, and feels stuffed up on top of it.
© Jacquelyn Johnston, M.Ed. A couple of blogs ago I mentioned the disease pathway. I spent the day at a COPD forum hosted by the Lung Association of BC, in Vancouver. Four of Canada’s best researchers shared their insights on the link between the main killers in industrialized societies: COPD and Sleep Apnea ranked high
© Jacquelyn Johnston, M.Ed. At the supermarket checkout this evening I there were 4 people in front of me, three of whom had a serious case of obesity. And I mean serious. One couple had the combined weight of at least three healthy people. If they had been stirred in a cauldron, three people would
© Jacquelyn Johnston, M.Ed.When you mention exercise in relation to weight loss, those who don’t do any just groan and say;”Oh, no, I can’t go jogging—I’d look horrible in those clothes!” Or “With a schedule like mine, would I have time to exercise?” They then give you a schedule so tight you couldn’t squeeze a