Notes on Sunday’s Web-Surfing

A few notes on things I ran across on the web.

Note 0: Fat asthmatics may need weight-based dosing.   Suddenly I don’t feel guilty that I sometimes need 3 inhaler puffs instead of 2.  

Note 1:  “The Drink-8-Glasses-of-Water-a-Day is a myth” story has hit Fark.  Maybe doctors will get it soon? 

Note 2: Some of these other medical myths are interesting, too.  

Note 3: And exercise myths? There’s a zillion, starting with how physically fit == healthy.  “[P]eople not considered “healthy” can live well through exercise and exercise can help them manage chronic diseases they may have.”   

Note 4: This PDF on http://www.obesitymyths.com* shows how the lowering of the “overweight” boundary in 98 moved over 20% of Americans from the “normal” BMI classification to the “overweight” classification.

Note 5:  Michelle’s started a new blog called Fat Nutritionist, and First, Do No Harm has been more active recently.  Both are welcome. 

Yes, I made a post about why I choose not to have gastric bypass.  Yes, I understand that some readers have had gastric bypass or are losing weight in other ways and are happy with it.   No, I am not digging comments that link to weight-loss sites and blogs out of the spamtrap.  

 


*Obesitymyths.com is run by the Center for Consumer Freedom, so I take much of their info with a grain of salt.


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7 responses to “Notes on Sunday’s Web-Surfing”

  1. Tiana Avatar

    Thanks for reminding me of First, Do No Harm since I’d forgotten to subscribe to it due to the fact that it had been inactive. :)

  2. pewter Avatar
    pewter

    Some good links, thanks. I’m also very happy about the Launch of the Fat Nutritionist blog!

  3. Patsy Nevins Avatar
    Patsy Nevins

    Actually, that fact about the lowering of the cut-offs for ‘overweight’ & ‘obese’ is true, & has been amply documented by many sources over the years.

    1. living400lbs Avatar

      That’s why I included the link the PDF (along with other sources) — it rather graphically points out that just shifting that 20% is why the US classifiies over half of its adults as “overweight or obese”.

  4. spoonfork38 Avatar

    Note 3 is most interesting to me.

    My therapist recommended today that I try moving around when I get stressed, overtired, or depressed as an alternative to some of my other not-really-working (or I wouldn’t need a therapist) coping mechanisms.

    Not pounding ‘regular’ exercise, but just taking a simple short walk once a day or as needed.

    And you know . . . that sounds right to me.

    1. living400lbs Avatar

      It works for me too, and there’s research that shows it helps for some mental health conditions. I think partly it’s that I have a job where I’m mostly using my brain, so moving my body and letting my brain rest a bit gives me balance. ;)

  5. Patsy Nevins Avatar
    Patsy Nevins

    I am reassured by the knowledge that we only need a moderate amount of exercise. With my increasing joint/leg pains, I am finding difficulty walking much over 30 minutes at a time. In one sense, that is probably a good thing, because part of the reason why my joints are breaking down so badly is that I have always had a strong tendency toward compulsive exercise. Now my body is forcing me to slow down.

    And, yes, I do find it interesting how many more people can become ‘fat’ just by the stroke of a pen.

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