Wellness issues: behavioral changes from a program that “prescribes” fruit and veggies

The New York Times published an article on 12-1-14 about an innovative program in New York which encourages children to increase their consumption of fruits and vegetables in order to respond to childhood health problems, including obesity and diabetes.  The article, “Prescribing Vegetables, Not Pills,” is by the highly regarded health journalist, Jane Brody.  She noted that this program is “a startingly simple idea to deal with complex problem,” and went on to report that outcomes research has found that after just four months in the program 40% of the participating children had a lowered BMI.   ——————————- In addition to

Wellness issues: research on the benefits of running (jogging) vs. walking for all, particularly older people

The New York Times published an article on 12-3-14 about the benefits of running in comparison to walking, particularly for older people. The article, “Run to Stay Young,” describe research which finds that, “running may reverse aging in certain ways while walking does not.” Also the research found that running promotes better coordination than walking and people who run are able to be more active later in life the people who walk. People are not have to be lifelong runners, and the benefits can be obtained by taking up running later in life. Also, the research was not on more

Psychological research about the effective of devices on relationships, pros and cons

The New York Times published an interesting article on 12-3-14 about psychological research on the effects of technology and gadgets on relationships. The article, “Are Gadget-Free Bedrooms the Secret to a Happy Relationship?“, reviewed a growing body of psychology research which is examining how technology is affecting relationships.