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mike borghese
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Sedentary Behaviour and Depression: Not just about less physical activity
In the world of sedentary behaviour research one question usually permeates any discussion among experts and non-experts alike. It goes something like this: "So I see you've shown an association (causal or otherwise) between sedentary behaviour and health r...
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Do we need better health literacy, or better health journalism?
"Scientists have discovered a new miracle drug for breast cancer!" "A new study suggests that chocolate is good for your heart!" "Active video games offer promise in the fight against obesity!" These are just a few of examples of news headlines that could b...
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Google glass, household media plans, and competing with the screens
I empathize with parents today. Technology is omnipresent, appealing, and addictive. When challenged to get their children outside more, parents have asked me "sure, but how can I compete with the screens?". There isn't an easy answer to this. To try to pro...
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Are today's playgrounds too safe?
I completed a survey today by  Dr. Mariana Brussoni and Susan Herrington from the University of British Columbia, entitled:  Are Today's Playgrounds too Safe? I would encourage you to respond to the survey here . It takes under 5 minutes to complete and it'...
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Dietary components, natural ingredients, and missing the forest for the trees.
First off, my apologies to the loyal Mikepedia followers for my absence - it was a busy few months, but my thesis is submitted at last! I'd like to talk a little bit about food. The food that we eat today is different than that of our primordial ancestors. ...
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