Life Links

Good articles from around the web, all links checked good at time of publishing. Should you find one dead, please drop me a line.  Dennis

In 1972, a British scientist sounded the alarm that sugar – and not fat – was the greatest danger to our health. But his findings were ridiculed and his reputation ruined. How did the world’s top nutrition scientists get it so wrong for so long?
by Ian Leslie

New England Journal of Medicine: R.I.P. Back and Neck Fusion SurgeryNew England Journal of Medicine: R.I.P. Back and Neck Fusion Surgery 

Excellent article about Dr Bortz,84 with video interview, take the time for this one.  “Regaining Strength at Any Age to Live Long”, by Helen Dennis   http://www.rslive.bslcore.com/article.php?aid=3802&cid=10

Why you shouldn’t exercise to lose weight, explained with 60+ studies
by Julia Belluz and Javier Zarracina on April 28, 2016
Excellent article with factual citations
http://www.vox.com/2016/4/28/11518804/weight-loss-exercise-myth-burn-calories

The Art of Living Long and Dying Short
Written by Helen Dennis
Dr. John Rowe and Robert Kahn used the MacArthur study as the basis for their book “Successful Aging” (Pantheon, 1998). They found that 70 percent of physical aging and 50 percent of cognitive aging is due to lifestyle. http://www.rslive.bslcore.com/article.php?aid=3777&cid=6

How she got rid of her hunchback
By Christian Gollayan August 8, 2016 | 9:59pm
Yoga vs scoliosis and severe curvature of the spine with 85yo woman.
http://nypost.com/2016/08/08/this-85-year-old-proves-yoga-can-keep-you-young/

These Charts Show the Baby Boomers’ Coming Health Crisis
David Johnson
http://time.com/3852306/baby-boomer-health-charts/

Barbell Training is Big Medicine
by Jonathon Sullivan MD, PhD, SSC
An older article and a long one…but an excellent read.
http://startingstrength.com/article/barbell_training_is_big_medicine

Over 50 Fitness Rule #3: Work Hard.
Hugh Hines
Short read with profound truth
http://www.medstrength.net/blog/over-50-fitness-rule-3-work-hard

Muscle Mass Index As a Predictor of Longevity in Older Adults
Preethi Srikanthan, MD, Arun S. Karlamangla, MD, PhD
Research article, abstract sums it up
http://www.amjmed.com/article/S0002-9343%2814%2900138-7/fulltext

Physical Activity, Function, and Longevity Among the Very Old FREE
Jochanan Stessman, MD; Robert Hammerman-Rozenberg, MD; Aaron Cohen, MD; Eliana Ein-Mor, MA; Jeremy M. Jacobs, MBBS
Conclusions Among the very old, not only continuing but also initiating PA was associated with better survival and function. This finding supports the encouragement of PA into advanced old age.
http://archinte.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=485271

Virtual Reality Aimed At The Elderly Finds New Fans
June 29, 20167:30 AM ET
KARA PLATONI
Very cool!
http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/06/29/483790504/virtual-reality-aimed-at-the-elderly-finds-new-fans

10 Excel Templates To Track Your Health and Fitness
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/10-excel-templates-track-health-fitness/

Stopping age-related muscle loss
Put the brakes on the loss with strategic exercise and protein intake
By Deborah Kotz
http://archive.boston.com/lifestyle/health/articles/2012/03/05/stopping_age_related_muscle_loss/?page=1

Why protein is crucial.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?db=pubmed&cmd=link&linkname=pubmed_pubmed&uid=22313809

Calisthenics Exercises: The Complete List
massive guide to exercises
http://www.manvsweight.com/calisthenics-exercises/