The Ramble – Battlefield Acupuncture, The Biggest Loser, Muscle Power

Information contained in a paper from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Health Professions, Department of Physical Therapy published in the May 2007 edition of the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s Journal of Strength...

The Ramble: Selenium, Flu Shots, Allergies, Extreme Thinness, the DASH Diet

I’m going to cover all of these issues in the newest, regular HealthandFitnessAdvice.com feature, The Ramble. Rather than struggle to come up with 400 words on one topic I’m going to make things quicker and...

The Ramble: Chantix, Smoking, Sleep, Asthmatic Olympians and Dove Soap

The Ramble covers interesting stories from the past week, new federal smoking cessation guidelines featuring Chantix, how smoking bans in restaurants keep kids from the nasty habit, a study of Olympians with asthma and...

The Ramble: The Sex is Good For You Edition

Recently there’s been great news for all of you randy guys out there, in that we’ve seen research that indicates sex is good for you in a whole bunch of ways.  These aren’t urban...

Babies Do Not Need Gym Classes

Apparently, there is a whole bunch of parents who are willing to send their 4 and 10 month old babies to gym classes.  These people are insane.  And the gym owners should be ashamed...

The Ramble: Exercise and Cancer, ANTM Scam, Vitamin D and More

There’s a lot to cover including how exercise may protect women from breast cancer, how America’s Top Model may have been rigged and why you should relax and enjoy the eats and drinks this...

The Ramble: Green Asthmatics, Video Games for Health and Anti-Smoking Stuff

The green movement affects asthma medications, researchers are looking at how video games can improve people’s health and there are more reasons to disregard the half-measures in the fight against tobacco. The Heath and Fitness...

The Ramble: More Things You Should Stop Doing in the Gym, Immediately

There is an epidemic sweeping the country these days. No, it's not the obesity epidemic, or the drug abuse epidemic, or the Glee epidemic. The "Doing Stupid, Waste of Time Stuff in the Gym...