One of the few people whose work I have followed closely over the past 5-6 years is Dr. John Berardi. JB is a rarity in the industry, with an alphabet soup's worth of credentials and an uncanny ability to bring complex topics to both the experts as well as the uninitiated.
JB was in town was in town and I had a chance to attend a lecture of his on Weight Loss and de-stressing. I plan on a more comprehensive summary of the talk but for now, here are 3 things stood out;
1. Dose response: We are figuring out just how much exercise is optimal for most people to attain good health - about 5 hours per week. JB makes a very salient point here: Would you take your medication only once evey couple of days when you are supposed to take it twice per day? Exercise is the same.
2. Don't use your knife and fork to dig your own grave: Enough said...
3. Our North American culture has a skewed view on what it means to "relax". We think that unwinding is a annual vacation after spending 50 weeks of the year overworked and over-stressed. Take time daily to unwind.
More to come on this topic.