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Help yourself, first. Good advice?
Help yourself, first. Good advice? 1024 653 BodyWHealth

It’s a crazy suggestion, yet the airlines continue to follow the practice, en masse. If the oxygen masks descend from their neat little enclosure above your head, put yours on first before looking after your children! This is so contrary to every cell in my body that the message jars every time I hear it. But is it wrong? read more

Poor Sleep Erodes WHealth, Causes Obesity
Poor Sleep Erodes WHealth, Causes Obesity 1024 682 BodyWHealth

Technological evolution has given us the ability to function 24/7. But our biology has not managed to keep up with this dramatic shift. As a society, we are sleeping less today than even a decade ago, at significant personal cost! read more

Your Bathroom Scale: End the Love-Hate Now!
Your Bathroom Scale: End the Love-Hate Now! 1024 682 BodyWHealth

Here is a piece of poignant advice. I realize that this may be controversial, and may feel counter-intuitive to you, but I feel very strongly about this. Get rid of your bathroom scale! It is more dangerous to you than it is worth!
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Weight Loss: A (Not So) Simple Balance (Q&A)
Weight Loss: A (Not So) Simple Balance (Q&A) 720 540 BodyWHealth

Dear Roddy, I am following your BodyWHealth advice, especially Golden Rules #1 (10,000 steps 5 days per week) and #2 (count calories). I’m feeling good, but am frustrated that I’m not losing weight as quickly as I would like. Please advise. PQ
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Portion Size Inflation Threatens BodyWHealth
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Data from the NIH (National Institutes of Health) show how average portion sizes have doubled in twenty years. This has significant impact on health. To offset this calorie inflation, we have to be more disciplined about exercise habits. The infographic below estimates the additional exercise required to burn off the excess calories associated with the current portion distortion. read more

Calorie Inflation: The Slippery Slope
Calorie Inflation: The Slippery Slope 1024 682 BodyWHealth

Like the rest of us, you’re struggling to keep your weight under control. “I can’t eat the way I could twenty years ago”. You’ve heard people say this? I have. Then most times, somebody will blame the aging process. While its true that your metabolic rate slows a little as you age, there is another shocking truth that explains this sad phenomenon. read more

100 Signs That You Have BodyWHealth
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You know you have BodyWHealth when …. read more

Is Your Morning Coffee Good For Your Health?
Is Your Morning Coffee Good For Your Health? 1024 701 BodyWHealth

It’s official. Your daily devotion to coffee may be good for your health. In moderation! Confirmed by the highest national scientific advisory body. read more

Exercise or Diet; Which Comes First?
Exercise or Diet; Which Comes First? 1024 682 BodyWHealth

I am often asked whether exercise or diet is more important for health? Which one would you focus on first? read more

Strengthen Your Immune System Against Cancer (Part 2)
Strengthen Your Immune System Against Cancer (Part 2) 1024 682 BodyWHealth

In the first article in this series, I describe the role of the immune system in fighting cancer. In this article, I address the critical role of diet in enabling optimal immune function. The final article reviews the value of exercise, sleep and stress management in the fight against cancer. read more