Top 10 reads on health and fitness – 4/23/2010

By Sensei Serge Sognonvi and Carmen Sognonvi
Originally published at

Here’s a round-up of the 10 best tips and articles we found this week on fitness, nutrition, health, child safety, and childhood obesity prevention.

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Can We Be Too Healthy and Live Too Long?
If Japan, where ancestors are revered, is plagued with unhappy seniors, what does it bode for us in our push for better healthcare and longer lives?

Britney Spears: Airbrushed to Unhealthy?
Celebrity photo retouching sets the bar for even fit, healthy women to strive for the unrealistic.

15 Minutes of Exercise ‘Boosts Childrens’ Concentration’
Recent study shows that kids who undertook moderately intensive exercise performed significantly better in concentration tests than those who hadn’t.

Eat Colorful Foods to Cut Cancer Risk by 40 Percent
A terrific overview of the specific nutrients different colored fruits and vegetables have, and how they can improve your health.

Book review of Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life
The theme of the book is that you should live your life mindfully. Savor every moment and sensation, every bite of an apple you eat, every breath of air you take in.

Organic Shopping Tips
Shopping for organic foods can be a little confusing and even frustrating. These tips will help you find a balance between quality, price, and convenience.

Does Kosher Equal Better Health?
A growing number of supermarket shoppers are going kosher, but not for religious reasons, it’s simply because they believe the foods are better for their health.

Pondering Emotional Eating
Be proactive to counter triggers to emotional eating. Plan alternatives to food and practice those coping responses frequently.

How to Unclog Your Arteries
A new book by Professor Ian Hamilton-Craig, a professor of cardiology suggests 3 simple lifestyle changes that can unclog your arteries.

American Youth Too Fat to Fight?
An organization of retired military personnel believes that American youth are too fat to fight. They see childhood obesity as a threat to national security.

Please add to this list!

Which articles caught your eye this week? Any stories on nutrition, health, child safety, or childhood obesity prevention that we should be reading?