Wednesday, April 28, 2010

PINK CUP CAKES - Saturday 24th April 2010

I noticed today that one of the breast cancer research charities is holding a pink cup cake day to raise funds for breast cancer research.

These people don't get it.

It looks like a cool event, plenty of pink splashed around, but it sends the wrong message. One of the most significant pre-determinants of breast cancer is obesity. As a metabolic dysfunction it would also go with lack of aerobic fitness and not eating enough, of the right food at the right time.

Eating cup cakes with pink icing on the top is not the right food.

An apple-a-day day, or a run-around-the-park day would be more appropriate.

I'm not sure where this money goes to.

Most of the health research money in this country is funnelled into the sheltered workshops for the academically gifted.

Organisations like Sydney University have turned into an art form the establishment of all sorts of medical research institutes, many of them doing junk research -research that's been done before, research that's been done to death, selective literature reviews, research that compares the effectiveness of different drugs without comparing the drugs to lifestyle changes, research funded by drug companies ...

The other day someone made the breathtaking announcement that new research showed that if people exercise a bit more and lose 5 Kg, they'll better manage their Type 2 diabetes. Well, the researcher either was very young, had a very short memory or been living in a cave for the last 50 years.

To set the record straight, my heart goes out to people with breast cancer. My mother in law died well before her time because of it.

On the track
A good workout on the stepper. 40 minutes all over 140 bpm. 752 steps and 575 calories. I feel like the man who went down justified.

In the meantime stay tuned, highly tuned and for every cup cake you eat, spend 40 minutes on the track.

John Miller

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