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All-Star 2011: Stars align in Los Angeles

March 06, 2011

Celtics coach Doc Rivers didn't deny there was a mild air of tension as the East stars gathered for their first team meeting Friday, but he kind of enjoyed watching the scene as the 12 players filed in for a brief afternoon session to lay the groundwork for the weekend. Read more...

Arianna Huffington: How to succeed? Get more sleep

January 04, 2011

In this short talk, Arianna Huffington shares a small idea that can awaken much bigger ones: the power of a good night's sleep. Instead of bragging about our sleep deficits, she urges us to shut our eyes and see the big picture: We can sleep our way to increased productivity and happiness -- and smarter decision-making. Read more...

Dreaming of losing a few pounds? Get some sleep

October 15, 2010

When it comes to losing weight, the amount of shut-eye a person is getting might be just as important as the amount of food they're eating. According to new research being published in Annals of Internal Medicine, a lack of sleep can hinder a dieter's ability to shed excess body fat, with even short periods of sleep deprivation undermining weight-loss efforts. For the study, researchers at the University of Chicago put 10 overweight but otherwise healthy adults who were on a moderately calorie-restricted diet. The group was randomly assigned to sleep either 5.5 hours or 8.5 hours each night in a closed clinical research environment. Read more...

Why a Lack of Sleep Can Make You Fat, and How to Keep From Gaining Weight

October 14, 2010,,20232959,00.html

ou stayed up too late last night, so you grab a latte on your way into work. When you feel yourself slump at 3 p.m., you raid the vending machine. You're so tired at the end of the day, you can barely get home for dinner, let alone make a trip to the gym. Sound familiar? Many sleep-deprived people drag themselves through the day, skipping physical activity and relying on sugary pick-me-ups. But these habits don't fight off sleepiness for long. And even worse? Over time, they can contribute to weight gain or, at the very least, sabotage your efforts to lose those last few pounds. Read more...

Coaching for physicians - Building more resilient doctors

October 13, 2010

With the unprecedented rate of change in health care, it has become even more difficult for family physicians to balance their practices and personal lives Studies are beginning to show high levels of "burnout" among family physicians Lee et al found that 69.2% of family doctors participating in their study were moderately or highly stressed and discovered a correlation between stress and burnout and a desire to leave practice.1 Given the human resource implications, attention is increasingly being paid to the importance of physician resilience. In the May issue of Canadian Family Physician, the study by Jensen et al identified 4 elements associated with successful adaptation: attitudes and perspectives, balance and prioritization, practice management, and supportive relations.2 The authors argued that resilience is not only a product of inherent personality traits, but can also be improved by way of learned behaviour. This raises the following question: How can an already harried physician move toward more adaptive behaviour? Good intentions alone will not pave the way. Read more...

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