Author: Paul Hershberger

Promoting Happiness

by Volume 15, Number 11 The pursuit of happiness can legitimately be considered a health behavior, given the extensive research demonstrating that happiness is associated with better health and an extended healthy life expectancy (number of years expected to live…

Costs of Sitting

by Volume 15, Number 10 It seems like sitting should be good for the human body. There is little risk of musculoskeletal injury with sitting, and little stress on the cardiovascular and respiratory systems. However, study after study finds that…

100% Fruit Juice

by Volume 15, Number 8 The consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) has long been associated with increased risk for obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and other health problems. Because of this, many persons in the population assumed that “diet” beverages were…