Whether Sitting is Actually the New Smoking + Other Stories
We’ve corralled all the best wellness reads from around the internet—just in time for your weekend bookmarking. This week: how personality changes over time, a groundbreaking new study on autism, and a deep-dive into the research on too much sitting down.
It’s not news that our bodies are asymmetrical (particularly on the inside), and scientists are starting to understand more about how cells know where to develop, and the impact that knowledge has had on our very evolution.
Researchers are finding that the short-term effects of preschool may be overstated, though research still shows that the long-term effects lead to lower incarceration levels and other quality of life measures.
We’ve spent a lot of time thinking about Vitamin D lately, so this study (which was sent to us by Dr. Steven Gundry) felt particularly timely.
Preliminary research suggests that doctors might be able to detect autism as early as in the womb. While the information is not clinically useful yet, it could lead to much earlier (and by extension more successful) behavioral interventions in at-risk babies.