It is very quiet where I work. I sit in a room with several other geeks and the only sound is the mashing of keyboards as we type to each other on IM. I listen to podcasts on my headphones to break the silence. My latest find is the show Sound Medicine, produced by the Indiana University School of Medicine and WFYI Public Radio.
It is well produced, so I was surprised to discover it’s not a national show, just a home-grown Indiana product. Each week they cover several medical topics, interview authors, and talk to experts. They cover obesity fairly frequently, so if your ears need some company, I suggest you check them out. This week in particular they have stories about the effects of overeating, how exercise elevates mood, and how money can motivate you to stick to a diet.
I usually delete most of the press releases I receive, but I recently got one for a site called GoodFoodNearYou that is worth mentioning. You enter your zip code or location into their search box and the site returns a list of nearby restaurants and suggests the healthiest item on their menu. You can also download apps for your iPhone or Blackberry. Looks handy and saves you the trouble of searching the restaurant’s site for the nutritional information so you can make a healthy decision.