Office of the VP for Communications – Keeping alumni and friends connected to U-M

Health Yourself

  1. Do you snore? Have trouble staying awake?

    Guess what? You may have a sleep disorder. Victor Katch describes the symptoms and health impacts of sleep disorders and describes two simple tests to see if you are at risk.

  2. Why is behavior change so hard?

    Victor Katch explores the process of changing our habits and encourages readers to take his 30-day “Health Yourself Nutrition Pledge.”

  3. Do we really need or want genetically modified foods?

    Victor Katch suggests that by consuming GM foods we are participating in the largest uncontrolled experiment ever performed in human nutrition. Do we really want to do this?

  4. Should you be eating organic?

    Professor Vic Katch explains what you need to know if you decide to switch to organic foods.

  5. Food and physical activity

    What you need to know about calories, a crucial component in weight control.

  6. Body composition

    People often misuse the terms overweight, overfat, and obese. How do you measure up?

  7. Addicted to food

    Did you know certain foods can be physically and emotionally addicting? Could you be addicted?

  8. Portion distortion

    This month Victor Katch extols the virtues of downsizing—starting with the amount of food on our plates.

  9. How to become calmer, smarter, and happier

    In this month’s column, Victor Katch reports regular physical activity helps build a better brain.