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Calories in, calories out – obesity and the energy imbalance gap — Hazhir Rahmandad

From The Conversation The prevailing notion about obesity is that if we just work out harder and eat a little bit better, then perhaps the obesity trend will subside in a few years. However, the key to really making a difference is food – the number of calories we eat is the most important factor in obesity. But changing the way people eat will take a very long time. Things like individual routines, menus, food access and affordability, and cultural practices all influence how we live and eat. All of these things can influence the energy imbalance gap (EIG). The EIG is essentially how many calories you consume versus how many calories you burn in a day. It controls the speed of change in body mass and is at the core of understanding obesity. Think of the EIG like a gas pedal in a car. If you push the pedal, … Read More »The post Calories in, calories out – obesity and the energy imbalance gap — Hazhir Rahmandad appeared first on MIT Sloan Experts.  Read the full post >

Impressions of Seattle from an MBA trekker — Brittany Greenfield

From GeekWire When considering where to go on an MBA Technology Trek, Seattle was a no-brainer. It wasn’t just that the city is home to some of the world’s leading technology companies, but Seattle has successfully created a technology innovation ecosystem — one that spawned many of the past few year’s largest tech IPOs. It is the philosophy of not resting on one’s laurels that has created longevity in Seattle’s companies, and provided important lessons for MBA students. My goal on a recent MIT Sloan Technology Trek was to understand the strategies, cultures, and goals that have propelled Seattle companies’ long-term success. Our trek began at Disney, where I have to admit I was a giddy child. Disney + Technology = Heaven. But why were we at Disney on a Tech Trek? The reality is that Disney has always placed technology at the core of being “one of the world’s leading … Read More »The post Impressions of Seattle from an MBA trekker — Brittany Greenfield appeared first on MIT Sloan Experts.  Read the full post >






 

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