Sometime over the past 30+ years, many in the medical and fitness world came to a difficult and exasperating conclusion: weight loss is not so simple as eat less, move more. For the past 50 years or so the estimated calculus of 3,500 calories = a pound of fat – that is, eat fewer calories
I want to discuss fitness training guidance. Long has it been that “use it or lose it” and “no pain, no gain” have anchored exercise theology. They have been the mainstay for much of modern fitness training lore. Today we still say ‘use it or lose it’ but we now say ‘no strain, no gain’.
This is the second part of a previous blog post (“Life Changes: Diet for Living”) for which I will be offering more and more controversial information pertaining to diet and heart disease. There are many alternative diets out there; and in the more recent years, keto, carnivore, and animal-based diets have been on the rise.
The link between nutrition and heart disease has been up for debate since the 1960s. We can attribute the beginnings of the major research behind this topic to Dr. Ancel Keys, a physiologist. He determined that arterial plaques contain cholesterol, cholesterol tends to be related to saturated fat, and that heart disease is related to saturated
Hello, I am Lucy Chilcutt, and I am guest-writing in place of Dr. Irv Rubenstein. To let you know a little bit about me: I am a senior at Cumberland University where I play basketball and softball and study Exercise and Sports Science. My chosen field of study is not entirely congruent with what I
PRESS RELEASE Dr. Irv Rubenstein, co-founder and president of STEPS Fitness, Nashville’s first personal training center (circa 1989), has been a leader in personal fitness training and science since opening STEPS. He has spent years providing educational training for fitness professionals in a variety of capacities, as a presenter for Exercise ETC and an
When I started graduate school at Peabody College, which was not yet a part of Vanderbilt University, to study exercise science – which was technically not a major field of study but was the area of health and physical education in which I was interested – I had to take some ‘soft’ courses. That is,
There are two crises – other than political and covid-19 – that America, and maybe the modern, Westernized world in general, though also the rest of the world everywhere, must face that will destroy humankind: obesity and diet. And the fitness community, especially us professionals, has to accept our roles as potential solutions and causes.