May 2022 A License to Drink? C’mon… If you were ever a runner, competitive or not, you’ve probably gone for a post-run or post-race drink with your fellow hoofers. Well, not only does the research show that you and your friends are more apt to drink, from a study that showed those with higher cardioRead More
Dr. Irv Rubenstein contributes to journal article on lunges
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 anRead More
REAL News March 2018
March 2018 Potty Talk: FODMAPs & Athletic GI Distress Gastrointestinal distress is relatively common in endurance athletes: 30% – 50% report it. As blood is shunted from the gut to the working muscles during intense training, “acute enterocyte injury, increased intestinal permeability and altered motility” can cause bloating, diarrhea, pain and flatulence. So canRead More
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Athletes’ hearts, Lean Obesity and Single-payer Healthcare
You’re probably thinking I was trying to get a bunch of keywords into the title so Google will spot me. You’re probably thinking, how in the hell is he going to link three disparate health and fitness issues into one coalesced blog post? And you’re probably thinking I’ve been drinking. But you must read thisRead More
The Science of Overstretching: Where Yoga Outdoes Running
Several years ago, when Eddie George was the Tennessee Titans heralded running back – for all good reasons, I might add – he took up yoga from a friend of mine. This instructor capitalized on Eddie’s work with her, and Eddie presumably capitalized on the benefits of stretching… a lot. Now, I can’t say whetherRead More
Is Butter Really Better (or Even Good) for You?
It wasn’t too long ago that we wrote in this newsletter about the big news in fatty food guidelines: that some saturated fats are not only ok to eat but even healthy for the heart. Headlines in the media touted the newfound benefits of butter and bacon fat. At the expense of oversimplifying, afterRead More
Plan Ahead: How to Create a Wellness Habit
Everyone kind of knows that getting started and keeping going with an exercise, or diet, program is the hardest part. Even though I encourage all newcomers to just start small – like 10 mins/day of walking – or changing one part of one’s daily diet – like cutting back on soft drinks by either eliminatingRead More