The advent of microtechnologies has opened up avenues of function, commerce and study that make the old cordless phone an anachronism from the previous century. Whereas making a phone call once tethered you to the wall, today you can hike the Rockies and tell mom in England you’re feet don’t even hurt. In real time!
The week of Memorial Day brings not just slow business but also the annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine (www.acsm.org). This year’s event was in Denver, one of my personal and professional favorite cities. Besides generally pleasant – at least low humidity – weather and lots of sunshine, the mountain scenery is
What does it take to make you shake it up, to alter your lifestyle in a direction you and your loved ones know has to be done….or else? This rhetorical question is always on the mind of healthcare professionals, from personal trainers to physicians. How can we help you make the small but significant lifestyle changes
There are nearly as many diets for weight loss in the media and at the country club, let alone at the gym, as there are people needing to lose weight. Likewise, there are nearly as many diets everywhere you see people who otherwise look or are lean. But science keeps trying to find that one
Much has been written in the news, the research world, and in my blogs and newsletters about sedentary living and how it impacts morbidity and mortality. There have been credible studies showing that even if you exercise regularly, if you sit more than 8 hours a day, you virtually negate the benefits of all that
Is it possible that just by being fit as a kid, you can be more financially stable as an adult? So suggests a recent study in the ACSM’s MSSE (July 2016). But there are many ways to earn more as you get older, and weight lifting or running marathons are not high on that list.
What is a ‘diet’? For the most part, a diet is what and how you eat, where the ‘how’ is as critical as the ‘what’. It is not, technically, a pre-packaged plan laid out by either yourself, a dietitian, a trainer, a book author or a TV personality. A diet is more holistic and does
Fit Happens Aging Starts….and Ends at the Ankles It is not often that I am willing to take a stand on something as broad and as complex as the aging process. For one thing, at age 63, I’m not quite ready to assert that I’ve even begun the process. Sure, a few aches and pains
Everyone Who Does Fitness Training (of whatever sort or intensity) is an Athlete. This article, linked below, inspired me to write out a philosophy of fitness training that I have long espoused, though mostly to continuing education participants attending Exercise ETC (Ft. Lauderdale) conferences. In short…All athletes train for one or more of the following
Of course, you’d expect a fitness specialist, a personal trainer, and an exercise scientist to promote the regularity and consistency of exercise and fitness practices for overall health and well-being. Of course, that’s what I do all day. But sometimes the research is just so damn compelling that not sharing it would be like withholding