April 2021 Why Exercise Doesn’t Burn Calories as Expected: Compensation We all grew up hearing a mile walk or jog burns 100 calories; that you have to burn 3500 calories to lose a pound of fat; that you can’t exercise weight off…WHAT? Yes, it’s much easier to eat 100 calories than it is to runRead More
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Part 1: The Diet-Obesity Debates Continue
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.Read More
REAL News – May 2019
May 2019 Youth Sports Injuries Contribute to Osteoarthritis Risk Later That little knee injury you suffered in PE or youth sports programs may impact your health by the time you graduate college. A Canadian study of adults who sustained an injury before they were 18 tried to summarize “various clinical, physiological, behavioral and functional health-relatedRead More
Another Theory on Why Some Folks Are Obese?
Happy New Year! It’s that time of year when, again, so many of us promise that we’re going to shed excess weight by eating righter or better or less – nah, nobody actually commits to the latter – and exercise more. As a gym owner, you might think I would be one of those who’dRead More
The Greatest, Bigliest Exercise Ever
Weight loss and weight management are major bugaboos for the fitness/wellness world, not because they’re not useful draws and marketing ideas but because they’re so very hard to do, like breaking up. As I’ve posted so many times before, the science of weight loss is still very much in the air with really only oneRead More
On Intermittent Fasting: Better than other low-cal diets?
There are many ways to diet for weight loss but every single one of them require reducing caloric intake. Every diet, every diet book, and every diet guru merely promotes a way of making calorie reduction palatable. This is done by making recipes that supplant the many trigger foods or components, like sugar, fats, whiteRead More
REAL News October 2017
October 2017 The ‘Obesity Paradox’ Paradox What if a paradox is demonstrated to not be so paradoxical after all? Can a paradox be a double negative? The “obesity paradox”, developed in 1999 from observations that patients undergoing dialysis for end-stage kidney disease had lesser mortality if overweight or obese (BMI of 25-29.9 and 30-34.9, respectively)Read More
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