In Part 1 of this two part series, I discussed the two articles on dieting and my experience speaking with professionals who help those with eating disorders resume/restore a healthy/healthier relationship with food…and exercise. I wrote about how difficult it is to lose weight for those who are overweight, and how challenging it is for eating
Normally I don’t get so worked up about weight loss but this article in the WaPo, “Intermittent fasting vs daily calorie-cutting diets: Both help you lose weight”, on top of last night’s gathering at Table 3 on behalf of the Renfrew Center’s 10th year in Nashville has me thinking diet. Generally, as a trainer of
There are plenty of reasons to be excited about the latest trends in wellness, especially if you’re healthy. You see, maybe your health is a function of those bugs in your gut, and not just good fortune, good genes or good habits. You’ve probably been reading more articles about our microbiota, those gut bacteria which
Here’s a simple, short and accurate description of the differences between the two types of diabetes. Many are confused about this so it’s worth knowing, and worth understanding that Type 1 is a disease of the metabolic system. Usually affecting people younger than 30 – formerly referred to as Juvenile Diabetes because it often
A NYT article came out recently summarizing a study of 500 women and their experiences as young girls when it came to weight and parental comments about it (the link to the article is embedded): Parents Should Avoid Comments on a Child’s Weight Then, in a running and fitness newsletter, one of the
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.
As per my blog post of June 22, this article says it nicely: it’s not just what you eat but what you don’t eat, too. Now, that may or may not sync perfectly with said post, but it does address one of the features of my earlier post: that ‘diet’ is more than what’s promoted
One would hardly expect to hear an exercise professional writing on an exercise and wellness blog question the value and benefits of exercise when it comes to cancer prevention. But, despite the good news from this article – that exercise provides at least a 20% reduction in many cancers’ risk – I like to be realistic here.
April 2016 Can Creatine Supplementation Boost Bone, Too? What if you could get bigger, stronger, more powerful muscles by adding a supplement to your diet that would also increase bone density? Wouldn’t it be worth a few cents a day? A Canadian study tested whether or not, based on the possibility that creatine supplementation, shown
This is a great article with sound advice on how to help your kids – and maybe you – cut the sugar habit. Some good facts, good pointers but one really solid, absolutely essential bit of advice at the end which stings: change YOUR own behaviors. Let’s face it- kids do learn from us so