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.
If I were an expert on anything, it would be somewhere in the category of fitness but not in medicine. What is fitness, anyway? This question has been asked by health, exercise, wellness, medical and fitness experts for over 50 years, pretty much since Dr Ken Cooper researched and wrote on, and developed the very
Spring 2020 The Year of the Coronavirus It is hard to understate the impact of a pandemic on the personal, professional, economic and political lives of a society, especially one that includes everyone across the globe. The sudden spread and fearful consequences of a what’s called ‘novel’ coronavirus – Covid-19 – has sequestered students at
Not long ago, I wrote about the ongoing controversy with artificial sweeteners in the American diet and culture. An article from September 2019 in the Washington Post brings more to bear on this topic, not for the findings but for the conversation around them. First, the article addresses the results of a European study in
I receive occasional offers from other bloggers to include or add onto my site as this sharing boosts one’s own visibility on the web. I vet them for content and redundancy – that is, if I’ve already addressed a topic – as well as readability. The latter pertains to it complexity or lack thereof. Some,
November 2019 Running Economy and How You Run MaxVO2 is your body’s maximal oxygen uptake and use capacity. But this only tells how fit you are while your running economy (RE) tells how much energy you use relative to the distance you run. And it’s a better predictor of your racing skills. A study from
The fitness field is replete with pseudo-science especially regarding diet, dieting and diets. While personal trainers may have some ‘expertise’ in nutrition based largely on what they learned in their certification prep courses or at professional conferences, they also have some serious biases often based on what’s worked for them. These could be appropriate for
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-related