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Celebrity diet that’s worth following

May 15, 2009

Eminem loses two stone thanks to booze-free diet – Slim Shady lives up to his name . . .at least one part of it – Slim.  Eminem has lost nearly 30 lbs by eating sensibly, cutting out booze and exercising.  Every month there are periodicals listing how this celeb lost 20 lbs in 2 … Continue Reading

FDA Cracking Down

May 13, 2009

Once in a while the FDA catches deceitful claims made by food manufactures.  But for every slap on the hand by the FDA, dozens of other product makers use sleight of hand techniques and carefully constructed language to lead consumers to a single conclusion: this product is magic!  Caveat emptor.   Or do you have a sense that … Continue Reading

Physical activity or exercise?

May 12, 2009

Upon making exercise recommendations to clients, friends and loved ones, I’m frequently met with the response . . . “I get plenty of exercise . . .I walk my dog every day, I play golf and walk the course, I park in the spot furthest from the store, I walk up the stairs rather than … Continue Reading

Congress Plans Incentives for Healthy Habits –

May 11, 2009

Congress Plans Incentives for Healthy Habits – Just a few days ago, I posted information about two bills that have been introduced in Congress that would incent employers and individuals to adopt/maintain a healthy lifestyle.  The next day, the NY Times had a great article about many others in our legislature who are attempting … Continue Reading

Is evolution beginning to favor the less fit?

May 11, 2009

BBC – Earth News. Live fast, die young? Since 1859 when Darwin introduced his work On the Origin of Species, the ‘theory’ of evolution and natural selection has been widely accepted among scientists.  I remember being taught about evolution in school and thinking the data was convincing because it made so much sense.  Of course … Continue Reading

Back to Basics

May 10, 2009

The International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) reported that there are 26,830 health clubs, fitness centers and gyms in America. That means there are 1.5 fitness facilities for every single city, town, village, municipality, comunidad, and urbana in America (2000 US Census). As a professional in the fitness industry, I think that’s pretty damn … Continue Reading