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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 – NYTimes.com

May 11, 2009

Congress Plans Incentives for Healthy Habits – NYTimes.com. 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

It’s About Time

May 8, 2009

The Hill Blog» Blog Archive » Promoting Healthy Lifestyles (Rep. Ron Kind). A while back I had a conversation with a client who was in quite good shape and always seemed like he enjoyed his time working out.  Can’t remember how we got started, but the net net of the discussion was that he exercised … Continue Reading

Words and Phrases I Wish Would Die a Fiery Death

May 7, 2009

 Workout Workout? We work out a math problem. We work out an embedded splinter. We work out a bad constipation. We work out a rocky marriage. But what the hell do we workout with a dumbbell? Why not just call it exercise—because that’s what it is. Exercise. And if I had my choice, this word, … Continue Reading