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Women, Toning and Myth Busting

April 16th, 2014

“Toning” is a very common term in the context of fitness.  I have always been fascinated when I hear, or get to participate in, a conversation about it.  When I ask people what they are talking about, I invariably hear that they want “tone up” the body, or in other words, lose body fat and […]

Outfitting a Home Gym

April 16th, 2014

Question: I am finding it very difficult to find time to work out.  I am a medical doctor and start seeing patients in my office every morning at 7:30.  I live 30 minutes from my office and would need to wake up earlier than I think I could maintain consistently to exercise in the morning.  […]

Triggers and Food Choices

April 16th, 2014

Nobody should ever be on a diet. If you want to be healthy, live a healthy lifestyle, and if you want (insert favorite food here) to be part of that lifestyle, then try to make it work. Keep in mind though, not all people will be able to “make it work” with all foods.  In […]

Which sugar substitute is best for you?

April 14th, 2014

The Werewolf Diet- Don’t try this at home. Or anywhere.

April 14th, 2014

Top 5 Weight Loss Mistakes

April 14th, 2014

There are plenty of others (like relying on supplements or exercise gimmicks), but avoiding these five will significantly increase your chances of achieving and maintaining (or surpassing) your goal. 1. Not allowing enough time If you want to hit a certain weight or dress size by say, July 4th weekend, you should not wait until […]

Does the Gym Intimidate You?

April 11th, 2014

Gyms can be very intimidating, and the more they are, the less likely someone is to go regularly. Golf games are similar. Most people think that good golfers do not like to play with bad golfers. This is not really the case for most people. Good golfers want to play with people who have good […]

Overtraining? Undertraining? Mistraining?

April 10th, 2014

There is a lot of talk in the fitness world about overtraining.  Put simply, overtraining means training too much.  This can occur in the context of workout s which are too long, too frequent, too intense or a combination.  Common symptoms include loss of strength and/or muscle mass, fatigue, frequent or persistent infections, muscle and […]

Can we fix childhood obesity?

April 9th, 2014

My Thoughts on the Childhood Obesity Epidemic This is indeed a disturbing problem which will cost our country immeasurably in the future, specifically in health care expenditure and lost productivity. What is most troubling is the number of factors contributing to this problem and the uphill battle we are facing to correct them. First, let’s […]

Will lifting make me lean or bulky?

April 9th, 2014

I have written about why women should not worry about getting bulky from lifting weights many times before, but women keep saying it and I keep cringing when they do. So, for their benefit, here is another way to look at it. Let’s use for an example a woman who is carrying around 40 extra […]

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