Yes yes, we all love biceps. But don’t you think that focusing solely on biceps is a bit like a huge spoiler on an ’85 Honda Civic? Continue reading A quick Meme
Most people only have a few hours a week to work out. You should be using that time as effectively as possible. Doing exercises that are time consuming and produce no results are therefore a waste of time. Going to … Continue reading Time, yet again, To Fire That Trainer
You are in an airport. You are hungry. You go to the bar. What do you order? I was once in an airport and sat down to eat and I came to a realization. Wow, the healthiest thing to eat … Continue reading The Beer and Wings Are The Healthiest Things on The Menu
Ah jogging, cardio… Getting out on the open road. And then do something repetitively until you lose weight…or something breaks…or you get bored or die of old age, looking even older. I wasn’t even at the gym and I saw … Continue reading Fire Your Trainer Part II
If there’s one thing I hate at the gym, it’s people working out in jeans. I don’t know, it’s just a sign that you’re committed enough to stand around and ogle the girls on the #exercise bikes while you curl … Continue reading Fire Your Trainer
It’s 2013 already and January is already done and January, I’ll have you know, is one of the longer months. So. It’s on. I hope you started doing whatever it is you’re going to do to make yourself better. Of … Continue reading Chicken Isn’t Vegan?
So, let’s just get down to brass tacks and say it, the American Heart Association is The World’s Greatest Terror Organization. They’re on track to kill millions and ruin the lives of anyone who falls under their influence. And it’s … Continue reading The American Heart Associations War on Valentine’s Day!
The biggest lie in the exercise world is the one told to yourself. You workout to eat what you like…because you burn the #calories of that thing you like to eat, right? You burn so much that otherwise you think you’d … Continue reading Sorry – You Cannot Work Out To Eat Whatever You Want
So, in researching the pernicious quackery that led to the death of MCA, where he was led to follow his saliva cancer surgery with this crap: In October 2009, Yauch sent an email update to Beastie Boys’ official fan list, … Continue reading Oprah’s War on Science, Celebrities (or, in reality, feed cancer by being vegan)
I identified the most important question you can ask yourself when working out, which was “what do you want?” But in walking around various gyms, I also figure that there’s a good runner up to that question. Ask yourself, “what … Continue reading Another important question to ask for the putative exerciser…
This is controversial but only because vegans are very, very convinced that their diet is the morally and dietarily perfect. Adam Yauch, the beloved member of the Beastie Boys passed away from a very treatable form of cancer because of … Continue reading Science, Diets, Cancer, and Adam Yauch
People wander into and out of gyms and #exercise regimes without any idea of what they’re doing or why. You see it, you’ve done it. You walk into a gym and figure, I guess I will do a few reps … Continue reading The Most Important Exercise Question You Can Be Asked (and why the answer is irrelevant)
Observed at a gym: Person on #treadmill. Ok, better explanation, while walking by one of the walking dead whiling away their lives on their treadmill to doom, I heard a screech-screech sound. It turns out that one of the zombies … Continue reading New Adventures in Bad Exercises
Here’s a problem for dieters or people trying to lose or maintain weight: We’ve been filled with lies about what is or is not “healthy”. Case in point. This thing: hi would you like some pure carbs? I was in … Continue reading Dubious Achievements in Healthy Foods
Ok, I can’t hate on jogging. A lot people like it and its dubious connection to weight loss. And even if you’re determined to not exercise correctly, any exercise is better than nothing. I still jog once a week … Continue reading Injured (or why I hate jogging for cardio)
Taking charge of your diet is an important part of weight loss…or better yet, preventing excess fat deposits from being added to your body in the first place. Unfortunately, the people who sell you food aren’t your friends. In fact, we’ve seen that the people who regulate your food aren’t your friends either. So who is your friend? Well, you are. And me. But mostly you. Be your own buddy every time you get ready to eat. Make it good. Now, good doesn’t mean boringly bland. I like pizza and I like chinese food. I tend to make these for … Continue reading The worst thing I’ve ever eaten.
Not to get political on you, and this isn’t political. It’s about bad science and bad laws commingling into a policy that ignores scientific advances in diet and health based on old wives’ tales about what is and is not healthy. From … Continue reading New York City Mayor Elevates Witchcraft Into Gospel Truth
Every #exercise video suckers you with what I call the “I will break you” #fallacy. In fact, this is the sales-pitch of hundreds of exercise gurus and it’s something that I reject. Note: neither character jogged to the top of … Continue reading Problems With Exercise DVDs
The New York Time’s alleged Health Blog said this was a read head scratcher. To wit: Artificial, or nonnutritive, sweeteners have no calories and are often used as diet aids. But while some well-designed trials have found that those … Continue reading One weird trick to not gain weight