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How much cheaper would an airplane ticket be if we weren’t overweight?

May 25, 2016


In America, More than 2 in 3 adults are considered to be overweight or obese. More than 1 in 3 adults are considered to be obese. (So we’ll say 1/3 obese, 1/3 overweight.) Body Mass Index is commonly used to assess overweight or obese. 25 to 29 is overweight 30 and up is obese Extreme […]

Making pull ups and burpees more shoulder and lower back friendly

May 23, 2016


I previously profiled a client in Examples of posture indicating movement. That client was having some upper back issues. They had some good lower back extension going on, as well as an upper back rounding forward. This was prevalent during other activities, like a plank exercise: Being younger helps, but this client also picks things up […]

What the The New York Times misses about The Biggest Loser weight regain

May 16, 2016


The New York Times published the following article: –After ‘The Biggest Loser,’ Their Bodies Fought to Regain Weight For anyone obese, reading this led one either to Ben and Jerry’s or the bar. It is a depressing read. Words like “frightening,” “stunning,” “radically,” “shocked” seem to appear every paragraph. The thesis of the article is research has […]

Exercise and cancer- why it helps and how much is enough? (part 4)

May 11, 2016


This is a four part series- Why exercise helps A framework for why this matters How much is enough and practical guidelines Putting prevention in a new light – Putting prevention in a new light As the cost of sequencing genomes has come down, we’ve started to face an ethical and personal dilemma. Should we do […]