Browsing All posts tagged under »losing weight«

Picking a fitness goal- relative weight over absolute weight

September 17, 2020

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This heavily depends on a person’s age, as most goals do. When older, many are content to have their fitness goal be “fend off gravity for another day.” Where being at a reasonable weight and comfortably going through daily life is enough. You know, like you’re not avoiding stairs because you have a meeting to […]

A reality check for the young and “healthy”- what obese actually means with COVID-19

June 29, 2020

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Younger people are increasingly ending up in the hospital from coronavirus: –As young patients fill new virus wards, Houston Methodist is calling nurses to work extra shifts and ramping up its testing efforts I’ve had to have seen like ten of these kinds of articles by now. Where it’s about young people getting seriously sick […]

Smoking helps COVID? Or is it the lack of obesity?

May 4, 2020

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There are many different theories in many different buckets going around with this virus. I’m certainly not going to, nor in a position, to address them all. One which I do want to very briefly address is the smoking one. Long story short, there is now debate going on about whether smoking can HELP. As […]

The future of obesity treatment is arriving, and personal trainers aren’t part of it?

April 9, 2020

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Last year I wrote The future of obesity treatment, arguing one of the only forms of effective treatment left on the table is heavy government intervention, but, maybe that was a ways off, and we could try one or two other avenues first. Soooo, looks like it might be going the other way- –Sugary Drink Consumption Plunges […]

60 seconds or less: How much time should workouts take?

December 4, 2019

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This is part of the Real Talk With Client Series. Click here for the rules. Go here to see other topics. How long should a workout be? (another variant of this question is “How much should I do at the gym?”) Brand new to the gym Don’t worry about how long you’re at the gym. […]

If you’re wealthy and healthy, are sugary drinks bad for you?

June 10, 2019

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Pretty much whenever a study is titled, “Does X food cause Y problem(s)” I click the study and use the browser’s search function for “BMI”. I’m not even going to read a study like that if it didn’t control for something such as obesity. – Suppose you want to see if drinking soda negatively impacts […]

The future of obesity treatment

June 3, 2019

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Obesity has proven to be one of the toughest diseases we’ve come across. In terms of widely known ailments, others I can think of on par with it are dementia, depression, chronic pain. These are ailments we’ve made essentially zero progress in treating. -> People who work in these domains may be sensitive to that comment, but I’m […]

60 seconds or less: Protein

February 25, 2019

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This is part of the Real Talk With Client Series. Click here for the rules. Go here to see other topics. “How much protein should I eat?” You’re new to the exercise and diet world: Don’t worry about it. All we’re concerned about at this stage is getting you into a sustainable exercise routine. Just […]