Browsing All posts tagged under »obesity«

Is COVID-19 an assault on the out of shape American?

April 27, 2020

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There are countless studies coming out right now. Here’s one which caught my eye (primarily due to such a big sample size): –Presenting Characteristics, Comorbidities, and Outcomes Among 5700 Patients Hospitalized With COVID-19 in the New York City Area A lot of people are trying to tease out everything they can from this virus. I’ll […]

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 […]

Boutique fitness is and isn’t working?

April 9, 2020

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First, the good news. From 2008 to 2018, 9% less people are sedentary 11% more people are meeting minimum aerobic physical activity guidelines 6% more people are meeting strength training guidelines CDC Exercise Rates That’s pretty damn impressive. It’s not like it’s the adoption rate of using iPhones, but if you’re a fitness professional who inevitably, regularly, feels like […]

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 […]

Being obese and pregnant is worse than you think

April 2, 2018

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The CDC recently came out with, –Prevalence and Trends in Prepregnancy Normal Weight In the last ~five years, we’ve continued to increase the proportion of women who begin pregnancy at an unhealthy weight. 55% now start their pregnancy in a disadvantaged position. -> The point of this post is not to pick on women. Men are no […]

It’s all about portion control, right?

March 30, 2018

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You hear this all the time. “How do I lose weight?” “Just cut back on your portions.” And this works, oh, about one out of never times. Portion control is one of those things that sounds great but when put into practice consistently fails. But portion control works for you, you say. You lost X […]

Can going to space really save us from destroying the planet?

November 27, 2017

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CO2 is the proverbial bad boy of Earth. We demonize or deify it. At this point, if you’re lucid, you have to concede to both. You demonize it for its role in heating the planet. You deify it because without it we’d still be in the dark ages. It’s like Taylor Swift- “Ugh, she’s so […]