One Dose of Reality = 40% Change

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What a year… The forced changes to so many aspects of everyday life have resulted in an apparent weight change for everyone. Seemingly, no one has maintained weight or fitness.  Everyone seems to have either gotten more fit and healthy, or less so. During the pandemic, 40.52% of US adults gained weight.  But in the […]

Still Pill or Thrill Pill?

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Our big fancy brains took us from all fours to walking on two legs to hunting, to farming, to sitting on our asses all day looking at screens…eliminating the very thing that caused our brains to become as advanced as they are. Movement = Anti-Dementia Pill

Evidence from Scene of the Smiles

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Research Doesn’t Show That Play is Fun! I have the Nerf gun bullets to prove it. While the future benefits of fitness on brain health are important to investigate, it is equally important to appreciate the sublime and subjective experience of a single social yet challenging fitness experience.

Maybe Rip Was Onto Something

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The idea of drinking alcohol & sleeping 20 years away – or at least the year 2020 away – has probably never seemed more appealing. With more time at home than ever before, there’s never been a better time to organize your day around your chronotype so you can avoid idiotic programs like the “5 AM Club” and stop forcing yourself to get up early if it does not fit your biology.

Born Tough Fitness Clothing

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Years ago, I was asked to speak at a local elementary school for “Career Day.” I was speaking to a group of 1st graders and I was following an Air Force recruiter decked out in sharp-looking dress blues. I walk in wearing a nice fitness outfit of shorts and a sweat-wicking t-shirt. Within moments of […]