Shopping at the Reality Store – 27 Years Dead

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Does it hurt your feelings or your physiology? (Time to pick up some things from the Reality Store.) High sugar intake promotes obesity…and obesity promotes dementia. “There are no bad foods” & the idea that ‘obesity’ is stigmatizing…just the latest offerings from grievance junkies doing real harm while claiming to be helping people. Twenty-seven years ago today, obesity killed my father and we didn’t care what it was called.

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 […]

We Got Up, So We Need To Keep Getting Down!

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We are our own worst enemy at times.  Walking on all fours wasn’t good enough. We had to get up on two legs to get a higher view of available resources.  It created a shift both in how we move (and use our brains to control movement) and how we process information we take in […]

Cinder-Block - the internet's recently famous fat cat

Fat Cat…or “Feline Struggling with Obesity?”

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Obesity is a problem, no matter what you call it and regardless if it is a cat, dog, or human. It used to be that “no one cares what you say until they know how much you care.” Now no one cares how much you care unless they have no problem with how you say it. Cinder-Block the Fat Cat creates some valuable and frank discussion about obesity.

Frustrated? Confused? Confrustrated?

More Exercise, More Obesity, Twice the Guidelines!

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More people than ever are obese. More people than ever are meeting government guidelines for exercise, and the government guidelines for physical activity just doubled from what they used to be.  Confused? Frustrated? Confrustrated? When I read stories about health, fitness, and obesity in the media, I understand why many people throw their hands up […]

Would you put a Peloton bike in front of your sofa?

They Won’t Work.

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Trendy at-home fitness equipment like The Mirror, Peleton, and Hydrow are terrific fitness options but won’t do much to change the numbers on obesity. Here’s why.

The Secret to Getting in Shape? You can’t

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“I need to get in shape.”  Good. I’ve got the secret for you.  Stop trying. You can’t “get in shape.” Because you don’t care about getting in shape.  To help you care, you don’t need an answer, but rather a question – or three. What does “get in shape” look like and feel like to […]

Halloween Candy Alternatives for Health

The Great Halloween Problem Solved!

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I love this time of year.  How could you not?  Crisp fall air, changing leaves, and Halloween on the way.  It’s the only time of year that it is acceptable to decorate with skulls and play heavy music!  It’s so much fun. When I began my fitness career, I really struggled with Halloween.  It is […]

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Fly Funtensity Airlines

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Exit row seats and emotional service animals gave me an idea for a new airline. On a recent flight, I had an exit row seat. You likely know what this means: the flight attendant will issue the usual statement that you must be willing and able to perform the duties required of an exit row […]