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 […]

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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 […]

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Brain-jacking

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Taste has by far the most direct connection to your body’s reward system. It is hardwired to brain cells that respond to pleasure and prompts the strongest emotional response. Funtensity is about using our ever-growing understanding of the brain to live lives where what we enjoy is also what is good for us and what […]