Category Fitness for Health

The 7 Hottest Topics in Fitness

There are many topics I’ve written about, seven in particular, that are clearly here to stay in terms of debate and scientific study in the fitness community.  I know this because they keep turning up in health sections of major newspapers and in fitness magazines and blogs. I am but one tiny voice in the fitness […]

Hurray for #thisgirlcan – It’s About Time

If you’ve been a regular reader of my blog you know that my mission is more than simply a personal trainer handing out exercise and healthy eating tips.  The mission most dear to my heart is to rail against the body image focus that dominates our society and replace it with a focus on health […]

That Elusive A-ha Fitness Moment

A very dear friend of mine, Patty Chang Anker, has been training to run a 5K.  She’s been running 2-3 days a week for the last several months.  She also happens to be a blogger and author who is keeping her readers posted on her training progress.  Two weeks ago she described on Facebook that she […]

The Personal Trainer’s Real Workout

Every Thursday, the Personal Journal section of The Wall Street Journal is geared to health and fitness.  I look forward to reading it and often articles in it inspire my blog posts.  One recurring article is “The (Fill in Blank) Workout” where an “average” person is selected and we get a sneak peek into that person’s exercise […]

Set the Bar High, You Deserve Nothing Less

It may seem an odd connection – a Navy Seal’s commencement speech and a no-nonsense, no-excuses, kick-in-the-butt column by an acclaimed fitness expert – but, on this Memorial Day, I am making that connection. First, the Navy Seal.  Adm. William McRaven gave the commencement speech at the University of Texas (Austin) last week.  He passed […]

Why Size May Not Matter

Originally posted on Fit & Happier:
We have a huge problem in this country.  And I’ll bet you’ll be surprised when I say it’s not a weight problem.  Growing waistlines have been the reality for over 30 years.  There has been no shortage of diets, drugs, surgeries and supplements in response.  Let me state the obvious…

The Affordable Care Act, Fitness & You

To say that health insurance, the Affordable Care Act, Health and Human Services, healthcare costs and their connection to politics and taxes are current hot button issues would be a gigantic understatement.  There are lots of predictions coming from all directions regarding what healthcare will look like for the average American in the coming years and […]