Category Myth Busting

The Myth of the Fat-Burning Zone

Originally posted on Fit & Happier:
I rarely use cardio machines at a gym but, when I do, I find it half-amusing and half-irritating when I see a “fat-burning” program listed.  I wonder how many people select those programs assuming that, when they’ve finished their workout, they’ve burned off more body fat than if they had spent…

The Truth Behind Our Biggest Fitness Mistakes

The impetus behind my Small Steps series is my frustration and sadness with witnessing people – both loved ones and our society as whole – making attempts to take control of their health in all the wrong ways.  Eventually, when their efforts don’t produce the results they want, they give up, feeling like failures.  That’s […]

Food for Thought On Fitness Fads

This is the time of year to take a look back before looking forward.  What’s working, what’s not?  What one thing would I go back and change?  What one thing was such a surprising success that I want to continue to build upon it?  It’s a natural thing to do as one year closes and another […]

10 Fitness Myths Debunked

Myths are stubborn things – they never seem to go away.  Maybe most myths are simply harmless, even amusing, widespread misconceptions.  But, when they pertain to fitness, they result in discouraging people from exercising either through demotivation or injury.  Here are my top 10 fitness myths debunked. Myth #1: You Need to Go to a […]

Dear Under Armour: Thanks, But No Thanks

Gisele Bundchen, Brazilian-born supermodel and former Victoria’s Secret star, has signed a multi-year contract with Under Armour, a sport and fitness apparel company.  She is part of their “I Will What I Want” campaign.  If the title seems vague to you, don’t bother to try to get clarity by looking up the video Under Armour  posted […]

Part 2: Is Everything We Think We Know About Eating Healthy Upside Down?

Yesterday, I highlighted the main points of “The Big Fat Surprise” by Nina Teicholz.  In this second installment, I’ll extrapolate what this new information means for a few of the most popular food diets and trends, give you a peek into what nutritional scientists are studying right now, and share with you how I’m personally […]

Is Everything We Think We Know about Eating Healthy Upside Down?

This topic is huge.  Far too large to cover thoroughly in one blog post.  So, this is Part 1.  Here I summarize the latest, comprehensive argument against the current Western diet status quo. I recently completed reading the best-selling book “The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet” by Nina Teicholz […]