The Other Fitness

The dictionary does not distinguish between fitness and health; using them synonymously. In fact, Webster’s lists health as the definition of fitness. It’s true because one cannot exist without the other. Ironically, Webster’s offers no usable definition of the word “health” but, thanks to this material, you now know what that is. And, in a double irony, knowing what that is means that there is in reality no need for the word fitness at all…. except to mislead.

You see, the ...

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Private Notes Now Online

I wanted to alert you all to a new page on the website. It was posted prematurely, but intentionally so. As it is, these are merely some bullet points that I knocked out recently because it was on my mind. I have not yet fully explained the items here so as to be ultimately useful, but I believe it should be posted anyway until I do. I’ll answer any question that this brings up, ...

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The Inescapable Truth

If I had to bottom-line all of this for you, here it is:

In the end of our search for health as evidenced by a maximum experience of life, we discover that this isn’t about our lifestyle or other choices, it is about the environment. Without a natural environment we can do well, but relative to ‘gold-standard’ values we’re doomed to ill health, disease, and, ultimately, extinction. We will also have no standard upon which to assess our current state. With ...

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What Makes Me Crazy

What makes me crazy? A lot of things, actually. One of them is so-called experts who speak in advertising slogans instead of accurate language. Specific to my field, using the word “healthy” when they don’t know what it means (but are happy to play on your desires to feel better), and when they can provide no standard by which to measure.

The fitness industry gets around this inconvenient problem by letting you decide what the standard is. In other words, ...

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