Are You Fit, Or Are You Healthy?

Are you surprised by the question? Believe it or not, it’s hard to be both; so hard that it rarely happens in modern life.

These are all good questions to ask (especially that last one). Most of you know that I have an aversion to the word “fitness”, and rarely use it. You have no doubt noticed that the word is used to describe anything from bodybuilding to weight-loss. In short, the word has little real meaning. Plus, the ...

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What Mirror Selfies Really Say

In a recent Men’s Health article presenting their 10 candidates for the upcoming Men’s Health Ultimate Guy award, I noticed something about the photos that were posted to introduce us to these candidates. Most were indeed amazing guys that each had a compelling story to tell about overcoming some great obstacles or engaging in some poignant social cause. But many of the pictures pictures accompanying these articles told a very different story.

Now, I am someone that would have loved to ...

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You Already Know How To Lose Weight

Do you struggle with your weight? Is keeping the pounds off a constant fight? Have you tried everything but can’t find anything that works?

If you answered yes to any of the above, you have been affected by the marketing hype from one of the biggest industries in the country (rapidly becoming the world): the business of weight-loss.

Convincing you that any of the above messages could actually be true produces billions of our dollars for these companies each and every year. ...

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The Case Against Doctors Providing Lifestyle Advice

( see also “Medicine vs. Health” elsewhere on this site. Major point: health is purely preventative, medicine (science) is purely corrective. )

On the surface it appears that the world would be a better place if we just educated doctors to provide good lifestyle advice mixed in with their doctoring, but look a little deeper: even now people everywhere are abdicating far too much of the personal responsibility for health to doctors. Think how much worse that would be if we ...

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Overweight People Are Lucky

(Please also read previous post, “The Cure For Obesity“. Contains some of the same material.)

It is one of the most common phrases in the English language in reference to someone who has a chronic body fat issue: “he/she really struggles with their weight.”

Here’s the irony: no one “struggles” with their weight. In fact, we accumulate body fat precisely because—on a regular basis—we have chosen to not ...

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