Body Mass Index Needs Three New Friends But It Only Gets One For Now

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by David Greenwalt As a wellness coach I'm sick to death of the same old crap when body mass index (BMI) is demonized as a measure of fatness when the following reason is given; WHAT ABOUT ALL THAT MUSCLE MASS PEOPLE HAVE?! People don't have too much muscle. If anything they have too little. Truth be told? Most who demonize BMI as worthless for the muscle excuse, are usually just carrying too many pounds of extra fluff. More times than not people who are assessed as being too fat based on ...

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Is Setpoint the Reason Your Body is Stuck?

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by David Greenwalt Many people who have tried to lose weight are familiar with the dreaded “plateau” of dieting – the point at which they just can’t seem to lose any more weight, despite their continued efforts to eat less and exercise more. Worse yet, some people who have fought hard to lose weight end up regaining it over time, or even ending up at a weight higher than they were when they started. See my review of what happened to 'Biggest Loser' contestants after they lost a ton of ...

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Got Plantar Fasciitis? Real-Life Sufferers Share Solutions

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Got plantar fasciitis? There are a bazillion websites that'll tell you what it is. I'll start with what the Mayo Clinic says it is and then I'll give you real-world suggestions from clients and friends who suffer from it and have found what works for them. According to the Mayo Clinic Plantar fasciitis (PLAN-tur fas-e-I-tis) is one of the most common causes of heel pain. It involves pain and inflammation of a thick band of tissue, called the plantar fascia, that runs across the bottom of ...

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Have ‘Biggest Loser’ Contestants Ruined Their Metabolisms?

Persistent metabolic adaptation 6 years after “The Biggest Loser” competition

by David Greenwalt "Biggest Loser" contestants have screwed their metabolisms for good and they, like anyone who loses a lot of weight quickly, are doomed to regain all their weight lost and be morbidly obese forever, a new study published in the respected journal "Obesity" didn't say, at all. If you read the headlines about this across a number of popular news and entertainment outlets you'll be convinced we're all screwed if we want to lose a lot of weight--absolutely screwed. Is it ...

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The Hype Behind the One-Minute Workout

Twelve Weeks of Sprint Interval Training Improves Indices of Cardiometabolic Health Similar to Traditional Endurance Training despite a Five-Fold Lower Exercise Volume and Time Commitment

We in the industry saw the actual research weeks ago but this one has really made the rounds on the news that's for sure. Some news agencies report on it decently - some are ignorant bafoons who just keep repeating 1 minute beats 45 minutes. Uh, no. Idiots. Liars. So the "1 minute" sedentary men (see that? sedentary MEN) started with 2 min warmup, then 20 secs ALL OUT on spin bike, then 2 mins of moderate, then 20 secs ALL OUT, then 2 mins of moderate, then 20 secs of ALL OUT, then 3 mins ...

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