Personal Thoughts on Diet, Exercise, and Weight Control


Image via Wikipedia In my previous post I shared a press release reporting the results of the 2011 F as in Fat report on rates of obesity in America. In a nutshell, the trends are depressing, and a lot of great thoughts were posted in the comments section, many of which I agreed with strongly. […]

Americans Are Fat and Getting Fatter: The Depressing Details of the 2011 “F as in Fat” Report


Image via Wikipedia I spend a lot of time writing about topics like running shoes and running form here on Runblogger. Ultimately, though I enjoy the scientific debate involved when discussing research, as well as the fun I get to have when testing out new shoes, my primary motivator for writing this site is a […]

Thoughs on Food and Obesity by Airforce Ted on the You Don’t Have To Run Alone Podcast

I’ve recently been listening to a podcast by a friend and fellow minimalist and dailymile runner named Ted Beveridge (@AirForceTed on Twitter – see picture at left). Ted is an amazing runner with an inspirational personal story of weight loss accomplished by getting active and changing his eating habits. His podcast, You Don’t Have to […]

Obesity and Physical Activity in the United States: America Needs Some Exercise


Sometimes a few simple pictures and videos can speak volumes. As part of my final set of lectures in my exercise physiology class this semester, I discussed the current state of affairs in the United States regarding physical activity, obesity, and the relationship of each of these to disease trends (I focused primarily on heart […]

Guidelines for Weight Loss Monday’s (#WLMon) on Twitter


Image via Wikipedia A lot of so-called Twitter “experts” have published “do’s and don’ts” guides for the on-line social networking service.  Among the things I frequently see listed as a “don’t” is posting of your workout data (here’s an example from The Oatmeal). Quite to the contrary, I use Twitter almost exclusively to connect with […]

Running for Weight Loss – Stories of Personal Transformation


We all have our reasons for why we started to run.  For some of us, it’s the personal challenge of trying to accomplish a goal as seemingly impossible as completing a chosen race, whether it be as small scale as a local 5k or as large scale as a marathon.  For some of us, the […]

ING Run For Something Better: Running the 2010 Disney Marathon to Combat Childhood Obesity


One of the flyers in my race packet from the 2009 Hartford Marathon was for a program known as the ING Run For Something Better. ING sponsors the Hartford Marathon (among others), and the Run For Something Better Program “helps fund running and fitness education programs in schools to show kids how exercise can help […]

Obesity in America: 2009 Rankings Are In


Image via Wikipedia Just read a report on the state of obesity in America titled “F as in Fat: How Obesity Policies Are Failing in America 2009“. The study, conducted by the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, showed that “adult obesity rates increased in 23 states and did not decrease […]