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. […]

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Introducing the dailymile Team – Myself Included!

I’ve talked quite a bit on this blog about a website that I belong to called dailymile. In a nutshell, dailymile is a social training site for posting workout data, and has an interface that is similar to Facebook, with the major exception being that it is geared directly toward active people who value exercise […]

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Long Term Sitting and Weight Loss

Image via CrunchBase Quick post here to alert you to a great article recently posted on the New York Times website.  The article, written by Olivia Judson, and titled “Stand Up While You Read This!,”discusses the negative health impacts of sitting for long periods of time during the day, even if you are a regular […]

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Losing Weight Through Exercise and a Healthier Lifestyle – Stories of Personal Transformation on dailymile

Image by kastner via Flickr Last October I wrote a post on this blog about my personal story of weight loss achieved through running. In that post I mentioned a controversial article that was published in Time Magazine in early August of 2009 that questioned the efficacy of exercising to lose weight (“Why Exercise Won’t […]

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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 […]

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Fitness, Health and Weight Loss

In addition to being obsessed with all things related to running, I also have a strong general interest in the topics of health, fitness, and weight loss. Part of this stems from teaching classes in Human Anatomy and Physiology and Exercise Physiology, but a more significant part of this interest stems from my own personal […]

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