There is a study that shows that people who sit more per day die sooner, despite other factors such as overall health. It is reported in The Atlantic and written up here.
Continue reading Does sitting = death?
A recent paper provides the groundwork to establish a way for exercise to diminish appetite. Or, more likely, for sedentary behavior to increase appetite.
Continue reading New link between exercise and weight loss uncovered?
All good things come to an end. But then if you work hard enough, you can get them back.
Continue reading From Fit to Fat to Fit: Slacking Off
Funny Thing Two and Funny Thing Three.
Continue reading From Fit to Fat to Fit: Funny haha, funny strange
Obsession can be a good thing. And I’m not talking about some dumb-ass fragrance.
Continue reading From Fit to Fat to Fit: Into the bush
When it comes down to it, it is all a matter of just how hard you are willing to work. Then, you start with that and work harder.
Continue reading From Fit to Fat to Fit: Doing it
When working with a personal trainer, the first thing you have to do is to calibrate. Then, if the trainer does not crank it up to a higher level, she’s probably not worth her fee.
Continue reading From Fit to Fat to Fit: Lenora
Back from South Africa and with some time on my hands, I was hell bent on keeping the promise I had made to myself to get back into shape. For most people I know, this would mean eating better and going to the gym more often. But for me, it meant eating better and going to a gym for the first time in my life.
Continue reading From Fit to Fat to Fit: Joining the Gym
Did you ever watch cattle? I mean, really watch them, for a few hours? Mostly they just sit or stand around munching on grass, chewing their cud, or snoozing. But every once in a while a handful of them will stand up and point in one direction. And they may take a few steps in that direction. Then a few more will join them. And once a critical mass has been reached, the whole herd will just go. Domestic cattle, wild African cape buffalo, whatever. This is what they do.
And as the cattle do, so do Scienceblogs.com bloggers. And the current stampede about to form up is about fitness. I’m not sure where it started, but I first noticed it at ERV‘s blog, but Page 3.14 has also picked it up.
We’re not talking about Darwinian fitness, but rather, physical fitness.
So, because I’m as much a member of the herd as the next cow, I decided to join in and tell you my fitness story … or at least, a version of it. Part I is below the fold.
Continue reading From Fit to Fat to Fit and Back: Exercise and Weight Loss