Out of this World Fitness

Galaxy

Inspired by the movie, “Interstellar”, this post explores the kind of fitness we would need to travel the vast distances of space, and what we can do on earth to negate the effects of aging on our bones and muscles.

You Don’t Have to Run

This post was prompted by another blog post I read recently. Why do a majority of people think that running is the most effective way to lose weight? It probably has to do with the image that comes to mind, that of a lean endurance athlete. There is also the growing popularity of endurance sports, especially ultra distance activities. I happen to…

What Can We Learn From Bariatrics?

Last week, I had a chance to listen to a talk by the director of a Bariatrics clinic. Bariatrics is the branch of medicine that deals with all the aspects of obesity. Unless you live in a closet, you probably know that obesity has become a major problem in the United States, and around the world. In May, Gallup.com listed the obesity…

The Pendulum Swings: Nutrition Trends

In recent months, I have noticed a shift in nutrition trends. From my observation, there appears to be a shift from recently popular dietary practices (Paleo, Vegan, Gluten Free, Low Carb, etc.) to an “all in moderation” approach. What do I mean by this? Most of those dietary practices I previously mentioned are associated with the elimination of specific foods. The new…

The Pendulum Swings: Vibram Five Fingers and Minimalist Running

Just as a pendulum can swing from one extreme to another, so too can fitness and nutrition trends. There have been a couple of trends that have made recent headlines and appear to be moving in the opposite direction. I thought I would take the time here to address them over the next couple of posts. I will take a deeper look…