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Monday, June 26, 2006

"Dr. Fitness" Agrees Exercise Can Help Menopause

Though the research is still thin, many health experts say even moderate exercise can help relieve the problems of menopause in some women, including anxiety, insomnia and night sweats.

Key To Longevity May Be Linked To Mom's Age At Birth!

This is an interesting look at data and drawing some conclusions. I think it is worth reading but take it with a grain of salt!!!People are more likely to see their 100th birthday, research hints, if they were born to young mothers.

The age at which a mother gives birth has a major impact on how long her child will live, two researchers from the University of Chicago's Center on Aging told the Chicago Actuarial Association meeting this spring.

The chances of living to the ripe old age of 100 — and beyond — nearly double for a child born to a woman before her 25th birthday, Drs. Leonid Gavrilov and Natalia Gavrilova reported. The father's age is less important to longevity, according to their research.

Monday, June 12, 2006

Wendy's: Trying To Get On The Righteous Path!

In an effort to cut Trans Fat consumption, Wendy's is going to non-partially hydrogenated oils for cooking. Adding hydrogen to oil helps make the oil easier to cook with and also adds a longer shelf life to products as well as drastically increasing the risk for heart disease. The country’s third-largest burger chain said the blend of corn and soy oil has zero grams of artery-clogging trans fat per serving and will cut trans fat in those menu items by 95 percent. Wendy’s will begin using the oil in its 6,300 restaurants in the U.S. and Canada in August.

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Our Radio Show From 6/5/2006

"The Fat Guy" was on fire and hysterically funny so if you missed it, go to our radio show page and click on the pod icon to listen online. We interviewed Tiffany Davis from "The Daily Candy." Check out there website and fantastic newsletter www.dailycandy.com They have over 1 million subscribers....yes 1 million subscribers. Also listen to us interview JT Marburger, Owner from Corplogoware talk about hanging with Tiger and the Great One. Also check out the coolest workout shoes on the planet at www.KangooJumps.com

"Dr. Fitness, Please Help"

"Dr. Fitness, I'm stuck in a rut, please help," was the subject headline to a recent email I received from a female and that's all I am going to say to describe her. She had recently lost 40 pounds from her 1st pregnancy by good-old fashion sweat and exercise....and by exercise, I mean exercise. An hour and a half of walking outside in the morning followed by and hour and a half of treadmill walking at night. Three hours of exercise and she lost 40 lbs. 10 less pounds prior to her being pregnant. Her reason for contacting me was that now she was going back to work and those three convenient hours of exercise would not be so available and she was slowly starting to gain weight....and she was terrified! What should she do?

When I emailed her back for her to describe her eating habits, she told me she ate whatever she wanted and would rather exercise than feel deprived of her favorite foods. This is where her story became very common and one where most people fail to succeed. I call it "The All Or Nothing Principle." This means that whatever I am doing, in her case exercising 3 hours per day and eating whatever I want, I will be successful following these parameters. But if you change the parameters (Can't exercise for 3 hours), I will give up on the entire process because I know I will eventually gain the weight back since I can't be deprived.

I explained to her that she didn't need to exercise 3 hours/day to maintain her body weight. She did need to examine her diet to figure out what were her caloric needs, how to manage portions of her favorite things to not feel deprived, and being diligent about identifying caloric content. She was so convinced that she would have to give up her favorite things and she also felt like a slave to exercise. I told her how to break the "All Or Nothing Principle" and if you are in a similar situation, here's how you can break this very difficult pattern!
1. Take advantage of even the smallest amount of free time to exercise. If you like getting an hour of exercise but you have a very busy schedule, look for 15 - 20 windows of free time to do something.

2. Keep your exercise clothes and shoes close by. If some free time opens up, buy an extra pair of exercise shoes or clothes convenient for a quick workout.

3. Pay attention to every meal and avoid mindless eating. Most people eat under stress and you can add tons of calories by not paying attention. So pay attention especially at work!!

4. Avoid big gaps of time without eating. This happens to many of us, especially at work. We go the whole day without eating and as a reward for eating, we feel we can eat everything thus causing overindulging and over-consumption. Stay aware and you'll stay trim