Without getting into the minutia of the science, we can say that your Metabolic Rate is a direct measure of the calories you burn in a given amount of time. This means that your "metabolism" is a measure of the relationship between Calories and time. My resting metabolic rate is somewhere around 1,700 Calories per day. Add in activity (other than planned exercise) and my … [Read more...] about Calories Per Hour
In 1948, the World Health Organization took a stab and defining health; they said that health was, "A state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity." Despite the fact that this definition is vague, unmeasurable, and practically unattainable, it’s still the definition the WHO uses today. Generally, I think we … [Read more...] about A new definition of health
Today I was asked, "What do you do when a friend asks you for advice on losing weight?" Here’s the honest answer, “I largely ignore the question and try to change the topic or deflect it away any way I can.” This is just from my experience, but 99% of the time the person in question does not want to lose weight, they want to weigh less... These two things (losing … [Read more...] about What Do You Do When A Friend Asks You For Advice On Losing Weight?
I’d like to share a story by Heinrich Boll, it’s been adapted over the years, but this is the basic theme: A businessman was on vacation, visiting a small coastal village when one day, while walking along the white sandy beach early in the morning he came across a friendly looking fisherman who had just caught an impressive looking fish. “How long did it take you to catch … [Read more...] about The Fisherman
Dear fitness experts - Stop acting like you are one in a million. We’re actually a dime a dozen. It’s time to stop pretending. Pretending like we’re the only one who ever got into shape. That we’re the only one who is good at deadlifts. That we’re the only one with big arms, great abs, or a great bench. We’re not—we are a dime a dozen. And within that dime—that … [Read more...] about Dear Fitness Experts