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
I've described Eating Responsibly as Eating Like An Adult. My view is that we’ve all had our turn being kids, which means we’ve had our turn eating like kids. We’ve had our ice-cream birthday parties and our stomach aches from eating too much candy at the movies. We’re adults now. Time to eat like it. This means being aware of what you’re eating and how … [Read more...] about Eating Responsibly
It’s obvious to me that weight training is the secret to long lasting youth. Yes, genetics and diet and stretching and meditation and stress levels all play a part... But when I look at the one factor that seems to be the unifying link among the people I know who are "defying" the laws of aging, it is consistent weight training. It's not ALL they do, but it is the one … [Read more...] about Long lasting youth