With the variety of research on weight control and diet, I prefer to keep things simple. When I talk to my clients about losing weight, history and background are important, but what matters most in virtually every case is the present. Assuming no disease, but just an extra 30 pounds or maybe a little more or less that will not go away, what interests me the most is the daily routine. What is this person doing on a daily basis to impact weight gain or loss?
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The mindset of a champion is unwavering and Tom Brady provides another perfect example of why he is the greatest quarterback of his generation. In a news conference, prior to the matchup against Green Bay and Aaron Rodgers, Brady was asked the following questions:
Do you feel younger than your actual age or do you feel older? The way you answer this question may directly impact your life and your mortality.
Years ago, I read an article about leaving your toothbrush on the window sill to kill bacteria. This study appears to confirm the reasoning behind letting the sun into your home.
As the focus on total body fitness, injury recovery and better movement continue to be the trend in the fitness industry, deep water fitness is becoming more and more popular. This is a great story on the benefits of water exercise.
The 5-star review. Have you ever been told that when giving reviews that only 5 stars matter? That in order for the person or institution that you are reviewing to get anything, but 5 stars is meaningless at best and potentially detrimental their careers or business. In this case, the study found that telemedicine doctors got better reviews when they provided unnecessary antibiotics to their patients.
Reading the Powder Magazine story, referenced below about skiing in the powder reminded me of the lengths that friends and I would go through to get the first tracks down the mountain. The feelings those untracked runs generated and the sheer addiction that we all had for gliding through the snow. There is a reason that those of us who have skied in the powder, still remember those top few days skiing down the mountain in silence with the snow flying into our faces and over our heads.
Even those of us, in the fitness industry and who are staying in shape, get injured or do questionable physical things. Things that we may advise a client to avoid. Two years ago, while visiting friends and traveling with my daughter in Norway, I decided that it would be fun to take a ride down the Olympic bobsled course. So I convinced the father of my daughter’s friend to join me on this adventure.
For older individuals who are apparently healthy and do not have cardiovascular disease, dementia or a major physical disability, taking a daily low-dose aspirin may be detrimental(referenced below). If you are otherwise healthy and are taking a daily low dose of aspirin the results of this current research imply that you should speak to your doctor regarding its necessity.
Whether or not Serena was being coached or not from the stands, she lost and Naomi Osaka won. Serena, one of the greatest champions in the sport was unquestionably beaten by her opponent. The fact that the referee made some controversial calls are part of the sport and Serena let these calls get the best of her emotions and subsequently, she lost.