The Washington Post: 5 resolutions health experts hate to hear — and what to do instead

Very little written in the major mainstream media about fitness makes sense. Surprisingly, here is a piece from The Washington Post that does. If you want to do any of the things discussed in this article, you are getting very…

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The Guardian: ‘It’s a miracle no one has died yet’: The Biggest Loser returns, despite critics’ warnings

A study in stark contrasts. First, you have what is arguably the worst health promotion idea ever created...The Biggest Loser. I think The Biggest Losers are the people who created, produce, and "star" in this drivel, and the companies that…

The Daily Beast: The Busy Person’s Guide to Becoming a Fitness Minimalist

Whoever this writer is, he is a man after my own heart. This is a very good, common sense set of recommendations about fitness minimalism. I might suggest a few different things, but this is mostly right on. No time,…

How Being Coachable Helped Me Tame the Beast – StrongFirstStrongFirst

Are you coachable? I never thought of a person being coachable as a definable characteristic, but this article describes it nicely. As a coach myself, who has learned from countless teachers over the years, most of whom I've never met,…

What Physics Can Tell Us About Martial Arts | Inside Science

This is a very thoughtful and interesting peek into how physics apply to martial arts. I've added this young scientist's book to my Kindle reading list. A scientific approach can reveal much about combat sports, and football. The range of…

The Close Ties Between Exercise and Beer – The New York Times

An amusing and interesting look at the relationship between exercise and alcohol consumption. Phew. Glad to know that my beer-after-some-workouts strategy isn't going to kill me. Many years ago, I used to run with a group called the Hash House…

Breaking Muscle: The Simple Path to Being Your Fittest at Any Age

Love Andrew Read, who writes frequently for Breaking Muscle. This article for aging athletes (aren't we all?) is an excellent summary of the things you can look forward (?) to. It's possible to quibble over some of the details, but…