The Difference a Body Positive Approach Can Make – StrongFirst

An excellent article by strength coach Lore McSpadden. It's not about your size, it's about your heart. I see every day what can happen from a more body positive approach to strength training. I see what happens when people discover…

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Business Insider: Scientists made an online calculator that tells you your ‘fitness age’ — and you can try it right now

This calculator is a hoot to use. I highly recommend taking the time (just a few minutes) to answer all the detailed questions. Based on the inputs, the calculator (developed by actual scientists and not wellness vendors, app makers, or…

It Might Be Time to Throw Your Fitness Wearable in the Trash – Whole Life Challenge

Many thanks to the Whole Life Challenge for publishing this essay on fitness wearables by me and my colleague, Chad Estes. For many Americans, 2017 is the year that they will finally get in shape. So Source: It Might Be…

Long-term Effects of Physical Activity Level in Young Adult Women – Mayo Clinic Proceedings

Confirming the value of building a strong exercise habit as a young adult. Don't worry about what you do...just do...and keep doing. Add variety and intensity when you feel ready. Your body will tell you when you are either not…

Forbes Now: A Weight Loss Win On ‘The Biggest Loser’ Is Good TV Fantasy: Weight Loss Reality Is Different

Weight loss is never easy, not even for coaches and trainers. It takes time, patience, a lot of self-acceptance, and an acknowledgment that almost all the modern nutrition research you read is garbage. For most people most of the time,…

Anti-Licensing Movement Scores a Victory – WSJ

This was a huge victory for everyone who believes in personal freedom and free enterprise. Hats off to Greg Glassman, the leader of CrossFit, for quashing the movement to require exercise professionals to meet legislatively restrictive licensing standards. What 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,…