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Do Not Bother Making Fitness Related New Years Resolutions

When it comes to New Year’s Resolutions all I have to say is “Bah, humbug,” especially when such empty promises are diet and exercise related. I have no patience for New Year’s Resolutions, and have...

How to Make Hard Boiled Eggs

You would think making hard-boiled eggs is easy, but it can be tricky. And if you follow the slow-carb diet featured in the book "The Four-Hour Body," you will eat a lot of hard-boiled...

Tax on Soda Another Misguided Attempt by Public Health Officials

The Health Commissioner of New York City and a Yale University professor look to expand the nanny state with proposal to tax soda and sports drinks that contain sugar. In the attempt to save us...

Ban All Tobacco Products, Do Not Just Tax Them

The anti-smoking lobby is wasting our time and money by trying to outspend Big Tobacco in the efforts to convince people to not smoke.  If our elected officials and public health advocates really cared...

Buyer Beware: Purchasing Prescription Drugs From Internet Sellers is Risky

The Food and Drug Administration has warned consumers that prescription drugs purchased from Internet drug stores can be counterfeit. These days the airwaves and email in-boxes are filled with advertisements that tell us prescription drugs...

There Are No Such Things As Bodybuilding Secrets

Despite reams of evidence to the contrary too many personal trainers and consumers still think bodybuilding is a valid method of training.  There are no such things as “bodybuilding secrets.” Actually the secret of bodybuilding...

Eating Nuts is Good For Your Health

Unless you are one of the unfortunates who suffer from a peanut allergy, everyone should include nuts into their regular eating routine.  Nuts are not only a great source of protein and good fat,...

Ignore the Obese Police

I’m not talking about cops who are fat, but the butt-in-skis who are obsessed with body weight and body fat. Unless you’ve been unconscious, live in a cave, or are a member of the lost...

You Cannot Spot Reduce and There is No Such Thing as Toning

If your personal trainer tells you that spot reduce or puts you through a toning workout, it’s time for you to find another trainer.  These are two of the biggest myths in the exercise...

FRS Energy Drink Log, Part 1

Last week I signed up for the FRS Energy Drink Free Trial and started using the orange flavored concentrate Tuesday February 9.  I will chronicle my experiences with this Quercetin and vitamin-fueled energy drink...