Jillian Michaels' Extreme Fat Burner Gets Terrible Reviews in the Blogosphere

Do a Bing search for reviews of “The Biggest Loser’s” Jillian Michaels’ Extreme Fat Burner weight loss supplement and you’ll find the results on the first page of Bing agree with the HealthAndFitnessAdvice.com position that this is a product to stay away from.  You’ll find most of these same reviews if your search engine is […]

The Biggest Loser is Bad For Your Health, Part 1

An article in the Wednesday November 25th edition of the New York Times, titled “In Reality Show, Health Can Be Lost in Frenzy,” reveals what responsible fitness professionals have said for years, in that the television show, “The Biggest Loser” can be bad for your health and is hardly “reality.” The New York Times front […]

Your Personal Trainer Might Not Know What They Are Doing If: The Biggest Loser Edition

If your trainer takes after the trainers on the reality show, “The Biggest Loser” it’s time to get a new trainer.  Rather than tell you – yet again – about the problems with the trainers on the show, I’ll let the following clip do most of the work. Watch the clip and put yourself in […]

"The Biggest Loser" Video Blog Appearance On MizFitOnline.com

I’d like to thank MsFitOnline for allowing my “Biggest Loser” video blog (Vlog) entry to appear on her site. MizFitOnline is one of the most influential fitness bloggers on the Internet and last week I was lucky enough to have her appear as a guest video blogger on HealthAndFitnessAdvice.com In what can be filed under […]

Do You Get In Shape for the Spring?

If you use the coming of spring and summer as an incentive to get into shape, you better get started. I don’t think that people should just get into shape just because the warm weather is coming.  However, I do recognize that people use the change of seasons as motivation for starting to exercise or […]

The Ramble – Battlefield Acupuncture, The Biggest Loser, Muscle Power

Information contained in a paper from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Health Professions, Department of Physical Therapy published in the May 2007 edition of the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, reveals some interesting info that fitness consumers should be aware of. The paper provides evidence that muscle power […]

The Biggest Loser Chronicle, Episode 703

The television show, “The Biggest Loser” is bad for your health as it provides us with a cornucopia of dysfunctional and unhealthy behaviors that causes more problems than it solves.  Fitness professionals shouldn’t pattern themselves after the trainers on this show and consumers shouldn’t let themselves be treated with the disrespect displayed by trainers on […]

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 tribe of the Amazon, you’ve heard about the overweight/obesity “epidemic.” You’ve also been subjected to myriad reports, studies, reviews, and […]

Metabolic Fitness is the Key to Living a Healthy Lifestyle

The weight-centric approach to health is the most common, but least effective philosophy.  A healthy metabolism is more important than numbers on a scale. Despite what personal trainers, nutritional gurus and the diet industry have been telling you all of these years, weight loss and weighing less is not the key to living a healthy […]

People Can Be Healthy at Any Size

The “Weight-Centered Approach” to fitness is overly simplistic and does not stand up to medical and scientific scrutiny.  This way of thinking also serves to doom people to failure in their efforts to lead a healthful lifestyle. The prevailing wisdom in the mainstream – celebrity fitness types, personal trainers and magazines – is that people […]