Four Reasons You Shouldn't Work Out When You Are Sick

“Should I workout when I am sick?” This is probably one of the questions that I get asked the most, especially this time of the year. The short answer is, “No.” I used to go with, “It depends,” but I am now older and wiser. Presumably. I am a firm believer that one workout can’t […]

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 […]

Don’t Let End of Summer Blues Derail Your Workout Routine

Back in the spring I posted an item dealing with folks who use the pending warm weather as motivation for getting into shape.  I’m not a big fan of this mind-set, as all-year consistency is the key to feeling and looking your best, and to being as capable as possible. So now that Labor Day […]

What is Overtraining Syndrome?

Overtraining Syndrome (OTS) is a term used to describe a host of symptoms that come about as a result of doing too much exercise, and serves as an illustration of the old adage that you can get too much of a good thing. At this time of year I like to remind my clients not […]

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 […]

The Concept and Reality of Celebrity Fitness is a Sham

There is no shortage of celebrities who like to pretend they are fit and healthy.  But just like the roles they play, this kind of fitness is just pretend. Over the past 25 years, we have had to endure all kinds of celebrity fitness gurus and had more models, actors and actresses tell us how […]

Over Training Syndrome

The old adage that too much of a good thing is bad for you applies to exercise, as Over Training Syndrome can adversely affect your fitness level. People who love to exercise – and those who are addicted to exercise – can fall prey to Over Training Syndrome (OTS), and chances are that those of […]

Dr. Mehmet Oz Should Leave Exercise Prescription to the Experts

Dr. Mehmet Oz and his partner Dr. Michael Roizen have written a great book called “You On a Diet,” that provides much needed straight talk on the subjects of nutrition and the need to exercise. I said, “the need to exercise.”  When it comes to the specifics of exercise, the good doctors should stay out […]