December 1, 2018

Protein is very trendy these days, and for good reason.

A high protein diet has been shown to reduce the risk of osteoporosis and fractures in the elderly. It also has been shown to lower blood pressure. Protein is satiating and may even help you listen to your body’s t...

November 13, 2018

I've been where you are. The first time I tried going to the gym, I went alone. My guide was a list of exercises scribbled on scrap paper. The list, along with sets and reps, had been given to me by a friend who lived in Japan, a part-time personal trainer. I walked ar...

October 12, 2018

Or, one reason success might be eluding you.

For those of us who pursue long-term goals with discrete endings, such as preparing work for a solo art exhibition, working towards a PhD, saving for our first SCUBA trip, or finally competing at the national level in weightl...

October 5, 2018

Last week, a shot of a television screen kept popping up in my Instagram feed. The tv screen showed a list of exercises that people over 50 should avoid, all of which were strength training staples such as push-ups and squats. The background was the royal blue of local...

September 29, 2018

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September 18, 2018

Okay, this article isn't really about termites.It’s about biological systems and how we approach them, but termites are biological systems and, news flash, so are you.

I read a piece in last week’s issue of The New Yorker entitled, “Busy Bodies: What termites are...

August 28, 2018

Many people have been told they're breathing wrong. They've been told they're not using their diaphragm. Further, they've been told that diaphragmatic breathing involves pushing out the stomach on the inhale. This is generally cued as "breathing into your belly." But i...

August 23, 2018

It seems like every time I get on Instagram, I see a post assuring women that lifting weights won’t make them bulky or “manly.” Generally these posts talk about the difference in levels of free testosterone between men and women. I know these posts are well intentioned...

August 10, 2018

Finding a Movement Practice

A wise man once said, “Consistency trumps intensity every time,” but if you look at any mainstream fitness magazine, they’re going to have workout templates to get you “bikini-ready” in six weeks. You’re sold a magic bullet workout, the one t...

August 3, 2018

A lot of fitness gurus want you to believe that they have an insane amount of grit, and that’s what keeps them going. But while grit comes in handy when the going gets rough, relying on it for your whole (hopefully lifelong) fitness journey sounds downright awful. Besi...

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