Fit or Thin?

Over the past twelve years as a clinical exercise physiologist at a hospital-based weight loss clinic,  I have asked thousands of patients “what makes weight loss so important to you right now?” Overwhelmingly the answer is “my health”!  I then...

Specificity 

Let’s take a closer look at training for well-being  versus training for athletics. There is a principle in exercise science of specificity that basically says “you get what you train for.” The body will adapt to what you give it. If you want to be...

Fitness for Well-being

I am noticing a bit of confusion in fitness lately – confusion between sports and military training and exercise for health and well-being. I want you to be a savvy fitness consumer who gets what you want from your investment. I want you to stay motivated to be...

The Magic Pill

Thank you, WBUR, for this new podcast series that starts today called “The Magic Pill.”  The positive news about movement as the most powerful medicine we have for health and well-being gets lost easily in the media. It is refreshing to see an encouraging...