Lacrosse balls are for lacrosse

Lacrosse balls are for lacrosse

Lacrosse balls and tennis balls are not for bodywork. Lacrosse balls and tennis balls are for lacrosse and tennis. It’s not a branding or sales or marketing exercise. It’s not semantics. Sports balls were made for playing sports. Sports balls are meant to...
Looking for the body weight “happily ever after?”

Looking for the body weight “happily ever after?”

The idea that we are going to engage in a fitness or nutrition program, amend our body and stay that way happily ever after is seductive. And patently untrue. I acknowledge that there ARE people who can do this, and there ARE people who never change body weight or...
My guiding glove

My guiding glove

If you regularly read my blog, you know I’m not a fan of diet or “lifestyle” programs. I’m a fan of reasonable portion sizes that make sense for your activity level and age, plus I’m a fan of sustainability and practicality. It seems so...
“What am I doing wrong?”

“What am I doing wrong?”

I saw a post in a Facebook group this morning, crowdsourcing for thoughts on workouts and weight loss. (I despise those, but that’s for another day). The original poster had been working out at a chain gym for 2 months and generated little to no weight loss...

There is no such thing as a “thigh gap challenge”.

I hate to break it to you, but there is no such thing as a “thigh gap challenge”. There’s no such thing as “follow the workout to get your thigh gap.” I get so angry when I see things like this, because people (in this case: women)...

Fitness doesn’t require motivation or discipline

Our North American culture has programmed us to believe that health and fitness are found in “discipline”, “willpower,” “control” “motivation” and “accountability.” If you are struggling to find motivation,...

“Before” and “After” photos are BS

There’s no such thing as a “before” photo. There’s a photo of how you look. Right now. Today. At this nanosecond. Stop taking “before” photos. Dont take one today, and don’t take one ever take one again. The diet and fitness industry loves the idea of the “before”...
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One of the most interesting things in my practise is that summer is when people most frequently fall off the healthy eating wagon. Into apparent vats of potato chips, road trip fast-food, patio party beer and pancake breakfasts. There’s factually no harm in...
“Why do I eat when I’m sad/angry/stressed?”

“Why do I eat when I’m sad/angry/stressed?”

One of the two most common health questions I get is: “why do I eat when I’m (usually some variant of sad, angry or stressed) emotional?” It’s a common question because it’s a common behaviour US data shows 38 percent of people eat when...