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Adele, The Body Positive Movement, and Weight Loss

Recently, the New York Times ran a story about fighting fat discrimination while still wanting to lose weight. This was published around the same time that Adele, one of our most talented and beloved musicians, posted a picture of herself showing dramatic weight loss. Adele’s post lead to a furor of commentary about whether or the picture was a positive or…

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We Make Fitness Too Complex and That is Dumb

A new report from the Global Wellness Institute, a nonprofit focused on research in preventative health and wellness, found that Americans spent $264.6 billion dollars on physical activity in 2018, far more than any other nation. The United States leads the world in spending for every segment, including fitness classes ($37 billion), sports and recreation ($58 billion), apparel and…

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You Can’t Boost Your Immune System, but You Sure Can Suppress It!

“You can’t ‘boost’ the immune system, but you sure can suppress it!” This phrase is one I’ve heard off and on through the years by colleagues and professors. In my short foray into a doctorate, the program I was a part of was working on the immune system and exercise. As we’ve all been inundated with virus-related…

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8 Simple Tips to Live Healthier and Longer

Over the past few years, there has been an ever-increasing obsession with biohacking and life extension: FDA-approved studies to see if metformin, a drug historically used to treat Type 2 diabetes, can slow aging. A supplement called Basis, which purports to extend life and is backed by multiple Nobel Prize–winning scientists. Transfusing the blood of younger individuals into older ones.…

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