Tag Archives: obesity

“I HATE VEGETABLES”

As you may have guessed, I say it like it is! I have hated vegetables ever since I was a small child. As I’ve matured, my “taste buds” have maintained their adolescent preferences. This simply means that as an adult, I continue to HATE VEGETABLES! How have I handled this dilemma? . I EAT 6-8 […]

FOOD vs. FOOD “STUFF”

With every passing day, our concerns about distinguishing FOOD from FOOD “STUFF“ fades away. Our focus tends to shift from nutritional needs to satiating hunger. Our food choices are selected based on (1) speed, (2) convenience, (3) taste (4) and affordability. This has resulted in a desensitized population that no longer understands the meaning and […]

DO YOU REMEMBER YOUR FAVORITE SUPERHEROES AS A CHILD?

My two favorite were Superman and Batman. As corny as the shows were, the “good guys” always displayed valor, honor, integrity, compassion and commitment while fighting “EVIL” to protect mankind. Do you remember how their physical presentation added even greater “strength” to the characters they portrayed? Looking at them from today’s perspective, their costumes rather […]

THE NUMBER ON THE SCALE JUST WON’T GO DOWN!

Does this sound familiar? “I’ve tried dieting, exercising, appetite suppressants and the number on the scale won’t go down!” “I’ve done everything POSSIBLE, so I guess I’ll have to live with this reality.” HERE’S THE REAL REALITY! . Most people did what they were WILLING TO DO under the terms they were WILLING TO DO IT. […]

FAST FOOD EVERYWHERE!

I recently posted a picture of 4 FAST FOOD RESTAURANTS visible from my GYM’s parking lot. The point was to show CONVENIENCE; a major factor contributing to our obesity epidemic. . Today I opened the weekly circular which displayed the following 7 ADS: Where is the DECENCY and HUMAN COMPASSION for a problem that continues […]

MY FELLOW READERS, I REST MY CASE!

Sometimes a picture(s) is worth a thousand words: This is my gym. . The following 4 pictures were taken STANDING IN FRONT OF MY GYM (and/or the parking lot.) . 10.4 MILES AWAY AND 19 MINUTES DRIVING TIME WE FIND THE CLOSEST WHOLE FOODS MARKET. AND WE WONDER WHY WE FACE AN OBESITY EPIDEMIC?! REALLY?

DOCTOR, HEAL THYSELF

I recently wrote an article entitled, MY MENTOR: JACK LaLANNE. The purpose was to share the importance of ROLE MODELS and their inspirational messages that help us pursue our chosen paths in life. Yesterday, while attending a 12 hour continuing education seminar for license renewal, (7:30am-7:30pm) I was awakened to a disturbing reality within my […]

EATING IN MODERATION

How many times have you been told to eat in moderation only to walk away having NO IDEA what moderation means!? Is it based on your: height and weight? health? age? Let’s create some foundational components to create meaning and understanding to the concept “eating in moderation.” (1) 80%/20% RULE (relaxed moderation) or 90%/10% RULE […]

YOU’RE NOT ALONE

Although the purpose of my blog site is to help people achieve a better quality of HEALTH and LIFE, it is often comforting to know those of you falling short are not alone. It must be recognized this “comforting,” however, is simply an emotional state of mind; not physical state of being. Understanding that many […]

HAS SCIENCE PROVEN EXERCISE OVER RATED?

. IS IT TRUE THAT EXERCISE  IS UNNECESSARY TO OBTAIN GOOD HEALTH? EXERCISE: 1. Reduces blood pressure 2. Reduces cholesterol levels 3. Increases the concentration of high-density lipoprotein (HDL or “good” cholesterol in the blood) 4. Reduces chances for coronary heart disease 5. Increases efficiency of heart and lowers resting heart rate 6. Makes heart […]

Diabetes, Obesity, Cancer: The Missing Component

. Disease is a state of ill health RESULTING FROM an imbalance or multiple imbalances within our bodies. It is (in general,) NOT SOMETHING WE “CATCH.” It is important to recognize this subtle difference because it changes our approach to battling infections and diseases. Diabetes, Obesity and Cancer are merely examples of this imbalance. Most […]

SHAMING OBESITY

A wonderful blogger friend who is working hard and successfully re-balancing his life and achieving better health and happiness posted this photo of a business card. He was understandably angered by its content and “voiced” his concerns by writing an article. When I first read the words, my emotions were pulled in many directions. As […]

LEAD BY EXAMPLE

The world today is inundated with problems. The media covers them on a daily basis. As much as these issues frustrate us, we contribute to their ongoing agenda. We have a tendency to point fingers at others and identify “them” to blame for these dilemmas. Without realizing it, this blame game weakens our individual spirits […]