The Best Way to Lose Weight

Yes, yes. As a country we are all overweight. This is not news to anybody. And anybody who isn’t living under a rock gets bombarded every day with one new diet after another. They all try to tell you to eat this kind of food, don’t eat that kind of food. Why do they make it so complicated? I guess to sell books, programs, and sell newspapers – I really don’t know. Hopefully this will simplify things for you.

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The Truth About Stretching

I have read a lot of misinformation over the years regarding stretching. Many of us have heard the advice to stretch before physical activities such as running, lifting, practice sessions, or any other workouts. This often gets handed down from coach or trainer to athletes. Years later when the athlete becomes a trainer or coach themselves, the information is handed down again. Similar to many other misconceptions regarding stretching, the idea that performing passive stretching before physical activity will minimize injuries is not only false, but may also be detrimental. […]

Could yoga be bad for you?

A couple days ago a patient brought a recent NY Times article to my attention titled “How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body”. She brought this to my attention because she had, as have many of my patients, injured herself practicing yoga. It is not inherently bad, but similar to the high intensity workout routines such as Crossfit, P90X, and Insanity there are some conceptual patterns that can create a great environment for injuries. […]