Healthy Weight Attitudes: Exercise That Feels Good

Exercise should feel good, not hurt! As a fitness instructor it is a real treat to be a participant in someone else’s fitness class; I can just relax and let someone else tell me what to do. The other day I decided to pamper myself by taking a Spinning class.  What I found interesting was […]

Is Obesity Contagious?

According to a recent study reported in USA Today, the more obese friends we have, the more likely we are to be obese ourselves.  It’s the second study confirming that finding from Harvard researchers who say their studies suggest that obesity spreads through social networks. There are so many things I want to sigh at […]

Calorie-Restricted Diets, Aging and Quality of Life

Back in 2006, The New York Times reported on a study that showed that monkeys who ate one third less calories than normal could extend their lifespan. The result of this study was recently reinforced by a newer study. “For age-related deaths caused by illnesses such as cardiovascular disease and cancer, the voracious eaters died […]

Healthy Eating, Healthy Weight in College — It’s Not Impossible!

In college, it was not unusual for me to order pizza at midnight. Whether I was writing a paper or hanging out with friends, food always seemed to be there. After going out to a party, most evenings ended with a trip to the local diner. Who doesn’t crave potato skins at four in the […]

Self-Esteem Vs Self-Acceptance

I watch a lot of infomercials – always have. I find them far more entertaining than the regular programming. I particularly enjoy weight-loss focused infomercials, including the next greatest exercise, the next greatest diet, the next greatest supplement, the next greatest way of thinking to-lose-weight-mercials. You could call it an pre-occupational hazard J. For years […]