Diet Revolution or Diet Sham?

Diet Revolution or Diet Sham? Critical diet dissections and real diet solutions (Hale, 2010- e-booklet) consists of information that was originally part of Should I Eat the Yolk: To Get You Lean, Fit And Healthy (Hale, 2010). The publisher decided to drop the info…from the book; they said it was “too controversial.”  The information is […]

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So Many Food Choices

People tend to eat more food when a larger variety of food is available (McCroy, Fuss, & McCallum, 1999; Rolls, Rolls, Rowe, & Sweeney 1981a; Smiciklas-Wright, Kreb-Smith, & Krebs-Smith, 1986).  This variety effect of food has been found to enhance consumption in a  different areas, in bother genders and across a wide range of ages […]

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Strategies For Getting Lean

The primary intentions of this article are to provide a concise introduction to a relatively new approach to eating and to provide  practical strategies that can be used for getting lean. The strategies are easy to incorporate into everyday routines and do not require a lot of calculating or deep thinking. Most people know the […]

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MaxCondition for Performance

MaxCondition Training involves targeted performance training. MaxCondition is conceptualized as the optimal condition required to attain specified goals. There is much more to acquiring fitness goals than high rep, random sequence workouts. Optimal performance requires at least some level of structure, in training. “The objectives consist of three main components: the designated increase in sport […]

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A Decade of Knowledge And Nonsense

K&N (Knowledge and Nonsense) was published in 2007.  Publication of the book had a big influence on my career in the exercise and nutrition industry. The book has been published in Greek, led to the publication of a condensed version (Should I Eat The Yolk: Separating Facts From Myths To Get You Lean, Fit and […]

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In Home Food Environment

The food environment is any context or area (zone) where you are exposed to food.  Five zones account for more than 75% of what we and our families eat (Wanskink, 2014). 5 Zones  Home Restaurants Grocery stores Workplace Your kids’ schools Wansink addresses each zone in his book – Slim By Design (2014). Strategies to […]

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Exercise Myths Die Hard!

  Advice on exercise is not hard to find. The media identifies new fitness experts often and your local gym probably employs at least a few so-called fitness experts. These days a large number of different sources offer exercise advice —websites, television, newspapers, your best friend, college professors, barbers, mechanics, personal trainers, dietitians etc.. Much […]

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Exercise: A Key Foundation of Brain Health

The benefits of exercise include increased cardiovascular health, stronger bones and muscles, stronger connective tissue, enhanced overall fitness, athleticism, treatment of type 2 diabetes, prevention of osteoporosis  and improved appearance.  A vast amount of research shows improved brain health is another benefit of exercise (1); thus, another important reason to exercise.  It appears that fitness […]

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Battling Fatigue: Targeted Endurance Training

Question:  I am a beginning amateur boxer interested in increasing my endurance.  My boxing coach suggests that I run 3 miles, 5-6 days per week  I have been following these recommendations, but my boxing endurance isn’t improving.  Do I need to run longer distances? Investigation:  There are two general types of endurance training: aerobic (with […]

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