Perhaps it's because I have earned my stripes, know my stuff, have learned and recovered from my failures and I no longer feel the need to take any guff from anyone. That's a tough combination to beat.
In this New Year, we need to change our diets and the ways we think about and consume food. But to get there, it has to be a community effort. Here are 10 ways we can all work together to create a fitter, healthier society.
ADD/ADHD may affect more than 2 million children in America. Studies have shown that the symptoms of ADD are reduced in children who participate in outdoor activities in green natural settings.
I mean, fear of spiders? That one is completely understandable. They are out to get us and will do God-knows-what to achieve their devious little plots. But the gym? What is there to be afraid of at the gym? Right?
Good food, drink and friends (and occasionally family) are central to the holiday season. Most of us will eat too much of something, but we should try to avoid eating too much of everything.
Every year millions of Americans make resolutions. These are essentially to-do lists, most of which never stick, which is why each year I make a to-don't list. It's much easiest and more satisfying. By setting expectations low, I never let myself down, just like our government.
A confident young participant in San Francisco de Porro. Ciclovia is a Latin American phenomena originating over 30 years ago in Bogotà, Colombi...
It did not taste like a coconut. It tasted like someone took salt, dirt and gross and mixed it with water.
One of the best parts about attending Congresses of the Ciclovia Network (CRA) is the chance to get out on a bike in cities throughout Latin America.
This time around, I pay homage to high school yearbooks and take a look back at the year in food and nutrition via superlatives. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you... the class of 2013.
Some people don't enjoy snacks. They don't eat chips or candy or doughnuts because they don't like the taste. My theory is that those people don't have tongues. Snacks are yummy.
Posting a picture of a fit woman with three kids in and of itself is not body shaming at all. Posting a picture of a beautiful woman who is brave enough to wear lingerie should be empowering... But both of their words make their movements obsolete. That is the real "shame" of this.
I suggest that while eating healthful foods may, on first blush, appear to be more expensive, it costs us more dearly if we don't.
In the mainstream nutrition world there's one thing you can always count on: If you're told a food -- or nutrition practice -- is good for you today, you'll be told it's bad for you tomorrow. The one exception: breakfast.
This year had its remarkable share of senseless diets, bizarre research and odd inventions. Here's what you might've missed.
If you're one of the unmotivated among us: Maintain, don't gain. Probably not enough for a cool-sounding scientific law, but it's more than enough to keep your weight under control until you're motivated to do more.