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Lessons Learned – Facebook and Twitter Accounts

I’m removing the New Moon Fitness Facebook page. There are numerous reasons, but the final straw was the privacy fiasco and bad faith response with which Facebook has consistently operated. To maintain a business page, I must also have a personal page, and that requires upkeep time as well as dealing with connections and messages. And if you have never operated a business page on FB you may not realize just how little FB does to promote your work and how much they pressure you to buy ad space. My first year in business I spent over $2000 on FB...

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How Many Died Because of Corporate Payoffs to Harvard Scientists and the Egos of Ideologues?

After watching the video The Perfect Human Diet, I had a few questions. One was about the change from the low-carb diet routinely prescribed by doctors for chronic conditions since 1863. The movie explains that Banting researched and wrote a book that became the accepted paradigm in treating obesity and chronic conditions that accompanied it, but that all changed in the 1960s. The video doesn’t explain why. That information was not relevant to the video’s purpose. It’s entirely relevant to mine, seeing as my daily fight with clients, my children, my doctors, and online trolls is to refute decades of poor...

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CrossFit vs the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)

When your bottom line is at stake, all kinds of things get overlooked…or just plain lied about. I’ve seen more injuries from people in personal training and/or sports than in CrossFit. I enjoyed doing CrossFit a lot, but it ended up being too risky for me with certain lingering injuries (that I got doing not CrossFit, I should add). I now include Crossfit-like work in my sessions. CrossFit doesn’t have the science that says its methods are better than other kinds of work outs. Indeed, CrossFit isn’t actually ABOUT getting fit. It’s the “Sport of Fitness.” It’s doing fitness as a competition...

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Less Risk of Alzheimer’s With Exercise

The more energy you use each week — the more physically active you are — the less your chance of Alzheimer’s disease. A study looked at 876 adults over age 65 and used MRI scans of their brains before and after activities that ranged from gardening to cycling. Higher levels of brain activity were linked with improvements in brain volume and less risk of Alzheimer’s. In other words, the more energy used, the bigger the brain. Researchers believe that simple caloric expenditure, regardless of type or duration of exercise, may both slow the degeneration of neurons and increase the structures important...