Starvation Mode: The Biggest Myth in Weight Loss

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For my March 8 article about the enormous and far-reaching misconceptions about ‘starvation mode’, Starvation Mode: The Biggest Myth in Weight Loss, either click here or scroll down!   In my last column, I talked all about weight-loss plateaus — what they are, why they happen, what to do about them and what not to […]

The Dreaded Plateau (Feb. 22, ’14)

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To read my February 22 article about weight-loss plateaus, The Dreaded Plateau, either click here or keep on reading!  Last week, a friend of mine turned to Facebook to seek advice on a problem likely all too familiar to most of us: The Plateau. No, I’m not sounding off on the trials and tribulations of […]

Fun, Adventurous, Healthy Vacations (Jan. 25 ’14)

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For my January 24th article about staying active on vacation and the trend of fitness tourism, Fun, Adventurous, Healthy Vacations, either click here or scroll down.   Now that the holidays are officially behind us, Canadians from Charlottetown to Victoria are collectively looking forward to one thing: March Break. No matter if we’re trading the […]

Are We Trading Obesity for Anorexia? (Nov. 2, 2013)

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For my November 2 article discussing the recent concerns that anti-obesity campaigns may be causing eating disorders, Are We Trading Obesity for Anorexia?, either click here or keep on readin’! Are We Trading Obesity for Anorexia? I was thrilled with the reaction to my last column, ‘BMI is DOA’, about the flaws of the BMI […]

BMI is DOA (Oct. 19, 2013)

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For my October 19th article about Body Mass Index, childhood obesity, bullying, and the role of schools in children’s health, BMI is DOA, either click here or keep on readin’! BMI is DOA As I write this, I am just coming off of a weekend of mashed potatoes, football and pumpkin pie. Thanksgiving has passed us by, […]

6 Reasons HIIT is a Miss (Oct. 5, 2013)

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For my October 5 article about the HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) workout craze, Six Reasons HIIT is a Miss, either click here or keep on readin’! ‘HIIT’ (or high intensity interval training) has most certainly hit the exercise scene hard. Whether you’re watching an infomercial for CrossFit or are reading your brother-in-law brag on […]

In Defence of Barbie (July 13, 2013)

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For my July 13 article about cultural criticisms of Barbie, In Defence of Barbie, either click here or keep on readin’!   People love to hate Barbie. We can count (it seems) on a story every year or so parsing just how “real” is Mattel’s signature doll; how her unattainable proportions make young women anxious and drive […]

Obesity, the Disease: The AMA’s Dangerous Cop-Out (June 29, 2013)

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To read my June 29 article about the dangerous cultural consequences of the American Medical Association’s decision to classify obesity as a disease, Obesity, the Disease: The AMA’s Dangerous Cop-Out, either click here or keep reading!    This past week, you’ve likely seen that the American Medical Association (AMA) has now categorized obesity as a disease. We […]

Women, Weights, and the Gender Divide (June 20, 2013)

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For my June 20 article about women and weights, Women, Weights, and the Gender Divide, either click here or keep reading!    Last week, I shared what I called “the worst fitness advice around” with you. Carbs are terrible, the elliptical isn’t terrible, spot reduction really works — all bad advice. But in my view, nothing is […]

The Worst Fitness Advice Around (June 13, 2013)

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For my June 13 article about the oh-so-common terrible fitness tips, The Worst Fitness Advice Around, either click here or keep reading!   It’s no secret that we live in a 24/7 information economy. Not only do we have access to information on our smartphones, tablets and our computers, but the barrage of never-ending news scrolls through […]

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