Exercise

Does Paul Ryan Really Have 6% Body Fat? Here are the Facts…

  Paul Ryan has two conflicting personas. One is a “policy wonk”, meaning a politics nerd. His second persona is a super-athlete, with the ability to run like the wind, lift heavy weights, and have amazingly low bodyfat. To be specific, 6% bodyfat. I’m no policy wonk, so I can’t comment on the first persona. BUT…I know a thing or two about body fat. I’ve oc...

Standing Desks: How many calories do you burn?

  What if I told you that standing instead of sitting for only four hours a day will give you washboard abs, cure your chronic pain, and make you more attractive to the opposite sex?  I’m only half joking. In this series of articles on standing desks, we’ll explore health benefits (such as for chronic pain), how to build one on the cheap, and tips to keep standing comfortable and ...

Weighing yourself daily involves poop, pee, blood, and sugar

  You weigh yourself,  expecting to be down at least a little bit. Alas, it’s not to be today. Screw dieting, time for some ice cream. Why does this phenomenon happen? As you probably know, daily weight can fluctuate for many different reasons not related to fat loss. But rarely are these reasons quantified. So let’s do some of that now.  Understanding weighing can help with dieti...