07 Jan 2015

The Myth of the Alpha Male

This piece was first published on Six Pack Abs on May 25, 2014. It was a popular post, with 2,000 Facebook shares. Something terrible happened. I’m always worried writing about this stuff. Will you think I’m fishing for clicks? Whether it’s about the Boston Marathon bombing, body shaming or equal

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07 Jan 2015

Sitting Is Killing You (Even if You Exercise)

This piece was first published on Six Pack Abs on May 18, 2014. It had about 500 Facebook shares. There is much peril in staying put. Here is a definition for “inertia,” according to Merriam Webster’s online dictionary: A property of matter by which it remains at rest or in

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07 Jan 2015

How to Build Your Confidence

“If you will it, it will happen.” – Henry Winkler (A.K.A. The Fonz) “That’s bullshit.” – James S. Fell (A.K.A. Body for Wife)   “I forgot to do my metaphorical line of coke this morning.” “You’re metaphorical what of what?” Ashley, my publicist at Random House, asked me. “I was

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07 Jan 2015

Understanding Weight Loss Surgery

This is not some easy fix. This is a last resort, and there are countless people who have reached their last resort. Morbid obesity is a serious problem, and for many surgery is only thing that will help. Society stigmatizes bariatric weight loss surgery as much as it stigmatizes the

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