James Behnke, a 55-year-old executive at Pillsbury, greeted the men as they arrived. He was anxious but also hopeful about the plan that he and a few other food-company executives had devised to engage the C.E.O.'s on America's growing weight problem. "We were very concerned, and rightfully so, that obesity was becoming a major issue," Behnke recalled.
Please allow me to introduce you to Uncle Rhabdo, CrossFit's unofficial and disturbing mascot. Uncle Rhabdo is a cartoon commonly referenced in CrossFit literature and representative of a troubling trend among CrossFitters. He's a clown. Literally. The "Uncle Rhabdo" cartoon depicts an exhausted, yet well-muscled clown, connected to a dialysis machine standing next to some workout equipment.
Whole Foods is like Vegas. You go there to feel good but you leave broke, disoriented, and with the newfound knowledge that you have a vaginal disease. Unlike Vegas, Whole Foods' clientele are all about mindfulness and compassion... until they get to the parking lot. Then it's war.
We physicians with all our training, knowledge and authority often acquire a rather large ego that tends to make it difficult to admit we are wrong. So, here it is. I freely admit to being wrong. As a heart surgeon with 25 years experience, having performed over 5,000 open-heart surgeries, today is my day to right the wrong with medical and scientific fact.
Spin class at the local gym is cool, but group workouts don't end there. For hardcore exercise and harder-core group bonding, check out these 24 workouts. From tai chi to white water rafting, we've got everything covered.
Exercise can be as good a medicine as pills for people with conditions such as heart disease, a large study has found. The work in the BMJ looked at hundreds of trials involving nearly 340,000 patients to assess the merits of exercise and drugs in preventing death.
Things your clients may split: a training session, with a friend their pants, while doing a deep squat their abdominal muscles Sometimes an unnatural divide can develop between the two sides of the rectus abdominis muscle bundles, a condition doctors
Brook Pifer/Getty Images Most of us grew up hearing that we should warm up with a stretch. Strike and hold a pose, such as touching your toes, for 30 seconds or more, we were told, and you'll be looser, stronger and injury-proof.