What if I can’t do 10,000 steps?

The 10,000 steps prescribed for weight loss or aerobic fitness has been validated many times to be both effective and reliable and correlates well with aerobic fitness. It is simple in that everyone can walk, it is cost effective, burns an adequate amount of energy, easy to remember and gives us a definitive goal. It…

10,000 steps… you must be joking

Many weight loss programs are based on the “No Pain, No Gain” theory that requires a maximum physical effort for a long as possible. The aim is to expend or use as many Kcals as possible. While some of these programs experience some success they can also produce side effects that often outweigh the weight…

Let me introduce you to the fat cell

There is a great deal of information written and communicated about obesity and its effects on our health. What is not so clear is information on the site where this complex disease initiates some of its problems. What is an adipocyte? The adipocyte or fat cell is the main type of cell in adipose tissue and is…