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Fitness Calvinists, Total Depravity, and You.

Recently, (October, 2013) a mother of 3 posted a fitness ‘progress picture’ of herself and her 3 children. She’s quite fit, puts in a lot of effort, and is justifiably proud of the results. However, many people were critical of

Posted in Exercise, Stress Management, Weight Management

Body Recomposition Calculator

During a recent discussion about exercise and weight loss, I was asked whether cardio or weight training was “better” for losing weight. Once we got past “Pay attention to what you eat”, we discussed that most studies show basal metabolic

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Instructions for Taylor 7405 Scale

1. PRECAUTIONS: Floor must be level. 2. CALIBRATE: Step on scale until displayed weight flashes twice. DISREGARD THIS VALUE. Step off scale. 3. COLLECT DATA: Step onto scale again until raw weight flashes twice.

Posted in Weight Management

Instructions for Conair/Weight-Watchers WW11D Scale

PRECAUTIONS: Floor must be level. DO NOT STEP ONTO SCALE UNTIL ZERO APPEARS IN THE DISPLAY. CALIBRATE: Tap center of scale to turn it on. Wait for “00.0” or “0.0” to display. COLLECT DATA: Step onto scale. Stand on platform

Posted in Weight Management

The Science of Effective Weight Management – Part 2 – Mathematics

In earlier posts, we examined the biology behind weight management and learned a few important facts I think we should restate at this point before moving forward. Weight Loss: The result of a non-trivial negative Net Caloric Balance over a

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The Science of Effective Weight Management – Part 1 – Biology (concluded)

As we were discussing earlier, our target for weight loss is a negative net-caloric-balance. Although exercise surely can contribute, it only factors in for about 10% of weight management, so we focus our attention on dietary changes first. Which brings

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The Science of Effective Weight Management – Part 1 – Biology

In this ongoing series, we are going to examine the science behind effective weight management, and in doing so, gain a better understanding of how our unique tools support you in meeting your goals. There are three branches of science

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