Losing the plot

After 4 years, I finally visited my paternal grandfather’s village a couple of months back. The village is definitely not like how I remember it from my youth. Gone are the joint families, gone are the daily meal times with 20+ people eating. And gone are the traditional methods…

Fit Enough To Hurt

The beginning I work with quite a few folks, as personal clients and at The Quad, who are pretty out of shape to begin with. Some variation of the usual story is what it always is - fit and active when they were younger, and then college/marriage/work/life…

Honey. It's Sugar.

[caption id="attachment_1907" align="aligncenter" width="450"] Honey = Sugar[/caption] Honey. Is sugar. Agave. Is sugar. In fact, it is worse than common sugar, but let’s not get too technical now. Brown sugar. Is sugar. Palm sugar. Yep. The “sugar” in the…

Newsflash

With the year just starting and a whole lot of resolutions being adhered to, I want to remind folks of a simple truth. Not everything you read on the Internet (or on print media) is true. Let me rephrase that - most of it is bullshit. Fitness and nutrition are…

Redefining Normal

I went to grad school in Bloomington, Indiana in 2005. Amazing place, loved my time there and can’t wait to go back. Anyways, two weeks into life there, we had a big event - there was a Chipotle opening in town. More importantly, free burritos on the first day!…

Your First Step: Admit It

Opinions are like assholes, everybody has one Nutrition is a topic almost everyone has an opinion on, and unfortunately, they also confuse opinion with fact. Just because they put food into their mouth does not make them an expert. All of this means there’s a lot of information and…

What's really causing your back pain?

We don't get much physical activity, we don't use our bodies the way that we are meant to, we live too sedentary a lifestyle. But you already know that, right! But did you know that one of the many side-effects of this is that persistent back pain that never quite…

Why Do We Fall?

Getting injured is not an abnormal concept. Sure, you can train smarter, have more control and awareness of your body and reduce the chances of it happening. But a possibility will remain. That's how it is. But what boggles the mind is that folks get injured and don't pick themselves…