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Men Backpacking in Kilts

by Denis Faye | June 25, 2021
Filed Under: Exercise!, Personal Stuff

It took fifty-one years, but I finally got a tattoo. My inner left bicep now reads, “Sed omnia praeclara tam difficilia, quam rara sunt.” It’s the last line of the book Ethica by a 17th century philosopher named Baruch Spino

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The Stupid Call to Adventure

by Denis Faye | January 14, 2021
Filed Under: Exercise!, Narcissism

Last Monday, I awoke to rain outside my window and a voice inside my head. Both beckoned me to do something stupid that day. They didn’t care what I did, as long as it left a mark. Fatigue suggested otherwise, so I shuffled to t

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Is working out for weight loss a waste of time?

by Denis Faye | November 13, 2014
Filed Under: Studies A Go-Go, The Nerd News Parade, Uncategorized

The New York Times took a swipe at exercise yesterday, claiming that it “may not” be effective in weight loss. The accusation, featured in the paper’s Well blog, stems from a recent study in The Journal of Str

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Fight the flu with fitness!

by Denis Faye | March 22, 2014
Filed Under: The Nerd News Parade

Usually, I’m all “blah, blah, blah, veggies, blah, blah, blah omega-3 fatty acids,” but today let’s shout-out to another mondo importanto aspecto of health: exercise.  A British survey shows that people w

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Exercise: Fat Buster or Fat Waste of Time?

by Denis Faye | January 20, 2012
Filed Under: Uncategorized

I am often flummoxed by “experts” who claim exercise has no influence on weight loss. Case in point, Gary Taubes writing in the New York Times a few years ago: Let’s say we go to the gym and burn off 3,500 calories e

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Magic Pants: The Key to Solving Childhood Obesity

by Denis Faye | December 9, 2011
Filed Under: Uncategorized

Happy Friday, Nerd Herd! It’s been a challenging month here in the Fitness Nerd Cave, but I was allowed to take my sling off yesterday. Yay! Despite a non-existant bicep and an achy trap, I’m back on the keyboard and h

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Is Losing Weight Slowly Worth The Wait?

by Denis Faye | September 23, 2011
Filed Under: Uncategorized

Here’s a positively awesome article from The New York Times about proper diet and exercise strategies for prolonged weight-loss. New research from The Lancet debunks the whole Cult of The Magic 3500 Calories by stating that

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A little walk here, a little stretch there…

by Denis Faye | August 3, 2011
Filed Under: Uncategorized

My 7-year-old and I have a ritual. Her summer camp is six blocks from my palatial beachside estate, so we walk there each morning. The whole time, she complains. I explain that on the days I have custody, I don’t have a lot

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More proof exercise benefits you in destroying the undead

by Denis Faye | February 21, 2011
Filed Under: Uncategorized

Confused how one, tiny, little hour of daily exercise can impact your otherwise lazy-ass lifestyle? That’s understandable. A lot of us have this notion that the metabolism is an off/on switch. Working hard = burning calories

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Lasers are the new push-ups

by Denis Faye | September 17, 2010
Filed Under: Uncategorized

It’s been a dandy week for studies and news articles about obesity, exercise, and the absurd ways we as a species try to avoid the former while side-stepping the latter. Behold this blog post from Consumer Reports Health tal

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