Bond: It takes a Guinness to get to the gym

September 19, 2007

Daniel Craig is JACKED.  He got this way for his role as 007 in Casino Royale, and is in the process of muscling back up for the next Bond film.

However, A source at Bond producers Eon says that Craig isn’t finding hitting the gym easy, and the only comfort he finds is in the regular pints of Guinness after a workout.”

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The motivation to workout from the Guinness clearly outweighs the 210 calories and 17 grams of carbs  per pint; whatever it takes.

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An update on ‘spin rage’

September 18, 2007

According to the NY Post (“Gym victim is wheely angry”), no felony charge is being filed against Christopher Carter, the man accused of sending fellow spinner Stuart Sugarman into a wall on his spin bike (though he does face a misdemeanor).  While Mr. Sugarman has been vocal in the press about how he was merely “whooping” and yelling “you go, girl!”, Mr. Carter has been relatively (and probably advisably so) reticent about what happened.   What we do know is that Sugarman’s membership had been summarily terminated following the incident.

Interestingly enough, word around Equinox is that, allegedly, Stuart Sugarman was not quite 3 bikes away, and was allegedly repeatedly bumping into Christopher Carter during the class.  Also, allegedly, there was not 1, but 2 spin instructors present at the time.


Is she that fat?

September 10, 2007

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Come on now, she is not that fat, is she?  The comments about her physical appearance have ranged from saying that she no longer has “taut abs” to that she has a “beer belly.”  True, she is not as taut as she once was, but she by no means has a beer belly.  She has had two kids, and is curvy.

Is she really that fat?  Now sure, she deserves a load of crap for that sort of performance she put on, but what kind of message is the media sending by deriding her for being so out of shape, when, she really isn’t all that bad…


America keeps getting fatter

August 28, 2007

In the latest Trust for America’s Health study, America’s obesity rate continues to creep higher. 31 states have seen an increase in obesity rates, while no states have shown any decline.

The rankings show a clear bias towards the South (guess the “Bible Belt” is adding on a few more inches) and Mid-West as the “belly fat” of the US. Will we ever see a reversal of this?

Rank

State

% of obese adults

1

Mississippi

30.6

2

West Virginia

29.8

3

Alabama

29.4

4

Louisiana

28.2

5

South Carolina

27.8

6

Tennessee

27.8

7

Kentucky

27.5

8

Arkansas

27

9

Indiana

26.8

10

Michigan

26.8

11

Oklahoma

26.8

12

Missouri

26.3

13

Texas

26.3

14

Georgia

26.1

15

Ohio

26

16

Alaska

25.8

17

North Carolina

25.6

18

Nebraska

25.4

19

North Dakota

25.1

20

Iowa

24.9

21

South Dakota

24.9

22

Wisconsin

24.8

23

Pennsylvania

24.5

24

Virginia

24.5

25

Illinois

24.4

26

Maryland

24.4

27

Kansas

24.3

28

Minnesota

23.7

29

Delaware

23.6

30

Oregon

23.3

31

Idaho

23.2

32

Washingon

23.2

33

Maine

23

34

Florida

22.9

35

Wyoming

22.8

36

California

22.7

37

Nevada

22.5

38

New Hampshire

22.4

39

New York

22.4

40

New Jersey

22.2

41

New Mexico

22

42

Arizona

21.7

43

Utah

21.1

44

Montana

20.7

45

Rhode Island

20.5

46

Connecticut

20.1

47

Hawaii

20.1

48

Vermont

20

49

Massachusetts

19.8

50

Colorado

17.6


Dieting too young

August 8, 2007

Ingraining the notion of “dieting” into young children is a dubious notion.  First and foremost, teaching children to “diet” (i.e. monitor what they eat and make sure that it is all low fat or low calorie) creates a complex that they will carry on into adulthood.  Second, it also tends to signify that “dieting” = healthy, and that is not at all the case.

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The Sweet Leaf

July 24, 2007

A new sugar substitute may be making an impact in the EU and US soon, if Coca-Cola and Cargill have their way.  Stevia, a little green herb indigenous to South America and widely used in Asia, is now being developed for mass consumption, under the brand name, Rebiana.

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Diet soda is just as bad for you as regular soda?

July 24, 2007

Diet soda is just as bad for you as regular soda is. According to a BU Medical School study, “People who drank one or more diet sodas each day developed the same risks for heart disease as those who downed sugary regular soda, a large but inconclusive study found. The results surprised the researchers who expected to see a difference between regular and diet soda drinkers.”

Could this be possible? Other studies indicate that there is a very high correlation between being overwewight and drinking diet soda.

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