Alex Trebek: apparently has a degree in philosophy. Intriguing.
A good article, Never Take Fitness Advice from the New York Times:
Being thin is an awful goal towards which to strive. It is certainly not the goal of an exercise program. Writing an entire, ostensibly meaningful and important story on whether exercise can make you thin is analogous to wondering whether going to college can get you laid. Yes, but that's not really the point.Wait, tell me more about college?
Certainly, if someone is obese, it behooves them to get down to a healthier body weight. But outside of that, the concept of being "thin" could not have less to do with the concept of fitness. Indeed, designing a workout and nutrition program with the goal of being thin will almost certainly ensure that you cannot achieve a high level of fitness; you would eat a low-calorie diet, thereby robbing yourself of muscular gains.Anyway, 70's big for the win! Oh, I just finished the article. He quoted Mark Rippetoe at the end. He seemed a bit sensible, now I know why.
One of my coworkers gave me cookies today. My wife also made cookies for me to take to the office, but I forgot them at home. I'm fine with these cookies, though. Hey, tomorrow is administrative assistant appreciation day and we're supposed to bring baked goods and crap, I could bring my wife's cookies. But I'm eating my coworker's cookies. Nom nom nom. They're all oatmealy and crap.
Okay. Back to pretending to work.
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