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"Why Exercise Won't Make You Thin" Backlash

In Why Exercise Won’t Make You Thin (The New York Times, 2009), John Cloud writes:

You should exercise to improve your health, but be warned: fiery spurts of vigorous exercise could lead to weight gain.

MY OPINION: Who eats doughnuts after putting in a good, healthy workout? For people who really care about their health and fitness this article is irrelevant. Working out isn’t just about losing weight. It’s about being active, feeling good, enjoying life, finding inspiration and inner strength. If all you care about is losing weight, then you’re not fully experiencing all the benefits that a fit lifestyle has to offer. The good news is that it’s never too late to get on board. 

Photo credit: From The New York Times Online - Why Exercise Won't Make You Thin, Aug. 09, 2009.



What would Marc Jacobs do (at the gym)?



Marc Jacobs is one of my favorite designers (who I like to feature) and I’m giddy after spotting him at my gym in New York.

I was amazed by his upper body strength and build. I’ve seen pictures before but in person he’s noticeably more muscular and sexy. And of course, he was the best dressed man at the gym.

Inspired by Marc? Watch THIS video on lateral pull-downs:

This weight lifting exercise will work your chest, back, shoulders, and arms.

Make sure your form is correct prior to lifting.


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