In a world of misinformation, Fitness Pudding is here to separate fact from fallacy, and science from fiction.

Weight Regain After 'The Biggest Loser'?

Weight Regain After 'The Biggest Loser'?

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Ping Pong for Weight Loss?

Ping Pong for Weight Loss?
I went back and forth on whether or not to cover this one, but it kept bouncing back up.  In short, ping pong (or table tennis) is being promoted as a weight loss tactic. What ......
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The 10,000 Step Myth?

The 10,000 Step Myth?
  The 10,000 step goal is not a myth. In 2015, I clarified the proposed “myth" of 10,000 steps, expanding our understanding that our knowledge of step counts and health has greatly expanded. However, what go......
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Could Hairstyles Make You Less Active?

Could Hairstyles Make You Less Active?
This one is no joke, and I can personally confirm it. When I lived outside Atlanta, I became good friends with a group of ladies who would not exercise. Their number one barrier? Their hairdo. They were......
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Are You "Sedentary"?

Are You "Sedentary"?
This morning, I waved to my little girl, as my wife drove away to drop her off at her first day of school. When they were out of waving distance, I said a quick prayer, and......
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Walking is a Great Way to Lose Weight

Walking is a Great Way to Lose Weight
A recent video and article by Yahoo! with a "fitness expert" complied the 5 biggest workout myths. Myth #1 – Walking is a great way to lose weight. In other words, this fitness expert, based on h......
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Does Muscle Turn to Fat?

Does Muscle Turn to Fat?
There is thought that if we stop exercising, our muscle will turn to fat. Or if we start exercising again, our fat will turn back into muscle. Just as we cannot turn apples into oranges, w......
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Are My Genes to Blame?

Are My Genes to Blame?
Recent media attention has been given to scientific discoveries which may suggest that a person is ‘genetically predisposed’ to being fat or lazy. Indeed, our laboratory recently published a scientific paper using rats, suggesting that genetics and......
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Being Healthy Takes too much Exercise!

Being Healthy Takes too much Exercise!
Many of us have incorrect assumptions on how much physical activity it would take to improve or maintain our health. We assume that it will take hours on hours of grueling exercise, sweat, pain and spandex......
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Shape-Up Shoes

Shape-Up Shoes
In response to allegations that they deceptively advertised the effects of their "toning" shoes to customers, Skechers reportedly agreed to pay $50 million to settle with the Federal Trade Commission, alongside 44 states and the District......
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