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

Can Our Bones Be Fat?

Can Our Bones Be Fat?
Bone Fat? Spot losing fat has been busted, but recommendations still persist that we can beat everything from belly fat to back fat with exercise. Now, we can possibly beat bone fat with exercise? Wait, ......
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Post-Exercise Milk Intake and Testosterone

Post-Exercise Milk Intake and Testosterone
With chocolate milk suggested as a possible post-workout drink, with both protein and carbohydrate, researchers set out to determine the acute changes in testosterone and isometric strength with some post-exercise chocolate cow’s and goat’s milk.1 Twel......
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Whole Body Vibration for Weight Loss?

Whole Body Vibration for Weight Loss?
At the request of Ms. Rachel Nanez, we are tackling this question. Here was her text to me: “Heard this on the radio this morning...'whole body vibrators, the new way to lose weight without exercising!’ Apparently the......
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Is Morning or Evening Better for Exercise?

Is Morning or Evening Better for Exercise?
"Which is better, exercising in the morning or the evening?" My common response to this question has always been, "Whenever you will do it," because the first step to seeing positive results of exercise - whether......
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Is Sex a Workout?

Is Sex a Workout?
A CNN blog recently revisited the tantalizing myth that sex is a workout. It must be circulating pretty well right now on social media, as I have been asked by several people if this is true......
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Perceptions of Calories "Burned" and Post-Exercise Energy Intake

Perceptions of Calories "Burned" and Post-Exercise Energy Intake
Have you ever felt the urge to reward yourself with food after a workout? Many do. Some might be choosing their food choices off how many calories were "burned" during their workout. For some, being able......
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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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Reasons for Breaking New Year's Resolutions

Reasons for Breaking New Year's Resolutions
I am sure you have already noticed the many internet articles and ads popping up about keeping your New Year’s Resolution.  But, what about why we break and abandon our resolutions? I came across a really c......
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Does Athletic Wear Make Us Workout More?

Does Athletic Wear Make Us Workout More?
The clothes we wear can make a strong impression on others. We learn early on in our careers to ‘dress for success’, and TV shows, such as the Today Show’s ‘Ambush Makeover’, emphasize the power of clothes ......
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RE: Exercise Doesn't Help with Weight Loss

RE: Exercise Doesn't Help with Weight Loss
If you were interested by our previous post, Exercise Doesn't Help with Weight Loss – a review of a controversial editorial, "It is time to bust the myth of physical in activity and obesity: You cannot outrun a b......
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Smartphone Messing Up Your Workout?

Smartphone Messing Up Your Workout?
Years ago, we figured out that listening to music, watching TV, or both provided a distraction or dissociation from the discomfort that comes along with exercise. For many people the discomfort is not enjoyable, and can......
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A Pound of Fat Equals 3,500 Calories?

A Pound of Fat Equals 3,500 Calories?
The common idea that 1 pound of fat is equal to 3,500 calories most likely comes from original research in the late 1950's on the effects of fasting in obese individuals. Well, it stuck, and is......
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Exercise Doesn't Help with Weight Loss

Exercise Doesn't Help with Weight Loss
An editorial was recently published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, claiming that "you cannot outrun a bad diet". This editorial (not a research study) has spawned a media frenzy of posts that presumably confirm t......
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Does Exercise Make You Eat More?

Does Exercise Make You Eat More?
We know that physical activity is a key component to successful weight loss and maintenance, especially when paired with healthy food (energy) intake. However, some research suggests that differences in weight loss might be explained (at......
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Is Mall Walking Good Exercise?

Is Mall Walking Good Exercise?
We have all seen them before, pacing the perimeter of the mall in a tight-laced pair of walking shoes. I have personally been lapped, twice, by a mall walker at Post Oak Mall in College Station,......
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Calories and Cardio Machines: Are They Lying to You?

Calories and Cardio Machines: Are They Lying to You?
Tis the season for cardio machines to be full – inspired by new year's resolutions or guilt from holiday splurges. With no time to dissect the motivational or emotional aspects of these efforts, I turn attention t......
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Does Running Cause Saggy Breasts?

Does Running Cause Saggy Breasts?
You might be surprised how much I have been asked this question. I know I am! Some of these women who do ask (no men have asked me yet) have unfortunately eliminated running or excessive walking......
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Elliptical Handles: Cheating Calorie Burn?

Elliptical Handles: Cheating Calorie Burn?
The latest myth to be brought to my attention is one of the top 10 exercise cheats "that blow your calorie burn." — holding onto the handles while doing the elliptical machine.Since this made the top 1......
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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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