The Body Politic
A Corporate Bailout Would Be a Slap in the Face for Every American
The most recent financial crisis in the US, as well as world history, is the 2008-09 recession that devastated the global economy.
Don't Let Politics Make You Fat
Treva Brandon Scharf: If you’re a political junkie trying to stay healthy during this election season, there’s nothing like two weeks of back-to-back political conventions with high drama and high stakes to throw you off your program and make you fat.
Can We Talk About Weight in America
Steve Hochstadt: American culture is fixated on skinny as a moral virtue, and encourages the denigration of those who weigh more. I too am critical of people who use worries about weight as a weapon to assert their superiority. That makes me an enforcer of “political correctness”.
Yoga Teachers: Be One or Date One, It’s All the Rage
Treva Brandon Scharf: Yoga is many things to many people: exercise, discipline, relaxation and restoration. But it’s the higher, more spiritual calling and deeper connection of yoga that people are seeking.
Is Serena Today’s Ali?
Dave Zirin: She is our Jordan. She is our Jim Brown. She is our Babe Ruth, calling his shots. She is no longer content to dodge bullets, but understands how to stop them. Serena is that rare athlete who has not only mastered her sport. She’s harnessed it.
Six Habits of Confident People (Seen Through a Trainer's Eyes)
Treva Brandon Scharf: Confident people don’t bash themselves; they don’t let negative thinking and self-loathing screw up a good workout or undermine their progress.
Enjoy The Silence
Tiffany Phillips: Within minutes, my foot was falling asleep and I could feel a cramp in my leg so I switched positions, only to switch positions about 100 more times because I just could NOT get comfortable. I thought to myself, “This is some bullshit.”
Set a Goal and Watch What Happens
Treva Brandon Scharf: You don’t have to be a marathoner – or even an athlete – to appreciate the kind of runner’s high you’ll get from setting a goal. All you need are some tried-and-true goal-setting strategies and a little determination to get you going.
What's Pot Doing In A Fitness Column?
Treva Brandon: Here’s the bottom line with pot: you don’t have to smoke it, eat it, use it, or even like it. But if you're pro-business, enjoy tax revenue, and prefer a natural way to medicate, then just make sure you vote for it when it comes to a ballot box near you.
Surviving Post Election Stress Disorder
Treva Brandon Scarf: I am filled with the kind of dread, anger and worry that not even the stiffest martini will take away. I have “Post Election Stress Disorder (PESD),” and I’m pretty sure a lot of you progressives out there have it too.
The Body Politic: Exercise Your Right To Bare Arms
Treva Brandon Scharf: Everyone should exercise their right to bare arms – just not in the state of Georgia though, where every Second Amendment nut job feels the need to show off their guns everywhere they go.
The Body Politic: Happy Trails To You!
Treva Brandon Scharf: I use these parks and trails for exercise, for social time with friends, for activities with out-of-towners, for romantic outings, and for the spiritual benefits I get from communing with nature.