Wednesday, January 13, 2010


I'm slammed today, so I'm just going to vomit up a bunch of links for you to peruse:
  • Americans are still disgustingly obese, but at least we're not getting any bigger. (So suck it, Canada. You're getting fatter.)
  • The New York Times published a piece on supplements, though I'm not sure I learned much from it -- nor, for that matter, have I been able to identify the author's point. Perhaps it's simply this: "[P]eople who eat a normal diet generally don’t need nutritional supplements, even if they exercise vigorously. But among the subset of people who already eat healthfully and want to bulk up in the gym, some supplements, when taken in sensible doses, can provide a lift." Shocker.
  • Also in the "No shit, Sherlock" category: The Times reports that despite New York's requirement that restaurant chains post information about the calories contained in their offerings, people still ate like pigs during the holidays. (In any event, the posting requirement is ridiculous given that calorie counts aren't even accurate.)
  • Someone thinks it's a good idea to design and market a Thighmaster that plugs into your videogame console.
  • Lastly, if you're into CrossFit (or looking for more information about this particular fitness approach), you might want to check out "Every Second Counts" -- a documentary about the 2008 CrossFit Games. I was considering whether to try CrossFit, but this trailer scares the bejeezus out of me: