Posted by: Dr. Tyrone A. Holmes | June 16, 2008

Welcome to the Fitness Corner!

        Much has been written about the health benefits of exercise and the poor state of fitness in America.  To put it simply, a poor diet and a lack of exercise is killing us!  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, two out of every three Americans are overweight.  More than 30% are clinically obese.  This obesity is spread throughout the country with more than 40 states having obesity prevalence rates of more than 20%.  And unfortunately, the obesity epidemic is not limited to adults.  The number of young people who are overweight has more than tripled since 1980. 

One of the primary reasons for this epidemic is a general lack of exercise.  The American College of Sports Medicine reports that less than half of all Americans get the recommend amount of exercise on a weekly basis (about 30 minutes of moderate physical activity on most days).  25% of us never exercise at all.  This has significant ramifications for our health since there is a direct connection between a sedentary lifestyle, obesity and many deadly diseases. 

My goal is to help reverse these trends.  Through this blog, I will provide you with specific tips, tools and resources you can use to lose weight, improve your health and fitness, and enhance your work-life balance.  I will be covering a wide array of topics including:

  • Developing a Fitness Lifestyle.
  • Improving your eating habits.
  • Losing weight WITHOUT dieting.
  • Reducing stress in your life.
  • Improving your work/life balance.
  • Developing an exercise program.
  • Exercising without exercising.
  • Improving your nutrition without dramatic changes to your diet.
  • Promoting a fitness lifestyle at work.
  • And much more.


Stay tuned for my next post where I’ll discuss the 4 benefits of physical activity.















































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