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No Lying March 6, 2011

Posted by Mike Clipp in Diet, Exercise, Fitness, General, Health.
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The other day I was watching the movie, “The Invention Of Lying,” when a thought struck me, “If there was no lying then there would be no diet and supplement industry.” Just imagine – no ephedra commercials, no super abs infomercials, no miracle cleanse. Although I do think that I would miss the rear views on the Brazil Butt Lift infomercials.

 So what would this no lying world be like? If you wanted to get healthier or lose weight you’d follow a diet that gave you the proper calories and nutrition from eating real, wholesome food, and perform a workout routine doing functional, healthy exercises. HydroxyCut, with its preposterous claim that by taking it you can lose weight without diet or exercise, wouldn’t exist. We’d all be healthier, happier and richer. The multi-billlion dollar diet, exercise and supplement industry would be much smaller.

 We wouldn’t be drinking Gatorade or PowerAde to hydrate and increase our performance. Unless you’re an athlete who works out for hours a day and sweats out a ton of liquids plain old water will work just fine. 

 All of the gadgets, potions, pills, and devices that promise you that you’ll lose weight, get fit and healthy, or become a star wouldn’t exist. We’d all be healthier, happier, and maybe just all-round better people. Or so I would hope.

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Welcome To StillFit July 14, 2010

Posted by Mike Clipp in Diet, Exercise, Fitness, General, Health.
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Are you over 40 and still fit? Over 40 and want to get fit? Tired of trying to separate the nutrition and fitness fads, the misinformation, the scams and untruths from the simple, straightforward facts and data? Now, StillFit is here to guide you through the confusing array of conflicting and overblown information. A lot of you have neither the time nor the desire to sift through all the often sensational and conflicting information that is thrown at you through magazines, television, newspapers, websites, advertisements, friends, family, etc. I started StillFit to analyze all that information for you, then give you just the facts you need to help you stay fit and healthy as the years go by.

I’ll keep it simple too. No long, boring lectures about vitamin this or antioxidant that. The StillFit program doesn’t require you to become an expert on exercise or nutrition. Just learn and consistently follow simple guidelines that will enable you to stay fit and healthy, or become fit and healthy.

StillFit is not a take it easy, low impact, eat what you want, exercise while sitting in a chair and still lose weight and get fit type of program. Those don’t work. StillFit is for the person who is serious about getting fit and healthy or staying fit and healthy and is ready and willing to work at it. It will work for both men and women, whether you’re 45 or 65, already fit or a complete couch potato looking to get fit and healthy. You’re never too old or too out of shape to get started. 

The guiding principles of StillFit are, “Knowledge, Reason, and Consistency.” Knowledge is knowing the facts about fitness and nutrition. It also includes knowing how to apply the facts to design and live a StillFit life. Reason is realizing that we’re not 25 years old anymore. We can’t get away with eating and exercising (or not exercising) like we could 30 years ago. Consistency is the continuous application and practice of our StillFit lifestyle.

I‘ve organized things into simple sets of rules or guidelines. We’ll start off with the 80/20 Rule. It basically means that if you follow the rules or guidelines 80 to 90 percent of the time, the other 10 to 20 percent of the time, when you relax the rules a bit, won’t kill you. In other words, if you want to eat dessert once in a while, or wolf down one of those 1400 calorie burgers, go ahead. Just fit it into your overall program. Or, if you miss a day of working out it’s no big deal. You’ll catch up later. It’s when you apply the 80/20 Rule the other way around, where you follow the StillFit program only 10% or 20% of the time that you run into big problems.

Next time, we’ll look at the basic rules for eating. They’re a lot simpler and easier to follow than what the multi-billion dollar diet and nutrition industry wants you to believe.