Most of us know someone who has suffered from an eating disorder of some kind. And while most of us are familiar with anorexia and bulimia, a lesser know eating disorder has started to surface in those who pursue a life of health and hotness: orthorexia.
by Ninja Master Mark Fisher
Rarely does a week go by without someone asking me my opinion of the ubiquitous infomercial smash hit, P90X. For those of you who may not watch TV late at night or Saturday afternoon, P90X is a three month long DVD program of home workouts. The program is the mastermind of fitness guru/ celebrity trainer Tony Horton. Although by all accounts P90X has been a big commercial success, it’s been somewhat controversial in the broader fitness industry.
Here’s a big important nugget, so I’m gonna put it in bold.
There are a lot of rad things about modern day society. I can watch YouTube on my cellphone. I can get in a tin can that takes me from one part of New York City to another. I can watch Mad Men on DVD whenever I want. Hells to the yeah.
Muscles. Boy they’re awesome. Not only do they give us shape and make us hot, but they totally help our bones get around and do stuff. And while you’re no doubt already training your muscles to be stronger (and/or bigger), and you’re no doubt already stretching diligently to maintain optimal muscle length, let us consider the importance of soft tissue quality.
Well friends, we find ourselves at an interesting moment in fitness history. The lifestyle of the average American is more sedentary than ever. Consequently health and fitness attributes from mobility to strength to body composition are at an all time low for inactive people.
As loyal readers know, there are some sketchy ass “personal trainers” out there. These trainers get their certification online in a weekend, spout out scientifically inaccurate information, choose dangerous, ineffective, and/or inappropriate exercises for their clients, and spend more time looking at their biceps in the mirror than watching their clients.
Alright friends, get ready for a serving of Loftiss Love. While pursuing a life of health and hotness, (or “living the dream” as they say), one should dress the part. Enjoy some do’s and don’t’s from everyone’s favorite fashionista/ host/ dancer/ Wonder Woman Emily Loftiss!
Ready for this bomb? Are you ready? Are you excited? Ready?