OBESITY EPIDEMIC MIGHT BE WORSE THAN WE THOUGHT

     One more reason to keep running: accoring to a study reported in US News&World Report, “the American obesity epidemic might be much worse than many experts believe because of the limitations of the Body Mass Index, which is the most popular number used to diagnose the condition.
     “Body mass index—a rough estimate of body fat using a person’s height and weight—may be missing nearly 40 percent of obesity cases, according to a study from the New York University School of Medicine. These so-called “false negatives” are caused because BMI simply estimates body fat and does not directly measure it. People who have lost a lot of muscle mass—often older women—may be classified as ‘overweight’ by BMI, when they are actually obese, says Eric Braverman, one of the authors of the study.”
See the entire article at http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2012/04/02/study-american-obesity-epidemic-much-worse-than-cdc-believes

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Jeff is a certified running, cycling, and triathlon coach, and is the author of "My First 100 Marathons" (Skyhorse Press 2008) and "Smart Marathon Training" (Velo Press 2011). An obviously addicted runner, Jeff has run at least one marathon in every state and on 6 continents, including marathons in South Africa, China, Bangkok, and Antarctica. Jeff is available for group, one-on-one, and virtual coaching. Options include: 1. Basic Training Plan. This includes a customized training schedule geared towards a goal race, with a detailed running schedule that would include all distances and target times for each workout, including speedwork, tempo, and endurance sessions. 2. Complete Fitness and Race Plan. This includes the plan listed above, plus the non-running workouts and drills that runners need for better overall fitness and performance. You would get strength & core workouts, as well as run-specific training drills and stretches. 3. Virtual Coaching. This includes all of the above, implemented on a week-by-week basis. We review each week's progress at week's end so that adjustments can be made. The program is tailored to suit you right up to race day. It involves more contact, on a weekly or even daily basis. 4. Full Coaching for athletes in the Washington DC area. All of the above, plus a weekly workout together including speedwork, drills, and strength training. 5. Individual track sessions. One-on-one track-based workouts. Contact Jeff for pricing.
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