Thank you Dean for all the great ideas and stats in your article. As a former nurse, I very much appreciate the science behind coaches' statements on health and fitness! Found some very helpful encouraging information to keep me focused on improving my overall health and fitness . . . and I'm one of those apple-shaped people, so I'll keep moving!! Thanks again.
I thoroughly enjoyed this article. I found the statistics quite interesting (although, sadly, not surprising). The information contained here not only helped dispel some myths (e.g. how many women tend to think they'll bulk up if they strength train), but it also brought to light interesting facts such as the super high percentage of technically (I'm assuming there was a clinical definition used) underweight woman who are content with their body (which at least in some cases I'm sure reflects current trends in society's definition of beauty).
This article was witty, fun and made all the information incredibly accessible.
Thanks for this great article Dean!
12/24/2008 8:30:01 AM
Dean is great... I really like reading his articles because they are very informative and fact-based. This article was like a hardcore analysis of the gender dependent weight maintenance...Great... Keep writing Dean... your articles are great motivators...!
This article encouraged me because I am a woman who have battled the "why can't I take off weight as fast as a man" syndrome. I'm more apple than pear-shaped and I'm encouraged to know how much easier this visceral (?) fat will fall off.
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