Anti-vaxxers. Cleanses. The health world has been dealing with active ignorance and misinformation for a long time—and now it’s seeped into our political realm.
Patrick is a recovering personal trainer, writer, and digital media producer covering public health, food, fitness, and science. By day he eats sandwiches and tells stories about the awesome work being done by the ocean conservation organization Oceana. By night he climbs, races DC traffic on his bike, eats more sandwiches, and is a regular contributor to Scientific American’s Food Matters blog. His work has also appeared in Business Insider, Civil Eats, Grist, Huffington Post, the New York Times, Upworthy, and Yahoo! News.
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It’s time we stop equating good health with weight loss.
After ending up in a PR database, the health pitches I got ranged from pretty bad to appalling. Why is our approach to science journalism so poor?
Could the fitness industry be moving away from its obsession with thinness and ‘get ripped quick’ schemes?
He’s a comedian with cerebral palsy, and he’ll teach you more about health and fitness than any expert or trainer.
Your body is not welcome on this beach.
Convenience is great, but at what cost to our health and length of life?
We're collectively ruining one of our greatest natural highs.
The decision to shell out hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars a year on a personal trainer is a big one. Here’s what you need to ask.