Commentary: Believe In Yourself

Sure. We see others who are more fit than us. Especially at the gym. We should not, however, feel any envy. There are many factors involved. How many years they have been training, for example. We should not be discouraged by the appearance of others. Remember, we only have to be better than we were yesterday. That is all that matters. Read the discussion at this link to learn more about social comparison.

https://www.acefitness.org/education-and-resources/lifestyle/blog/7021/is-comparison-sabotaging-your-success

Exercise: What Are Proper Squats?

Many exercisers—and fitness trainers—obsess over “strict” form during resistance training. The problem with that is disagreement over what constitutes proper form. And not everyone keeps up with the latest research. Proper squat technique, for example. Review the brief discussion at the link here for one view of the differing weight-bearing squat variations.

https://bayesianbodybuilding.com/squat-myths/

Research: Not All Obesity Is The Same

Nearly 2,500 bariatric surgery patients in a recent study were examined for various psychological and biological variables. The results found at least 4 different subtypes of obesity among the study’s participants. Why is this important? Because the standard obesity prescription of “eat less, exercise more” may not be the best solution for everyone. Each subtype could benefit more from different, specialized treatment plans based on their subtype. Follow this link for a brief discussion of the research.

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/323777.php