This article is part of a series on physical fitness and physical culture that I’m working on. To see a convenient summary and listing of my previous articles, please click here.
The bodybuilder and fitness guru Scooby is an impressive man whom I have covered elsewhere on this site. What I like about him is the way he cuts through a lot of hype about instant results.
Because I do lots of research on-line about medical procedures for my professional activities, and because I do lots of research on fitness and exercise for my blogging, I get more than my share of targeted ads, aimed at either enhancing parts of my body, like biceps, chest, and of course, sex organs. I also get lots of ads aimed at reducing belly fat, love handles, gray hair, and so on.
These ads all make similar claims for their products:
- They’re designed for very fast results.
- They’re all based on some recent scientific breakthrough or else they are part of some forgotten ancient wisdom tradition.
- They all are secret, but the guardians of the hidden wisdom will let you in on their secret for a very low fee.
- They all have amazing before-and-after pictures, showing amazing results achieved in a very short period of time.
- Many of them feature some kind of miracle gimmick or miracle supplement, herb, etc
The truth is that safe, sensible results do not come fast, and the methods are not some big secret.
Scooby made a video about losing weight. He has a problem with the word “diet,” which I understand and appreciate. Of course, he’s referring to fad diets, gimmicks that are supposed to be short term. Really, what one needs is a sensible life-time eating plan, and it is in that sense I mean diet when I talk about it on this web site.
Anyhow, here is Scooby’s common-sense video on how to lose weight. And if you check the sidebar called Physical Culture and Health Links, you will find links to more information on diet and exercise. At the very end, YouTube has put in an ad, but it’s easy to just skip that
Here’s the video:
The Unexamined Life Is Not Worth Living – Socrates