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Saturday, October 22, 2005

Stoves, Pigs and Other Pot Bellies

I was chatting with Joe about his healthy heart exercise program when he suddenly became very serious and quietly said, “I’ve got Dunlap disease.” Since I hadn’t heard of this malady before I was contemplating how to respond when he went on to say, “My belly done lapped over my belt”. Joe has a lot of company. It is estimated that 70 million Americans are fighting the battle of the bulge.

As we “mature” two truths become self evident—the ease of acquiring excess poundage and the difficulty of losing it. One of the most frequent questions we get from new exercisers as they affectionately caress their paunch is “How do I get rid of this?

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