Tag Archives: Exercise
TelephonePoles

Quick Links: Lotsa Good Stuff

A torrent of great article links have been coming across the Twitter wire today, so here they are in one place for you. As if you needed any, here‘s more evidence that grass-fed meat is very good for you. Here‘s an excellent takedown of the anti-salt lobby by The Scientific American. The New York Times […]

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Playground Workout

Disclaimer: We are absolute amateurs. We are not professionals like this guy, or this guy, or this guy. That being said, I didn’t make a total fool of myself. I’ve been trying to get back on the workout horse for a while (see how Primal made me lazy here). I recently signed up for the […]

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Drop and give me 20!

The Most Ridiculous Thing I’ve Seen All Day.

And it’s only 9am… Apparently, according to this article, British researchers are recommending that children under the age of 5, even those who aren’t walking yet, need to exercise. *crickets…crickets…crickets…* What I want to ask these researchers…god, where to start? How about, did you exercise as a baby? Did your mother exercise as a baby? […]

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SwimLesson

Primal Activities: Swimming

Don’t believe me? Check this out (swimming clips at 0:48, 1:28, 2:22, and 3:05, but feel free to watch the whole thing to be inspired to do all kinds of crazy sh*t): Swimming is the ultimate counterpoint to everything we do on land. I’ve watched with amusement as muscly guys hop into a lane thinking […]

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Quick Link: Gluten-Free Athletes

Outside Magazine recently discussed the trend of athletes going gluten free for better performance (here). This comes on the tail of news that elite tennis player Novak Djokovic has gone gluten free as well, which suits his #2-in-the-world self just fine. I’m curious about this. The story-opener about climber Dave Hahn almost doesn’t apply because […]

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AthleticShoe

Quick Links: Barefoot Running

The NY Times has a piece addressing the dubious claim that barefoot running will cure you of your running injuries (here). For one thing, I don’t know anyone who has made that claim. I have seen people say that in order to continue their running career, they had to switch gears, and barefoot running provided […]

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FootXRay

Getting Acquainted with Your Feet

Maybe you’re wondering why I talk a lot about feet on an ancestral nutrition blog. The parallels of modern foot issues to our way of eating are many: bad recommendations from people who ought to know better, a dominant but wrong paradigm, zero research to support their claims, a multi-billion dollar industry built around it […]

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Confession: Primal Made Me Lazy

Alright, alright. I’m the only one who can make me lazy. But I have to say, since I don’t have a dumpy butt to run away from anymore, my zeal for exercise has diminished significantly. The funny thing is, if you had asked me six months ago why I exercised, I would’ve said, “Because I […]

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Primal Activities: Trapeze!!!

I visited my friend Juliann a few weeks back, and when I heard there was a trapeze class there, I knew we had to do it. Talk about functional fitness! Think of it as a more graceful mimicking of tree climbing and swinging. I never had trouble with heights as a kid, but when you’re […]

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Footprints

More Thoughts on Barefoot Running

We finally had a gorgeous spring day here in southern Oregon, so I hit the trail in my new Merrell Pace Gloves. Lately, my husband and I have been taking off our shoes at a point in the trail where it’s mostly sandy and pebbly to get our feet acclimated. And now I understand the […]

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