Marks Daily Apple
Serving up health and fitness insights (daily, of course) with a side of irreverence.

Archive for the ‘ Health Challenges ’ Category

14 Sep

Contest: Share Your Success Story

The Prize: Another pair of Vibram FiveFingers! If you’ve read Mark’s Daily Apple at all in the last few years, you probably know how much I love these things. The winner will get to choose their favorite men’s or women’s style and color. The winner will also receive a Primal Essentials Kit (Primal Flora (probiotics), […]

13 Sep

Have a Picnic. Win a Cow. The 2011 Grokfeast Challenge.

It’s cow time. US Wellness has long been a favorite meat spot for MDA readers. A couple years ago they donated pemmican and the popular 5 gallon bucket of fat. Last year they went whole hog. And by hog, I mean cow. And they’re doing it again this year. US Wellness has generously offered up […]

25 Apr

Dear Mark: Glutathione, Workout Nutrition, Cartilage Regeneration, Pam, and the Best of the Worst

It’s another round of rapid-fire Q&A with reader questions this week. Ever wonder about olive oil in a spray can, or which meat to choose when dining out? Do you have joint issues, or questions about workout nutrition? These readers do. Read on to learn my answers to these and other questions. And if you […]

5 Oct

Contest: Fiddle About

The Prize: Yes, I dare you to find another website that holds a contest to win vegetables. But these aren’t just any veggies. They are fiddlehead greens, the Rolls Royce of the vegetable world. Fiddleheads are only available for a small window in April and May, and even as such, you’d have to beat the […]

4 Oct

Contest: WOW Thoughts for Witstick

The Prize: Witstick. Got 3 inches of floor space? Want an intense, full-body workout in minimal time? Pick up a Witstick. If you’re trying to lift heavy things, this giant stick of heft cuts the mustard. At just 2.5 or 3 inch diameter and 2 feet long it is deceivingly heavy. I was sent one […]

3 Oct

Contest: What’s Your Five?

The Prize: A signed poster! You can frame it. You can laminate it.  You can bend it and wear it as a hat. In times of emergency you can fold it into a flotation device for a small mammal, perhaps a hamster. And most importantly, you can hang it on the wall of your kitchen, […]

2 Oct

Contest: Title Twisters

The Prize: Nut Butters. Forget peanut butter. Premier Organics makes the good stuff. Their Artisana line includes almond butter, walnut butter, pecan butter, macadamia nut butter, cashew butter, and the singularly wild coconut butter (warm it slightly and it becomes a gooey mouth-spooning indulgence). Winner will receive 10 on the go pouches (one of each […]

1 Oct

Contest: The Best and The Worst

The Prize: Vital Omegas. Fantastic fish fat. They’re good for you. You know you need them. Win this contest and you’ll get three, count it three, bottles of omega 3s. The Contest: Primal is sunshine and walks on the beach and filet mignons and lobster. But it is also toe bruises and no more donuts […]

30 Sep

Contest: Tweet for Gear

The Prize: Bike Gear. Grant Peterson, owner and operator of Rivendell Bicycle Works, is a card carrying challenger of Conventional Wisdom. While my beef is with flawed and outdated health and fitness paradigms, Grant questions modern bicycle design. In a time when bicycle sales are driven by the latest high tech materials (and by which […]

29 Sep

Contest: Foraging in a Fast Food Nation

The Prize: Sledgehammer. Because the old, withered, tractor tire just had it coming… It’s Hammer Time. From the guy who brought you the workout mace earlier this month comes another swingable, loadable, weapon tool of extreme visceral power. Fill it with shot and pound some sand. Winner will receive one SLS medium Sledgehammer, courtesy of […]

28 Sep

Contest: Meet a Farmer

The Prize: aeroSling. Elmar is a reader over in Germany who decided to start who his own fitness business. A year’s worth of German engineering later I received one of these things in the mail (for all I know, I may have been the first American to get one). Great for CrossFitters or anyone interested […]

27 Sep

Contest: Primal Iron Chef

The Prize: A Vitamix! That’s right, a $500 blender.  I’ve had one of these for over ten years now, and the things hold up. Want to make your own salsa? Almond butter? Puree some veggies? Or maybe you just like to drink your steak. The Vitamix will liquefy pretty much anything. It’s the Bugatti of […]

26 Sep

Contest: Caption This, Win Oils

The Prize: There’s a little shop in Denver that sells some of the finest olive oils on the country. EVOO Marketplace is offering a gift basket of two top shelf olive oils and two balsamic vinegars to the winner of today’s contest. If you’re an olive oil connoisseur, check out some of their more intense […]

25 Sep

Contest: What Do You Want?

The Prize: Tanka Bars. Snack food made of buffalo. That’s pretty much all that needs saying. In the pursuit of quick-fix meat-chunk eats, Tanka is offering up a handful of Tanka Bars, Tanka Bites, and Tanka Wild Sticks to the winner of today’s post. BONUS: Enter “MARKSDAILYAPPLE” when ordering from TankaBar.com for a 15% discount […]

24 Sep

The J.J. Experiment: Week 3

Three weeks ago, the J.J. Experiment began (week 2). J.J. Valdivia, a personal trainer in Miami, is guiding ten people as they take a 30-Day Leap into a healthy lifestyle. Let’s find out how they’re doing… My fellow Grok and Grokettes, It was a busy week for myself and the Leapers. Last Friday, I was […]

24 Sep

Contest: Name a Blog, Win a Bag

Stay tuned for the third installment of the J.J. Experiment. The Prize: A Sandbag. The unwieldy lump of heavy. I’ve been using one of these sandbags since I featured them a year ago. Mine has taken some real abuse and has yet to show a tear. Courtesy of Henkin Fitness, the winner of today’s contest […]

23 Sep

Contest: Use Your Brain, Win a Puzzle

Update 2: Congratulations, Brandon, for being the first person to solve all 8 levels! This contest is now over but you can still attempt to solve the puzzles for the next week. In a week the puzzle pages will be removed from MDA. I will remove the passwords from each puzzle page now so you […]

22 Sep

Contest: Where in the World is Grok?

The Prize: Toys! I write and talk a lot about nutrition and exercise, but there’s so much more that goes into health and wellness (stay tuned later today for an article on this topic). One of these is “Play.” So I’m giving away some stuff to play with… Djubis. Frisbee is fun, but occasionally you […]

21 Sep

Halfway Through the Primal Blueprint Challenge

The Prize: A Portable Pullup Bar courtesy of Trapeze Rigging. I’ve been using this thing for over a year now. It’s the bar I use in my Essential Movement videos. I used them up at PrimalCon. I’ve got one at the office that has been a stalwart tool for the Worker Bees. It’s a simple […]

20 Sep

Contest: Grocery Time

The Prize: More fresh Alaskan salmon! Courtesy of Wild Pacific Salmon, the winner of today’s contest will receive 3 lbs of wild caught Copper River Chinook salmon fillets overnighted to your door. Salmon freaks out there know what a treat this is; and for any non-salmon freaks out there, prepare to be freaked, salmon style. […]

© 2014 Mark's Daily Apple