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Archive for the ‘ Health Challenges ’ Category

30 Sep

Contest: Primal Blueprint Workout Video

The Prize: Hold your fist-pumps of glee until the end, because I’m giving away an arsenal of equipment for this one… A Mace. From StrongerGrip.com. Not sure how to use a mace? Check out the video on this page. I’m a big fan of incorporating maces into my workouts, and actually own a Stronger Grips […]

27 Sep

Contest: What Does Living Primal Look Like?

The Prize: When we spend most of our waking life sitting (or, even worse, slumping over) in a chair, we invite disaster. Sitting at a desk for 8+ hours a day is unnatural and harmful to our health, which is why I recommend standing and staying active during the workday. If you haven’t yet stood […]

22 Sep

How to Tackle the Mini-Challenges

Remember that PDF flyer from last week’s inaugural 30-day Challenge post? If you haven’t already, go ahead and download it (PDF). You may not have noticed, but right along the bottom I listed ten Primal mini-challenges to be completed. They’re technically optional, but not really (you know how I feel about the “optional” small stuff; […]

21 Sep

Contest: Share Your Wisdom

The Prize: Today’s prize is four-fold. It’s a Primal on-the-go package that meets your food, fitness, barefooting and supplement needs all in one fell swoop. First up… Praxis. What is Praxis? Technically, it’s an anchoring system for exercise bands. Non-technically, it’s a world of awesome exercises that can go wherever you go. Strap it to […]

20 Sep

Contest: Show Your Primal Dish

The Prize: You probably know we’re crazy for coconut in these parts. That’s why I’m thrilled that Tropical Traditions has donated this coconut-inspired prize package for today’s contest. The lucky winner of this contest will get all this delivered to their doorstep: 32 oz Organic Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil, 16 oz Organic Coconut Cream […]

19 Sep

Contest: Share Your Struggle

The Prize: Hunks of grass-fed meat, raw nuts and dried berries all conveniently packaged together: If your struggle during the first week of the 30-Day Challenge was finding healthy snacks or Primal meals while on-the-go, Steve’s got you covered. The lucky winner of today’s contest will receive two Steve’s Club Samplers ($32 each) and five […]

17 Sep

Contest: Share a Primal Recipe Link

The Prize: What’s better than ghee? 100% organic ghee. And where do you find 100% organic ghee? Pure Indian Foods. According to PIF, they provide the only 100% organic ghee available in the market that has been made using the milk of pastured cows grazing on rapidly growing green grass in spring and fall only, […]

15 Sep

Contest: Make a Primal Blueprint Recipe Video

The Prize: I’m giving away a huge assortment today, starting with… A Primal/paleo Cookbook Library – Just a couple years ago it was next to impossible to find a high-quality Primal/paleo/ancestral health cookbook on the market. I set out to change that and released The Primal Blueprint Cookbook in 2010 and Primal Blueprint Quick & […]

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 […]

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