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25 Jan

Weekend Link Love

weekend link loveRegular readers know how highly I esteem omega 3 fatty acids. But if you’re new on the Primal playing field or you want to learn the nitty-gritty, I’d suggest reading Best Life’s in-depth look at Omega 3’s.

For those in need of a new scale and a new toilet seat, now you can hit two birds with one stone. Read about the commode that weighs you at Switched.

I’d like to apologize to everyone who has been following the Primal Blueprint. Apparently I’ve been entirely wrong, and the only true way to be healthy is to just eat cookies. There’s even a new store that caters to all your cookie diet needs. And just in case you were wondering, yes, it’s located in Hollywood. (Thanks for the link, Mark.)

For the mommas out there, Every Gym’s Nightmare answers questions about getting in shape after baby.

Will writing with your opposite hand strengthen your brain? According to the Brain Games Blog it will. Read up on neurobics.

Got Milk? Milk does a body good? Nope. Now it’s “Milk costs a quarter a cup!” The Consumerist has a great story about companies developing new cheap food campaigns for the economic crisis.

Forget the Bowflex. Forget weight machines. Heck, forget free weights. Try lifting people. The UK Telegraph covers a London gym where curling little people is all the rage. (Thanks, Brad.)

And finally, here’s a look at how much food you waste per month. Unless, of course, you’re living Primal.

You want comments? We got comments:

Imagine you’re George Clooney. Take a moment to admire your grooming and wit. Okay, now imagine someone walks up to you and asks, “What’s your name?” You say, “I’m George Clooney.” Or maybe you say, “I’m the Clooninator!” You don’t say “I’m George of George Clooney Sells Movies Blog” and you certainly don’t say, “I’m Clooney Weight Loss Plan”. So while spam is technically meat, it ain’t anywhere near Primal. Please nickname yourself something your friends would call you.

  1. Great links (as usual). I loved the lifting people video!

    As for writing with your opposite hand to strengthen your brain, when I do crossword puzzles and get stuck on a word I switch the pen to my other hand and more often than not the answer will come to me (but not immediately). I read a few years ago that it was a good way to engage the opposite side of your brain (right hand, left side of brain, left hand, right side of brain).

    As for the toilet seat that weighs you, I guess it is just another indication of our obsession with scale weight, vs. what is causing us to be weigh more in the first place. I doubt your body fat percentage changes any from before and after you’ve done your business.

    Dave wrote on January 25th, 2009
  2. What a great site you have here Mark! Tons of great and valuable health info. I will definitely be coming back soon to learn, absorb and apply.

    And many thanks for the link love too ;-)

    GaryD wrote on January 25th, 2009
  3. I knew there was a reason I baked cookies this weekend (The potluck after church doesn’t count – the girls worth impressing weren’t able to make it).

    Now I just have to figure out how to get rid of the cookies I have left. I wouldn’t mind eating them, but I need to recover from all the carbs I ate yesterday. Grok might get a high carb day once in a while so I figure I’m safe with one day, but I need to eat primal for a few days to recover.

    Henry Miller wrote on January 26th, 2009

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