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26 Apr

Weekend Link Love – Edition 47

Bare feet are back in action! I’ve been proselytizing bare feet for years, but now the benefits of going shoeless are finally hitting mainstream media. It that’s not enough here’s a video showing side-by-side comparisons of Grok-style and Nike style. And it’s not just about barefoot running – barefoot hiking counts too!

After Wednesday’s spinach bread post, many readers chimed in with their own favorite grainless bread recipes. Here are a few:

Pay Now Live Later released a second installment to the “Paleo/Primal in a Nutshell” series. This video sums up the practicality of Primal exercise; great stuff to forward to your skeptical friends.

Did Grok make smoothies? New Scientist reports that he may have. Termite smoothies to be precise.

Via CNN Health, being thin is good for the environment.

And finally… Exercise? Nah. Eating healthy? Nah. Forget those, and just wear heated rubber underpants.

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. There has been a steady move toward barefoot & near-barefoot running for quite some time. I own a pair of running sandals and have several friends that own Nike shoes designed to provide protection without ‘support’, thereby emulating barefoot running. I haven’t gone there yet though.

    Greg at Live Fit wrote on April 26th, 2009
  2. More barefoot related questions. I am using Nike Frees for my weekly sprint sessions at a local track and like the step down from regular running shoes. I would like to try some Vibrams when I replace the Frees. I might even use them for weekly hikes on rocky trails. How have Vibrams held up for all of you and under what conditions are you using them?


    Rodnay wrote on April 26th, 2009
  3. Being thin is good for the environment, so of course CNN advises that you exercise more – which will make you hungrier, not thinner. Sigh. If only more people took Gary Taubes seriously.

    Icarus wrote on April 26th, 2009
  4. Re: barefootness

    So does this mean that we should be wearing flat shoes (like sandals and flip flops) to be as close to barefoot as possible? What about people with high arches that feel they need the arch support (i.e. me)?

    Ive had my eye on the Vibrams for a long time now… sigh. When do they go on sale? 😉

    Tara wrote on April 26th, 2009
  5. This site actually convinced me to experiment how to live life primal without necessarily going caveman, and one of the things I have noticed is how much easier treadmill-HIIT is sans the shoes. Now, if only my coach could let me play a badminton match without shoes (or at least Vibrams).

    Kat wrote on April 26th, 2009
  6. Mt Whitney barefooted?! Wow, that’s quite a feat (feet?).

    On Saturday I did my first barefooted hike up Mt Wrightson south of Tucson. I was pretty impressed with myself until I saw that video.

    jacobus wrote on April 27th, 2009
  7. Great blog and thanks for the link to mine. So happy I found you, you are a wealth of information!

    Elana wrote on April 30th, 2009

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