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Meet Mark

Let me introduce myself. My name is Mark Sisson. I’m 64 years young. I live and work in Miami, Florida. In a past life I was a professional marathoner and triathlete. Now my life goal is to help 100 million people get healthy.

I started this blog in 2006 to empower people to take full responsibility for their own health and enjoyment of life by investigating, discussing, and critically rethinking everything we’ve assumed to be true about health and wellness.

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What Is the Primal Blueprint?

What Is the Primal Blueprint?

The Primal Blueprint is a set of simple instructions (the blueprint) that allows you to control how your genes express themselves in order to build a strong, lean, healthy body with as little pain, suffering, and sacrifice as possible. The Primal Blueprint is also the first in a series of bestselling books I have written that all center around ancestral health principles.

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The Keto Reset Diet

The Keto Reset Diet

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The Primal Kitchen Cookbook

The Primal Kitchen Cookbook

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The New Primal Blueprint

The New Primal Blueprint

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Success Stories

Be inspired by life-changing success stories of Primal enthusiasts who have lost 100+ pounds, reversed diabetes, and refined their diet and exercise programs to attain goals they thought were impossible. Check back every Friday for a new Primal Blueprint Real Life Story…maybe even share your own!

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I Feel Strong and Powerful In My Own Body

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Keto Was a New Way Of Life

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Falling Off the Mountain and Climbing Back Up

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Make every bite a taste sensation with PRIMAL KITCHEN® condiments and bars. All PRIMAL KITCHEN ingredients are selected according to the strictest standards of taste, healthfulness, and phytonutrient potency.

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The Primal Blueprint Podcast

The Primal Blueprint Podcast

Join me, Mark Sisson, and other expert guests from the ancestral health community for lively discussions on how to be healthy, strong, fit, happy, and productive in the modern world. Tune in to stay at the cutting edge of Primal living!

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If you find a particular set of habits helps you get ready for the day, why wouldn’t you simply do them every single day—like clockwork? Life already throws innumerable slings and arrows at you, things you can’t foresee or prepare for. A little stability in the morning goes a long way toward staying balanced the rest of the day. For me, I wake up at or shortly after 6, without an alarm (perks of being my own boss). Since I get to bed by 9:30 with a book and fall asleep by 10, that’s a cool 8 hours. I shower and head to the kitchen where I make my coffee. Always French press, usually dark roast, with a splash of heavy cream and teaspoon of sugar. I grab the paper and my pen and sit down to do the NY Times crossword, some sudoku, and some kenkens (another type of math puzzle). I try to get all these done in 25 minutes. It’s my way of giving my brain something to do, keeping it limber and loose. It's also a great way to direct my mind with something focused and light—better than the news most days—to clear out the cobwebs without unnecessary stress. #liveawesome
I don’t like sit-ups, crunches, or most of their derivatives as 'core workouts.' The core doesn't exist to shorten and bend over and over again: it’s there to resist force. We need strong cores in order to maintain a stable torso while putting in work—whether it’s lifting heavy things or transferring power from our hips while throwing a punch or a ball. Having a strong, stable core with the capacity to resist the influence of outside forces is far more important than having the capacity to perform a million sit-ups. -
The plank, in my experience, is a perfect means to develop core strength. You're generating strong contractions in a neutral position—which means better posture and less strain on the spine. You're also working the full array of muscles in and around the core rather than a few in isolation. You're a single, cohesive unbroken body—a straight, strong and solid line from head to foot. It doesn't get any better than this Primal Essential Movement. #liveawesome
Spring is coming (I promise). With that revelation, I have a modest proposal: make an "active bucket list." A bucket list of what you want to *physically* accomplish this year at least, but even better for the next 5 years, even 10—if you want a challenge. Our culture encourages us to think about material possessions, social accolades, and professional achievements. There's nothing wrong with these—but what about the body? What do we want to try, to relish, to endeavor with our physical capabilities? There's something true and timeless, something profoundly human in deciding you're going to live your fullest physical life. An active bucket list obliges you to decide what this means for you. It's a unique invitation to truly embrace your one life—and to live it awesome.
Giveaway Time! 🎊 We teamed up with @birchbenders for a delicious #keto-friendly giveaway. Enter to win $100 in Primal Kitchen products and a month's worth of Birch Benders pancake and waffle mixes! -
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1️⃣ Follow both brands @marksdailyapple & @birchbenders
2️⃣ Comment below with your favorite keto recipe
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We will choose two winners and they will be contacted via Instagram DM. The giveaway will close March 21st and is open to US only. Good luck friends! #liveawesome #eatlikeyourlifedependsonit #birchbenders
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Recipe details ➡️ Put crispy bacon, cheddar cheese, and a scrambled egg in between the Birch Benders waffles and top with Primal Kitchen's spicy Chipotle Mayo!
Low-Carb & Keto Chayote “Apple” Crisp! Chayote squash is having its day in the sun as of late, but it’s been used for centuries in Latin American cooking and baking. The chayote squash (also known as mirliton squash) is a mild-tasting, relatively low carb, and versatile fruit with a good dose of vitamin C. Because of its hardness, you’ll definitely want to eat it cooked, but the end result will be worth it: a tender but slightly crisp fruit that bears a resemblance to pear or jicama and that takes on the particular flavors of any recipe—sweet or savory. -
Head to bio link for recipe. #liveawesome
High knees: done at a moderate pace, it's one of the ways I warm up for a good sprint workout. Done fast, however, and you've got a cornerstone move that targets your core, buttocks, upper thighs and calves. Run in place, bringing your knees to hip height (or just beyond if you're able) and pump your arms while staying on the balls of your feet. A few years ago a team of researchers were digging into the "minimum effective dose" for overall physical fitness and came up with a 7-minute daily workout, a high intensity circuit using only body weight. You bet high knees was one of the twelve exercises on there. Do a few sets: move for 30 seconds and rest for 10—or check out the full 7-minute workout on our post, '5 Ways To Get the Most Bang For Your Workout Buck. (Link in bio)
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What's your favorite way to warm up for a workout? #liveawesome