Workouts are work. There’s no way around that. Whenever you move matter through space and time, whether you’re displacing your own body weight or a barbell or a kettle bell, you’re doing work. It’s just physics. But there’s another meaning of “work”: an unpleasant but necessary activity that helps you achieve a desired outcome. Far too many of our workouts end up embodying this second definition. They’re chores, strains. That’s why so many people—all of whom know they should be exercising on a regular basis—remain sedentary, unfit, weak individuals. Physical activity is no longer required to survive. We don’t “have” to do it anymore. If it feels like a miserable experience, why would we?
Whether you’re looking for a coffee substitute or a Primal treat, this Matcha Latte offers plenty of flavor and goodness. Primal Kitchen® Collagen supports healthy connective tissue as well as skin, hair and nails, while matcha offers antioxidant power. The result? A warm treat that brightens your morning and boosts your anti-aging arsenal.
Coffee may have just met its competition….
On June 23rd, the world changes. Every RV, Subaru Outback, and pickup truck in every neighborhood across the country disappears from city limits. Expect the swoosh of fiberglass poles sliding through tent fabric to resound across the land and millions of campfires to produce enough smoke to block out the sun. Molted marshmallow flows will destroy hundreds of homes, and millions of fathers sitting on Doug fir rounds by the fire will tell so many ghost stories that they summon actual phantoms from the spirit world. The nation’s circadian rhythms will get a hard reset back to the superior factory settings, thanks to avoidance of artificial light after dark. Or so we could hope….
For today’s edition of Dear Mark, I’m answering several questions drawn from the comment board of last week’s post on fasting vs carb restriction. First, how do I square my recommendations with the successful reports of potato dieters losing weight on a high-carb tuber diet? Second, is Leangains optimal for mass gain? Third, how do I use extra virgin olive oil, butter, and ghee? Fourth, could exogenous ketones help a man with dementia, MS, and seizures? Fifth, how should a woman with stalled weight loss integrate fasting?
Research of the Week
Bigger waists, lower vitamin D.
People with severe mental illnesses are more likely than the general population to have diabetes or pre-diabetes.
Broccoli sprouts improve symptoms in kids with autism.
Gene-editing with CRISPR might cause cancer.
It’s grill season, and we’ve got an uber-flavorful update on a true summer classic— Primal Kitchen® Garlic Aioli Mayo Burgers! Grab some grass-fed beef chuck, and pull together your favorite toppings and parsnips fries for an unbeatable primal burger packed with all-American flavor.
Mix and match your favorite toppings, and dig into juicy burgers infused with our mouthwatering Garlic Aioli Mayo. Dairy-free, gluten-free and undeniably delicious, it’s an easy win for your backyard parties or “nights in” this summer.
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