Month: May 2020

Floor Sitting: Do You Spend Enough Time on the Ground?

A while back, I developed an interest in the “archetypal postures” of ground-based sitting, squatting, and kneeling. My interest persisted, and I thought a full-on post about the potential benefits and logistics of floor sitting would be fun and helpful.

I’ve found that there aren’t very many studies examining the effects of floor sitting, kneeling, and squatting on health, posture, or pain. You’ve got the “stability ball literature” (long story short: sitting on a stability ball tends to “increase the level of discomfort”), but sitting on an inflated unstable sphere is more physiologically novel than a regular chair. I’m not sure there’s much benefit and it looks pretty silly. There’s also a brief study that showed sitting in a backless chair improved levels of consciousness in patients with prolonged consciousness disturbance. For the most part, though, it’s a pretty barren landscape of research.

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How to Choose the Best Water Filter

Water, water everywhere… and so many ways to mess with it!

You’ve got your bottled water, alkaline water, structured water, deuterium-depleted water. It turns out the water can be pretty darn complicated—and contentious. People have strong opinions about what makes the healthiest, most hydrating water. I’m glad to see folks care so much about what they put in their body, but it can be overwhelming.

Today I’m starting with the basics: filtering your water, why you might want to, and how to choose the best water filter for your household. Let me know in the comments if there are other water-related topics you’d like me to cover in the future.

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No Equipment At Home Arm Workout (12-minute EMOM With Video)

When you think about upper body workouts, there’s a good chance that heavy dumbbells and cable machines come to mind. Even though it’s not entirely feasible to step into the gym for a while, it’s still realistic to come out on the other side of quarantine with stronger biceps and triceps. In fact, you can get an incredible at-home arm workout without ever picking up a dumbbell or kettlebell.

The best part is, you can do a complete at-home arm workout in just 12 minutes.

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Instant Pot Hawaiian BBQ Pork Recipe

A flavorful, home-cooked meal that takes just a few minutes of prep work? Yes, please! No matter how you serve it – on a salad, alongside your favorite slaw, with plantains, or tucked into grain-free tortillas – Instant Pot Hawaiian BBQ Pork is comfort food perfection. All you need to do is a quick chop, a quick sear, and your Instant Pot takes care of the rest. As a bonus, you can make more than you need and stash the extras in the fridge or freezer for later. No Instant Pot? No problem! You can make this dish using your stovetop and oven. Modifications are listed below. Let’s get started. For more like this, instantly download the Keto Reset Diet Recipe Sampler Instant Pot Hawaiian BBQ Pork Recipe Serves: 4-6 Time in the kitchen: 65 minutes, including 60 minutes hands-off cook time Ingredients 2.5 lbs pork butt or shoulder, cut into 4-5 chunks 1.5 tbsp. Primal Kitchen® Avocado Oil or Olive Oil 1.5 cups chopped onion 3 cloves chopped garlic 1/2 tbsp. garlic powder 1/2 tbsp. paprika 1 tsp. black pepper 1 tsp. ground ginger 1 tsp. salt 3/4 cup chicken broth 1/4 cup Primal Kitchen Hawaiian BBQ Sauce 1/4 cup coconut aminos 1 tsp. dijon mustard Toppings (optional): avocado, cheese, chopped tomatoes and onions, or chunks of pineapple. Directions Combine the paprika, salt, pepper, ginger, and garlic in a bowl. Toss the pork chunks in the spices until they are covered on all sides. Add the oil to your Instant Pot insert and press the Sauté function. Once the oil begins to heat, add the chopped onion. Sauté the onion for 2-3 minutes. Add the chopped garlic and stir until it is fragrant. Add the chunks of pork to the pot and brown for 1-2 minutes on both sides. Whisk the broth, Primal Kitchen Hawaiian BBQ Sauce, coconut aminos and mustard in a bowl and pour the sauce on top of the pork. Hit the Cancel function and then select the Manual Pressure Cook function. Set the timer for 35 minutes on high pressure and secure the valve. Once the timer is up, allow the pressure to manually release for 12 minutes, then flip the vent to quick-release to finish releasing any steam. Remove the lid and use two forks to shred the meat. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Pour the meat and sauce in a large pyrex or sheet pan and bake for about 15 minutes or until it bubbles and the sauce begins to thicken slightly. The more shallow the pan is, the more quickly the pork will crisp up. Don’t Have an Instant Pot? Simply soften the onions and garlic, sear the pieces of pork, and add the broth and other ingredients to the pot. If needed, add more broth so the broth covers at least the bottom half of the meat. Bring the liquid to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Cover and place the pot in a 325 degree oven for around … Continue reading “Instant Pot Hawaiian BBQ Pork Recipe”

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Weekly Link Love – Edition 79

Research of the Week
Latitude (or vitamin D supplementation/intake) predicts coronavirus mortality.

The fats found in old Neolithic pottery shards from Europe.

Of the thousands of CA state prisoners who tested positive for coronavirus, 96% had no symptoms. Among infected Boston homeless, 87.8% had no symptoms.

Low HDL predicts the progression from mild to severe coronavirus infection.

Why we often assume economic interactions are zero-sum.

Ancient Europeans dined on caviar.

Candy goggles.

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