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Let me introduce myself. My name is Mark Sisson. I’m 63 years young. I live and work in Malibu, California. 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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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! -
To enter: 
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
🎉GIVEAWAY CLOSED🎉 We want to make sure that you have the essential readings and cookbooks so we decided to host a GIVEAWAY! We will choose 10 lucky winners to receive a book bundle of ➡️ Kitchen Intuition, Paleo Cooking Bootcamp for Busy People and Primal Blueprint Healthy Sauces, Dressings and Toppings.
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Swipe ➡️ to view the books included in the bundle.
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To enter: head to our bio link, click on this image and enter in your email address to sign up for our Mark's Daily Apple newsletter.
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By entering you will receive exclusive content you can’t read anywhere else: ebooks, recipes, videos, workout ideas, special offers and more! It's a WIN-WIN. --
The winners will be chosen on March 13th and contacted via email. Good luck and #liveawesome!