Health vs. Your Comfort Zone

Among all of the ways that we can know elite levels of human health accidentally – a.k.a., without knowing why it works or ever wondering if it could ever be better – here is one of the simplest:

Promoting deeper and more useful levels of human health always demands some level of occasional physical discomfort. That is by design. If your choices for diet and physical activity always favor comfort over performance, you cannot consider yourself healthy by any authentic or ...

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Are You An Addict?

We don’t think of food as an addictive substance because the act of nourishing our bodies is necessary and constructive. But everything about some of what we call food more closely resembles an addictive substance than it does anything nourishing and constructive.

That is why it is so important that we define food – very clearly. When you do, you’ll find that the more addictive the food, the more destructive it is to your health.

I can’t tell you ...

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Other People’s Science

what-is-forensic-scienceThink for a moment about a common health notion which you know to be false. For me, one would be the health benefits of veganism. Whatever it is for you, Google that notion and find a website created by proponents of it. If the notion is widely circulated and accepted, it will no doubt be supported on a well-financed site by references to ...

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Of Motorcycles And Food

You will eventually learn that I am passionate about a few things other than health. One of them is motorcycles. Specifically, riding long distances on them. By myself. The combination of solitude, vulnerability, and adventure from this activity is something hard to duplicate and particularly intoxicating to me. Add some fine machinery into the mix and it’s a package that I can’t resist.

I have recently returned from a few days on the road traveling the northwest with some new thoughts ...

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How Do You Measure Health?

How do we know that BA is the best we can do?

measure_healthAnother way of asking that question is: How do we know that a modern environment creates a lesser state of health than the original one?

Human life is so hopelessly complicated that we will never figure it out. You know that the science we all love to trust is still making new ...

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Authentic Fitness

A simple but crucial tenet of BA is that fitness and health are the same thing, with identical definitions (found elsewhere on this site). So there is no talk about health that does not involve physical capacity. With that in mind, let’s focus on an intelligent path to exceptional levels of physical capacity.

An intelligent look at this process begins with the realization that exercise – for almost anyone who lives in modern life – must begin with what can only be ...

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An Abuse Of Modern Medicine

medical_teamAll of us make an astounding number of choices everyday that affect our health – for better or for worse. But most of us don’t see that distinction in these decisions. We assume that we are entitled to the path of least resistance, and that it is the job of the medical community to prop us up when the inevitable results ...

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What Is Health

The word “health” has never been adequately defined. We have never needed it to be defined until modern times. There are a lot of reasons for this; chiefly that in our entire history as a species we never really had to think about health or do much about it other than survive in a natural environment. In that environment, survival alone determined most if not all of the qualities of health. Reproducing that environment is not a reasonable proposition for ...

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How Much Is Too Little

Here is the text of Dave’s commentary from the CrossFit Radio show on 4/18/2009:

“I have learned many things as a CrossFit coach, among them that teaching people what they cannot do is far more powerful than teaching them what they can do. Put another way, people need to fail to grow.

There is a correlary in diet. Whether we are schooled in Zone or Paleo or some combination of the 2, we tend to fixate on our recommended units of food, ...

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Answers from Dr. Sears

I was recently sent this brief Q & A with Barry Sears. I might quibble about the pasta and grain references, but the concepts here are sound. Thought you might enjoy hearing it from someone besides me for once.

Diet Myths Debunked by Dr. Sears

Dr. Barry Sears was recently asked several “True of False” questions from a well known diet blog. His replies are below.

If you eat food after 8 p.m., it will turn to fat.

FALSE: If you eat too many ...

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