When Health Is Who You Are

It is important for me to draw a clear line of distinction between what most know of as health, and what I’m describing in this material. Even though I still refer to it as health (I’m constantly on the hunt for a new word to attach to it), it is a completely different animal from the health that most of us are taught.

What you know of as health is likely a goal that must be struggled for, battled out, a ...

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Private Notes Now Online

I wanted to alert you all to a new page on the website. It was posted prematurely, but intentionally so. As it is, these are merely some bullet points that I knocked out recently because it was on my mind. I have not yet fully explained the items here so as to be ultimately useful, but I believe it should be posted anyway until I do. I’ll answer any question that this brings up, ...

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The Inescapable Truth

If I had to bottom-line all of this for you, here it is:

In the end of our search for health as evidenced by a maximum experience of life, we discover that this isn’t about our lifestyle or other choices, it is about the environment. Without a natural environment we can do well, but relative to ‘gold-standard’ values we’re doomed to ill health, disease, and, ultimately, extinction. We will also have no standard upon which to assess our current state. With ...

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What Makes Me Crazy

What makes me crazy? A lot of things, actually. One of them is so-called experts who speak in advertising slogans instead of accurate language. Specific to my field, using the word “healthy” when they don’t know what it means (but are happy to play on your desires to feel better), and when they can provide no standard by which to measure.

The fitness industry gets around this inconvenient problem by letting you decide what the standard is. In other words, ...

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Overweight People Are Lucky

(Please also read previous post, “The Cure For Obesity“. Contains some of the same material.)

It is one of the most common phrases in the English language in reference to someone who has a chronic body fat issue: “he/she really struggles with their weight.”

Here’s the irony: no one “struggles” with their weight. In fact, we accumulate body fat precisely because—on a regular basis—we have chosen to not ...

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Ego-Driven Goals

Quote-Square2Got a fitness goal? Most people do.

I’ve written much on the concept of fitness; how it is a man-made realm in which people have created artificial goals and perform artificial work for the sake of cosmetic and other ego-driven outcomes. The biggest mistake in all of this, including the setting of fitness goals, is that you think that health comes along as a part of the deal. It does not.

The ...

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What Your Gym Is Really About

run_outsideNow that I am no longer a gym owner, it feels like a good time to let you in on a little secret of the fitness world. It has to do with where you get your activity.

In the midst of all the debate, most of us innately know that Principled Health requires some challenging physical activity. The environment you choose for that ...

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Kids & Sports

Most modern day parents are happy whenever their kid gets off of the couch and moves his body. They’re thrilled if he goes outside and runs around a little. And they’re ecstatic if he / she pursues an organized sport. For most, having a child that is disciplined enough to pursue a competitive sport is viewed as having reached the holy grail of raising a healthy child. If this describes you as a parent, you have just made one of ...
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The 4 Absolutes Of Youthfulness

absolutesIn seeking the cause of a diminished quality-of-life (i.e., weight gain, loss of vitality, minor but chronic illness & injury, etc.), age is never the #1 issue; it’s how and where you’ve been spending your time. The great news about that is—unlike age—it’s correctable. If the #1 cause of your diminished quality of life is correctable, all that’s left is for ...

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A Spoiled Culture

Beware: human nature is such that today’s “likes” will inevitably become tomorrow’s “needs”.

Wnat-Need GlassWhen I consult people on proper nutrition and let them know that some things they are consuming are less than ideal, they will often protest with the words, “but I like that”. This statement is intended to elicit sympathy from me and, ultimately, convince me to relent and allow them ...

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