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From Mark Sisson – 15 Reasons to Sprint January 22, 2014

Posted by jeffrooney in Athletic training, Fitness, Posture, Weight Loss Research.
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From Mark Sisson – 15 Reasons to Sprint

I am in agreement with Mark. Good thing about him is he always backs up his arguments with pretty good data. This is really a simple way to add a whole lot to your fitness and well being without lots of time commitment – it is the regularity that counts.

By the way, he doesn’t mention it but I will. If your body is properly aligned there is even more bang for the buck. Every step becomes part of your therapy when your joints are stacked properly. If for example, a knee or hip position is out, sprints may be objectively “good for you” but won’t feel that great, especially afterward. So with that caveat check out Marks post for more reasons why sprinting and interval training in general is a good practice. If you are wondering about your own alignment see my earlier post about how to evaluate your own alignment. Let me know what you find.

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News About “Death by Food Pyramid – Marks Daily Apple December 11, 2013

Posted by jeffrooney in Dieting, Food Industry, Nutrition, Weight Loss Research.
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News About “Death by Food Pyramid – Marks Daily Apple

I generally respect the blog Mark’s Daily Apple by Mark Sisson and today he is announcing the publication of Denise Minger’s new book “Death by Food Pyramid”. It is on my list to read! Take a look and see if it will make your list.

Chris Martenson’s Interview with Mark Sisson, author of “Primal Blueprint” February 14, 2013

Posted by jeffrooney in Alternative health, Athletic training, Brain Health/Body Health, Dieting, Fitness, Food Industry, Movement, Nutrition, The Human Body, Weight Loss, Weight Loss Research.
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Finally listened to Chris Martenson’s recent podcast interview with Mark Sisson of Marks Daily Apple and Primal Blueprint  fame. Very much worth your 30 minutes. He has done his homework on the subject of connecting the dots between our human genetic heritage and how we are meant to eat and move. Check it out here.

Further analysis on interplay between diet and exercise November 8, 2009

Posted by jeffrooney in Dieting, Exercise, Weight Loss, Weight Loss Research.
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I just read an article in the 11-08-09 NY Times magazine about the interplay between exercise and diet with regard to weight loss efforts. The article features some newer thinking on levels of intensity of exercise effort and specifically the burning of fat for fuel vs. carbohydrate. It is a counter intuitive relationship such that relatively lower intensity effort “burns” fat while higher intensity effort “burns” carbohydrate. This much is not really new info but the item in the article that is new regards the idea of “after burn” effect. It has often been touted, including by yours truly, that walking, for example two strategic times a day (separated by 8-12 hours), would effectively keep the metabolism on overdrive for the full day. Hence there would be an after burn effect. Turns out that this appears not to be the case with this newer research.

So the essence of the research in the article then focuses on the need to find dietary and exercise balance in specific efforts for weight loss. Give the article a read and see what you think.

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