Friday, 22 January 2016
Back in 2013 a chance encounter with a sphygmomanometer led to me discovering I was hypertensive.
Today I went to the doctors today to get checked out once again. He took my blood pressure - getting a reading of 130/80 (this reading was taken immediately after sitting down and with holding my arm in the air for the reading, all of which can elevate readings).
Wednesday, 13 January 2016
Thursday, 17 December 2015
- Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the evolution and role of Circadian Rhythms, the so-called body clock that influences an organism's daily cycle of physical, behavioural and mental changes. The rhythms are generated within organisms and also in response to external stimuli, mainly light and darkness. They are found throughout the living world, from bacteria to plants, fungi to animals and, in humans, are noticed most clearly in sleep patterns.
Wednesday, 16 December 2015
Monday, 14 December 2015
Those who have been around the paleosphere for much of the past decade will be aware of Erwan Le Corre and his MovNat program. Well, Carlos Condit is now training under Le Corre:
And if that wasn't enough, you'll no doubt be aware that Ido Portal - sometime paleo-ista and mainstay of Gymnastic Bodies for much of the last few years, is assisting Conor McGregor in his quest for world domination:
I'd love to see The Notorious on a climbing wall. No better way to develop his inner boa-constrictor! But judging by the fight with Aldo, he is happy to go with striking like a cobra. Brutal skills.
For the record, there are a few other exceptional athletes who have adopted a similar paleo-compliant approach with superlative results - both in terms of aesthetics and performance, including Andreas Thorkildsen and TheJSap. Also, let's not forget Michel Bruyninckx approach to football in Belgium,
- "We need to stop thinking football is only a matter of the
body,...Skilfulness will only grow if we better understand the mental
part of developing a player.
"Cognitive readiness, improved perception, better mastering of time and space in combination with perfect motor functioning."
Remember, paleo is a lifestyle philosophy based on the broad conditions of ancestral selection, not a brand that repackages modern life as-is. Doing the same thing under a different brand-name is doing the same thing - and will leave you in the same place.
Sunday, 15 November 2015
"Years ago, impelled in part by their oldest daughter’s constipation problems, the Sonnenburg family revamped its diet. They threw out all processed food-stuffs, and began eating plenty of veggies and whole grains. They bought a dog. Justin Sonnenburg began hand-milling his own wheat berries for bread. He took up gardening. And when he compared his archived microbes from years ago with recent ones, he discovered that his microbial diversity had increased by half. “That’s a huge difference,” he told me, “as big as the difference between Americans and Amerindians.”"