Effects of Meat Consumption

cattle_at_pasture_usda_large[1]In past blogs I have wrote about eating meat.  More specifically I outlined the importance, in regards to your health, as to where you are getting your meat from.  Knowing the source of your meat (organic, grass-fed, pastured, etc.) also happens to benefit more than your personal health.  The over consumption of commercial or CAFO (concentrated animal feeding operation) meat is also detrimental to the environment. Continue reading

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Stretching, Recovery & Mobility Work

When we think of training or working out we usually associate that with high intensity movements in the gym.  However your workout routine should include some mobility work.  This is just as important if not more important that your high intensity training.  Mobility work can include various techniques used to allow and/or get certain joints in your body to move properly.  Mobility work can be more important than your workout because if you cant move properly you are; limiting yourself, more prone to injury and compensating for the lack of mobility by using other muscles.  For every 60 minutes you spend training, you should set aside 15 minutes for mobility work.  As I stated before there are a lot of techniques we can use to mobilize various parts of our body, one of which you may be familiar with is foam rolling.  For a more complete list of techniques I would recommend checking out the book “Becoming a Supple Leopard” by Dr. Kelly Starett.  This book is the complete head to toe manual on the subject.  However if you don’t want to shell out 30 bucks for the book or the library doesn’t have a copy for you to check out that’s ok, because I got you covered on the basics. Continue reading

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“Effortless Healing”

51lz-QP3JvL__SY344_BO1,204,203,200_I enjoy to read well because knowledge is power.  Right now I am on a big reading bender since I am recovering from surgery and am limited to physical activity (injury is an opportunity).  I just finished a book written by the founder of the number one visited natural health website in the world, Dr. Joseph Mercola of Mercola.com.   “Effortless Healing” is a easy to follow guideline for the average American to restructure their health and get on the easy track to being well.  I highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in taking the right steps to bettering their health but has no idea where to begin.  Skip the medications, skip the “Diet” plans, skip the hardcore workouts.  Taking control of your well being will be a walk in the park if you follow even a few of the strategies listed in the book.

Below are a few point taken from Dr. Mercolas’ Effortless Healing.  I hope they peak your interested and get you inspired to continue to do more.

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