Reversing Osteoarthritis – but First, What is It?
Osteoarthritis – the disease so awesome that 22% of American adults have been diagnosed with it, says the CDC.
Well, what the hell is osteoarthritis anyway? Simply, it’s the degradation of the cartilage in your joints. The “padding” between your bones become worn out and painful. Sounds fun, right? No, … Continue reading
What is the secret to maintaining youth and resilience? Easy. It’s movement.
If you move everyday, you will maintain and even improve your fitness. What happens when you put a limb in a cast for 3 months? That body-part gets weak – the muscles atrophy, it’s ability to feel and sense the environment is reduced, and it just feels “different.”
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Using Exercise To Increase Collagen Synthesis
Two weeks ago, I wrote a post on how to eat specifically for joint health. The guidelines mentioned in this post should help maintain strong and healthy joints for any active individual.
However, there is one other route to increased collagen synthesis and stronger joints – and it … Continue reading
This week’s You’re Doing It Wrong is brought to you by incompetent personal trainers everywhere.
Because you’re not a “personal trainer” unless you’re wearing 2-inch-thick running shoes and do all of your workouts on a stability ball. Come on guys, it’s not functional without stability ball. Thank you, Globo-Gym’s personal trainers, for giving us functional exercise.
How Gelatin Is The Best Supplemental Protein
So how do you “get your protein”? Do you eat plenty of lean meats? How about consuming the fanciest protein supplements?
Well, let me tell you about one of the best protein sources available – we can get it in powder form, but it has always been available to us. It’s gelatin powder. … Continue reading
For years, men (and women) have been getting leaner, bigger, faster, stronger, and more conditioned without being distracted by the latest “trend” in fitness. They lifted heavy stuff, ran fast, hoisted their bodyweight around, and ate well – it’s all hard work, but it creates results for these alphas.
So, how about these “trends” I make mention to? Who participates … Continue reading
Change Your Diet and Strengthen Your Joints
When all my joint-related troubles began a few years back, I was focused only on physical movement – which stretches to do, which exercises to avoid, should I wear a splint, etc.
I failed to realize that I was approaching my joint health in a narrow-minded and one-dimensional fashion. Another aspect of living … Continue reading
Stop Injuring Yourself!
Throughout the years, I’ve endured quite a number of injuries. I’ve dealt with plantar fasciitis, wrist sprains and laxity, rotator cuff impingement, and many, many more. All of this down time led to an overall decreased enjoyment in life but I found something to keep my mind occupied – tons of medical literature and discussions found online … Continue reading
Fruit Juice – Is It Healthy, And Is It Paleo?
Yummy, delicious, sweet, refreshing fruit juice. Everyone remembers growing up sucking on the straw of a juice box. I was an absolute juice fanatic. If it wasn’t sweet, I wasn’t drinking it. Looking back at it now, it’s unfortunate to realize I was consuming not real fruit juice, but some … Continue reading
My Unhealthy Experiences with Intermittent Fasting
For the past few years, I had been a huge devotee to the “paleo” or “primal” lifestyle. Although I can’t quite call myself paleo anymore, I still find quite a bit of common ground with their community.
In this time period, I’ve spent hours upon hours scouring through the blogs of famous paleo authors, … Continue reading