Resources

You won’t find any new info on this blog regard­ing the lifestyle theme, since all the nec­es­sary knowl­edge has been widely shared through books and the blo­gos­phere. Here are some resources to get you started if you’re inter­ested:

Nutrition

In terms of lifestyle, a proper nutri­tion has the biggest impact. Unfor­tu­nately, the food and pharma indus­try also makes it the most tricky domain to navigate.

Online
  • Mark Sisson’s blog really essen­tial read­ing, but lots of mate­r­ial to digest, start here Don’t be put off by the tone of some posts and the whole “Grok” thing: I don’t dig it either but all the info from Mark is solid.
  • Kurt Har­ris web­site essen­tial as well, see this as intro
  • Art de Vany’s blog: I’m par­tial on this one. I jumped on the “paleo”bandwagon back a few years ago now, after read­ing Art de Vany’s (at that time free) writ­ings, in turn com­ing to his web­site after read­ing Fooled by Ran­dom­ness by Nas­sim Taleb (who is a friend of Art). I would not advise pay­ing for the blog, but instead get­ting Art’s book. His tone and approach are cer­tainly more adapted for some­one like me.
  • The Weston Price foun­da­tion: a bit too sec­tar­ian for my taste, but good info on many subjects
Books
  • The New Evo­lu­tion Diet: great book sum­ma­riz­ing both nutri­tion and fit­ness approach by Art de Vany.
  • Nour­ish­ing Tra­di­tions: solid book with a nice intro review­ing some nutri­tion prin­ci­ples and many recipes. I’m not eat­ing grains, and many recipes may seem com­plex at first, but even for just the info before the recipes them­selves, this is a good buy.
  • The Pri­mal Blue­print: don’t be put off by the title either (“repro­gram your genes” is too marketing-yyy and doesn’t mean chang­ing them of course, but stim­u­lat­ing the expres­sion of some). Good intro if you want it in a book, or sim­ply read Mark’s website.


Fitness

In terms of impact, after nutri­tion, comes exercise.

Online
  • Mark Sisson’s “Pri­mal Blue­print Fit­ness”: this short ebook lays nicely the essen­tial prin­ci­ples to fol­low while exer­cis­ing, is adapted to both begin­ners and ath­letes (to a point), and is bodyweight-only, so great for those trav­el­ing all the time and exer­cis­ing in their hotel rooms. It’s free, just need to sub­scribe to his newslet­ter, which is inter­est­ing (and you can unsub­scribe any­way of you want).
  • Cross­fit: it may be extreme for some, and you have to research and eval­u­ate your local affil­i­ates, because there is lit­tle qual­ity guar­an­tee sim­ply because they are cross­fit affil­i­ates. I don’t dig the group class con­cept that much, and luck­ily for me, that’s not the way it works at Cross­fit Ignite in Syd­ney. Some of the tone used on the site is a bit too sec­tar­ian for me, but don’t be put off by that: find an affil­i­ate which works for you, this is a solid frame­work (but for­get about their “Zone” diet).
  • Kelly Starret’s Mobil­ity wod: a daily mobil­ity work­out. Many gems, but too intense if you’re lim­it­ing your time ded­i­cated to workouts.
Books
  • Never Gym­less: fan­tas­tic book by Ross Ena­m­ait on a wide range of exer­cises with­out equip­ment. Mucho needed while on the road for biz.

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