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:
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.
- 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
- 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.
In terms of impact, after nutrition, comes exercise.
- 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.
- Never Gymless: fantastic book by Ross Enamait on a wide range of exercises without equipment. Mucho needed while on the road for biz.