Finally, The TRUTH About Supplements to Help You Reach Your Health and Fitness Goals Without Wasting Your Time and Money on Bogus “Miracle” Products
Sol Orwell – co-founder of Examine.com
Several months ago, I received a private message via Facebook from Examine.com co-founder, Sol Orwell. I had been vaguely familiar with who Sol was, but I really didn’t know the guy all that well. And truth be told, I couldn’t really figure out why he contacted me in the first place. You see, this guy sends me an email out of the blue and ultimately just asks if he can promote any of my fitness articles.
Can you tell that I was a little suspicious? And on top of that, his Facebook photo – the only face to a name that I have for Sol Orwell – was a close-up headshot of him wearing sunglasses. And you just know that you can’t trust someone who is not only wearing sunglasses, but is clearly having a good time, too, right? Clearly, Sol was offering to do me a favor in search of good will, but I couldn’t help but wonder, “what’s this guy up to?”
Well, now I know. You see, Sol was just doing what some in the industry call networking because he has been working on something pretty special, and he wanted to get out there to spread the word and make sure the whole world knows about it. And for good reason, too.
You see, Sol and his team at Examine.com have been working on a massive, never-before-attempted project for the past 2.5 years to help consolidate and refine the gargantuan amount of research out there about supplements and how they correspond to health goals – and actually make it useful for the average Joe (imagine that!) by putting it into one organized guidebook. And boy, have they done it!
My friend, Tom Venuto, summed up the value of this massive undertaking when he said…
With Examine.com’s supplement reference guide, never again will you need to worry about knowing whether the claims of the billion dollar supplement industry are true or false. You’ll have the truth right at your fingertips. Use this encyclopedic resource as your go-to-guide and you’ll never have to waste time searching Google and wondering whether what you found is evidence or (biased) advertisement, you won’t have to waste your money or risk your health on personal trial and error, and you won’t even have to sort through the real research (pub med) because the guys at Examine have spent years doing it for you. Maybe the best part is that, finally the evidence-based trustworthy information we need is all in one place, and is smartly organized so you can find the answers you need in just minutes. Whether you’re a consumer or a fitness pro, this is a no-brainer must-have for your library.
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They say you can get fit while brushing your teeth. And I say they’re full of it. But you can squeeze in a little physical activity while you brush your teeth for a little extra health & fitness benefit each and every day. You do brush your teeth daily, right?
No, you probably won’t conquer any big fitness feats with a toothbrush in your mouth, but you can fit in a few “movement snacks” or fitness habits that will move you towards your goals of better health, fitness, strength, etc. Research has shown time and time again that frequent, low intensity bouts of physical activity is really – REALLY – good for us. So, any time and any way that you can fit it in is a big win.
Check out the video below for a few fitness hacks you can use while brushing your teeth.
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Rights are social principles of freedom; that is, rights are the fundamental normative rules about what is allowed of people, according to some social convention (Adapted from the Rights Wiki).
You have a right to eat whatever you want.
You have a right to live a sedentary lifestyle.
You have a right to deprive yourself of sleep.
You have a right to be stressed out all the time.
You have a right to feed an addiction.
You have a right to think negatively.
You have a right to be a pessimist.
You have a right to be lazy.
The fact of the matter is that you have a right to make the wrong decisions.
And the bottom line is that you have a right to choose health and happiness or the right to choose disease and depression. It’s your choice. And fortunately for you and me, the ONLY thing that’s stopping us from making the most of our rights is choice. And the good news is that it starts with just one choice – today.
Interestingly enough, the Wiki page also says that, “rights are not as much granted or endowed as they are fought for and claimed.” (emphasis mine)
So, get out there and claim your right to fitness, strength, health and happiness. It’s worth fighting for.
We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. – Thomas Jefferson
I hold it to be the inalienable right of anybody to go to hell in his own way. ― Robert Frost
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We have some friends visiting us this week from afar. The Tougas family, whom I’ve introduced you to before (click here for the back story), have crashed our party yet again. This is another active family. They love being outdoors in nature and participating in human-powered fun like hiking, backpacking, and running, among many other things. They are in good company, and they are good company!
Now, yesterday we celebrated Independence Day here in the USA. This is a time when we remember what our great nation is really all about – where we came from and who we are. Beneath the fireworks and amid the barbecues, we celebrate our independence and the freedom we hold dear here in the United States.
And it dawned on me this morning – the morning after Independence Day – how much we express our independence through physical activity. It’s one of the most fundamental ways we practice freedom – the freedom to move. And what struck me was how normal a physically active lifestyle is for us. It’s our normal.
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Learn How to Hold a Plank for 3 Minutes or 3 Hours From The Man Who Set The Guinness World Record In The Plank Exercise
Eleven thousand, two hundred, and thirty-three… Eleven thousand, two hundred, and thirty-four…
Apparently, this is old news since it happened a couple of months ago (and nobody told me!), but WAY back in April 2013 a new world record was set for the plank exercise (news article here – hat tip goes to Chris). Now, you may recall that I posted a brief article about George Hood performing an elbow plank for an hour and twenty minutes – securing him yet another spot in the Guinness World Record Book. Well, not to be out-done, George Hood was at it again this past April and absolutely shattered his former record. Because being the best in the world isn’t good enough.
For those who care about such abstract numbers, Hood managed to hold a plank for 3 hours, 7 minutes, and 15 seconds (Guinness World Record page here). Just as a means of comparison, I don’t think I’ve ever even taken a nap for that long (new Guinness category?).
Perhaps it’s too obvious to state, but this guy is clearly a machine. So, how does he do it? And what does it look like to prepare for a world record in the plank exercise?
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