Exercise is right at the top of the list, along with diet and sleep, when it comes to lifestyle behaviors that can transform your health. It can lower your blood pressure, improve fasting glucose levels, improve sleep, lower stress … the list goes on and on. But what kind of exercise should you be doing to get those benefits? The fitness industry is full of myths, and much of the advice out there is just plain bad. Today, I talk with fitness expert Sal Di Stefano about strength training—why it is critical to include it in your fitness plan and how you can get started safely.
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We’ve all heard that walking 10,000 steps per day is good for our health. But is that number appropriate for everyone? In this article we will look at some of the health outcomes associated with achieving 10,000 steps, if fitness trackers and pedometers are worth it, and how to get in more steps per day.
We’ve talked a lot on my blog about the relationship between genes and the exposome, but one thing we haven’t discussed is how they relate to aging. Today, I’ll talk to Dr. Sara Gottfried about her new book, Younger, and how specific genes or environmental factors can affect how fast your body ages. In particular, we’ll talk about how inflammation, stress, and sleep play critical roles in the aging process.
For those of you who have not attended Paleo f(x) before or are new to the idea of eating and living according to an “evolutionary template,” here are five reasons you should join me in Austin this year for the world’s premiere wellness event covering health, nutrition, fitness, sustainability, and everything in between.
I recently took my daughter Sylvie on a ski trip to Utah. I was looking forward to some father-daughter time (my wife was on a meditation retreat), introducing Sylvie to skiing, and doing some snowboarding myself. However, things didn’t go quite as planned. I had a bad fall on the slopes and ended up with a broken rib. Read on to learn the steps I took to recover from my injuries as fast as possible.
One of the questions I get asked most frequently is how can someone become a functional medicine practitioner. It’s an important question because I truly believe that functional medicine is the future of healthcare. The good news is there is an incredibly wide range of roles and backgrounds that lend themselves to a career in functional medicine. Whether you come from a background of a doctor, nurse, chiropractor, or dietician, there are real opportunities for you to make a significant impact on the health of your community.