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The 2nd most important thing you need to know about Diet and Exercise

Discussion in 'Optimal Fitness' started by Barry, Jul 6, 2012.

  1. Barry

    Barry New Member

    To follow on from my "there ain't no"... something else has come to my attention recently that I think is worth sharing.

    I see a lot of questions and comments about "should I work out in the morning or evening" or "should I eat x amount of this food" or "should I run twice a week" ... etc etc

    I see a big problem with this approach. The problem is that people are forgetting what the most important decider is when it comes to making individual choices... the most important decider is YOU ! It does not matter what the theory says or what us so called "experts" know... at the end of the day, we are all different, this goes without saying.. and no one dress size fits all. There are some people who thrive on nightshade vegetables and others who are intolerant. There are some who look and feel great after eating 300g of carbs and others who gain weight. There are some who sleep like babies after having a coffee in the evening and others who suffer insomnia. My point is that despite what the science says, we still don't fully understand how the body works. Its way more clever than we realise and its far more in tune with what you need/want compared to any book, blog or forum.

    There are 2 important points I need to make here:

    1. I do think that those who listen to their own bodies in order to make decisions need to be healthy, LS, IS, fit, lean etc. If not, then you are not going to receive the right signals. Therefore, you need to follow the theoretical recommendations and modern principles (Jacks work) until you get to a state of self regulation, i.e. healthy.

    2. By listening to the body and allowing it to make the decisions for you, you are empowering the big player in this whole game - Epigenetics ! If you do what you feel is right for you and you enjoy it, then your gene's will express themselves accordingly ;-)

    "Beyond the walls of intelligence, life is defined"

  2. AKMan

    AKMan New Member

    Good advice, Barry.

    Hey, you gotta check out this crazy race we just had. It's called the Mount Marathon. You run 3.5 miles up a 4000 ft mountain and back down, winner this year did it in 44 minutes. I'd give it a try if I didn't value my knees so much.



  3. Tizawee

    Tizawee New Member

    Well said, Barry
  4. Barry

    Barry New Member

    Way too short for me Akman !

    I'm only warming up by then ;-)
  5. AKMan

    AKMan New Member

    How about this one:http://www.newsminer.com/pages/full_story/push?blog-entry-No+finishers+yet+in+Alaska+Mountain+Wilderness+Classic%20&id=19292399&instance=blogs_editors_desk

    They are predicting a finisher sometime today. Over 140 miles through mountains teeming with grizzly bears, landslides, avalanches, and swollen rivers.

    Race organizer Luc Mehl said this year’s route wasn’t going to be a picnic and it appears he was right.

    “It promises beautiful terrain but is likely to be very challenging due to thick brush, steep drainages, and unrunnable rivers,” Mehl wrote in describing the route on his web site.

    Read more: Fairbanks Daily News-Miner - entry No finishers yet in Alaska Mountain Wilderness Classic
  6. Barry

    Barry New Member

    Thats more up my alley alright.... but I've got this to deal with first !! my next challenge


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