There are many ways to clear our mind, to start the day with mental clarity and finishing it feeling we made good use of time. One of them is to meditate through sport. Modern society is putting stress on body and mind through constant interruptions, something we’ll discuss more in the coming months. After a cold month of January, which included some running but no cycling, I took the bike for the first time 2 days back. As I stopped for minute on the way by Lake Sammamish, it reminded me that cycling isn’t just a sport. It’s a meditational vehicle. Here are some things you can do to make your favorite sport a tool to meditate. [Read more…]
In most countries civilization has brought enough food that we are not a situation of caloric deficit, like our ancestors were for the most part. When they hunted an animal they had food in high quantity for a while, then until the next capture, they would have to skip the proteins. This lifestyle meant two things. We evolved from intermittent fasting: times of eating at will, times of eating much less. Also food came directly from nature. It was not processed.
Now compare to today’s common lifestyle: processed foods available and affordable to all, taken in regular basis, on a constant basis. For fitness, eating what you want can represent many things. But how many times do we tell ourselves we’ll eat a certain way and end up picking something different instead? Can we get to eat what we want? In this post we take the example of seeds and nuts. [Read more…]
Why does the annual rate of decline matter? Life is the biological ability to interact with the environment, and that ability comes from clearing a minimum bar. We can sustain a given level of gravitational force. Our lungs and blood process a maximum amount of oxygen per minute, also known as VO2Max. We reach our physical peak performance as young adults until around the mid thirties. From there, the laws of nature take us into a slow decline. If you like life, you want to retain fitness. [Read more…]