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Category Archives: Fitness

New York Times front page normalizes what makes people fat

posted by Joshua on January 19, 2017 in Fitness, Nature

The New York Times wrote Saturday on the front page: Food stamps are supposed to help improve nutrition for the poor, but a study shows that, just like everyone else, food stamp users buy soda and junk food. Just like everyone else?!? Bull-f-ing-shit! “Everyone else” does not buy soda and junk food. I have never[…] Keep reading →

A burpee app?

posted by Joshua on January 7, 2017 in Exercises, Fitness, Habits, Inc.com, SIDCHAs, Tips

My 2,192 Days of Burpees post and Inc. article got a lot of responses, including questions how to start from people who felt inspired by this free, zero-equipment, zero-cost, low-risk, healthy, and so on practice. One reader asked if I could recommend an app. I wrote back Glad to hear from you and that you’re[…] Keep reading →

Redefining possibility: This 85-year-old marathoner runs faster than you

posted by Joshua on December 29, 2016 in Fitness, Models

I remember people telling me as a kid that it was inevitable to get fat when you turned 30 or 40. When you’re young, you believe grown-ups. Sadly, you don’t know that they’re just telling you beliefs they’ve told themselves to excuse their mediocrity or having chosen ice cream and cookies in their two options[…] Keep reading →

2,192 Days of Burpees

posted by Joshua on December 21, 2016 in Fitness, Habits, Inc.com, SIDCHAs

My Inc. article today, “2,192 Days of Burpees,” begins 2,192 Days of Burpees I’ve done burpees every day for the past 6 years, about 85,000 so far. I’m just getting started. In April 2011, the New York Times Magazine published an article asking fitness experts, “What’s the Single Best Exercise?” In it, Martin Gibala, the[…] Keep reading →

The Better Human Podcast: hear me speak on sidchas

posted by Joshua on December 12, 2016 in Audio, Fitness, Habits, SIDCHAs

In September I spoke with David Rachford, host of The Better Human podcast, about sidchas. About the podcast: The Better Human Show is for people like you, who are looking for a positive voice in their day. Inspired by Rich Roll, Joe Rogan, Lewis Howes and Shawn Stevenson, and Tony Robbins, each episode offers inspiration[…] Keep reading →

The bounty of more value from less crap

posted by Joshua on December 6, 2016 in Awareness, Choosing/Decision-Making, Fitness, Freedom, Habits

I’m scheduling being on a podcast (with Steven Shalowitz of the fascinating The One Way Ticket Show) and Steven and I got to talking about food, flying, and trying new things instead of unthinkingly doing what everyone else does. Or not experimenting at all. Since I figure you’re here to improve your life, I couldn’t[…] Keep reading →

Want less tension? Create some tension.

posted by Joshua on November 18, 2016 in Fitness

Stretching tells you what muscles are tight. If you don’t stretch, you don’t know where your tension is. Then you can’t relax as well. The same goes for mental or emotional tension, in my experience. If you don’t challenge yourself, you can’t relax as well either. I think someone who lounges around all the time[…] Keep reading →