No Magic Pill

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Simplicity

Posted by Ben on Tuesday, June 10, 2008

I’ve spent the better part of today crafting and honing an informative, meaty, relevant post extolling the benefits of simplicity in diet and exercise. I should’ve similarly examined the same attribute in my writing, so instead of the tome I’d put together (primarily because my main daily Internet addiction is out of commission today), here is very simply a handful of relevant links to stoke some discussion on when, where, and how to pare down the complexity of health and living:

—You can get a great workout anytime, anywhere, regardless of how chaotic your life may seem, period. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

—If you just happen to do any walking or running, check your stride (yes, this applies to walking, too). Chances are that you’ve succumbed to a harmful technology (there is hope to be found here and here, for starters).

—Speaking of your body’s natural strengths, especially if you happen to be a self-proclaimed gym rat, don’t let your ego fight nature; instead, let nature inflate your ego.

—Drinking “plenty” of water may not be that big of a deal after all. In fact, timed “feedings” and the glycemic index are likely overrated as well. Fish oil isn’t going to help you burn fat, but its host of other benefits make it a worthwhile supplement. Fizzy fruit is not.

—When it comes to aesthetics, some things just aren’t worth it (to me, at least).

—Here’s my personal attempt at simplifying my training, namely so I can continue it ad infinitum instead of having to take regular breaks.

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