Stuff I’ve Read, Am Reading, Or Going to Read.

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Just so you know, I DID post a blog yesterday. Granted it was a little late in the day, but it happened. If there’s one thing about me you should know, is that I’m a man of my word. If I say I’m going to do something, I do it. Except, of course, if it involves taking a yoga class. Lets be honest, I’d rather clean all the bathrooms in Grand Central Station with my tongue than take a yoga class. Nonetheless, here it is, day #3 on my quest to blog every day this week, and all of you who doubted me can suck on a pink dumbbell!

1. The Whole Foods Alternative to ObamaCare– By John Mackey

As I’ve stated in the past, one of my favorite talk show radio hosts in Michele McPhee, and her Outrages of the Day. Last week, on my way home from CP, she was discussing this article (linked above) written by the CEO of Whole Foods, John Mackey. In a nutshell, he feels that people should be held accountable for their own health, which includes yes, eating better quality foods (i.e. shop at Whole Foods). Predictably, people got their panties all up in a bunch and called for a boycott of Whole Foods. Huh? So, the Scottish government can release a terrorist who’s dying from prostate cancer out of “compassion”, and we don’t bat an eye. But someone writes an opinion piece telling people to quit being a-holes and eat some healthy food, and we’re going to protest? Unreal.

2. Born to Run– Christopher McDougall

I’m actually listening to this book on cd, but it still counts as reading in my book. How is it that the Tarahumara Indians of Mexico can run what’s equivalent to twelve marathons back-to-back-to-back-to-back-to-back-to-back (I think you get the point) without blinking an eye, let alone getting a shin split, then do it again…….tomorrow; yet the average American can’t jog more than two miles without looking like one of the zombies from Thriller? Spoiler Alert: it’s in the shoes.

3. Getting Real About the High Price of Cheap Food– by Bryan Walsh

Following the leads of books such as The Omnivore’s Dilemma and Fast Food Nation, this article discusses the many advantages of sustainable farming, and how corporate America has done a remarkable job at hiding the real truth behind the food we eat. On an aside, it’s nice to see Time make up for the atrocity of an article they published a few weeks ago. I hate them a little less this morning.

4. Strong Women Strength Train– Adam Rees

I like any article that tells women to lift heavy shit. Furthermore, I like any article that includes pictures of Jennifer Stano- nice work Adam! Might as well keep a good thing going…………………..BAM!

5. Understanding Your Abs– Mike Robertson

Mike wrote this a few months ago in his newsletter (you should sign up for it by the way), and it’s hands down one of the best articles explaining the functional anatomy of the “core.” Do yourself a favor- the next time someone asks you why you don’t do crunches- tell them they’re as useless as a screen door on a submarine, and hand them this article.


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