Lower Crossed Syndrome: 6 Steps to Fix Anterior Pelvic Tilt and Swayback Posture

Poor posture, muscle imbalance syndromes, back and knee pain, and other disorders of the musculoskeletal system affect a large number of people in our society today. Every year, we spend millions of dollars on pharmaceuticals and other symptom-based treatments in an attempt to fix our maladapted bodies. This heavy reliance on “quick fixes” is unfortunate, because […]

Upper Crossed Syndrome: 4 Steps to Correct Rounded Shoulders and Hunchback Posture

Do you have good posture? If you spend hours sitting at a desk reading and/or working on a computer every day, then the answer is probably no… Protracted, hunched shoulders, excessive anterior pelvic tilt, and other postural problems are extremely common these days. These conditions, which usually go hand-in-hand with a muscle imbalance pattern of […]

Organic Fitness: Is it Important to Set Exercise Goals?

The health benefits of adhering to an organic fitness program are multitudinous. By regularly performing heavy resistance training, high-intensity interval training, and plenty of low-moderate intensity activities, you’ll not only look better naked, but you’ll also increase your protection against a wide range of chronic diseases and enhance your brain function, energy levels, and mood, […]

How Walking in Nature Can Enhance Your Health and Happiness

Do you spend the majority of your wakeful hours sitting at a desk staring at a computer screen? If so, then you’re not alone. In the blink of an eye from an evolutionary perspective we’ve gone from living as physically active hunter-gatherers in the wild to spending our days sitting in comfortable chairs inside large […]

How to Achieve Multifaceted Fitness and Build a Strong, Healthy Body

Is the human species excelling, or are we deteriorating? This is the question many paleontologists, scientists, and people who are interested in the evolutionary basis for human health are asking. There are certainly many upsides to living in the modern, industrialized world. However, what has become increasingly clear is that many of the things we […]

How to Eat to Build Muscle

Regular strength training is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. By doing squats, push-ups, deadlifts, and other resistance exercises on a regular basis you’ll not only look better naked, but also increase your protection against chronic disease, prevent age-related muscle loss, and achieve better metabolic health. As anyone who’s been lifting weights for some […]

Is Your Low-Carb Diet Ruining Your Athletic Performance?

When I first started getting interested in Paleolithic nutrition close to a decade ago, the impression I got from reading ancestral health blogs was that many, if not most, Paleo dieters believed that a very low-carb diet was the optimal human diet. Some bloggers even went as far as to say that you could eat […]

Not Getting Results With Your Training? Chances Are You Need to Focus More on Progressive Overload

In Tuesday’s post I talked about the biggest mistake I see a lot of people make with their diet, which is basically that they’re not eating “real food”, but instead consume mostly evolutionarily novel foods and spend their money on supplements, shakes, “Paleo” bars, protein powders, cleanses, energy bars, and other food items that are […]

How I Train to Build a Healthy and Fit Body

In Wednesday’s post I talked about how my approach to diet and physical activity has changed over the years. Up until about a decade ago, I mostly did aerobic training, and in particular, a lot of running as part of participating in many different sports. I also did some occasional bodyweight exercises and other types […]

My Experiment With Intermittent Fasting and Training on an Empty Stomach

When I was just getting started with the whole health & fitness thing a long time ago, I bought into a lot of the conventional wisdom surrounding exercise and nutrition, and I, like most other people, had heard about the vital importance of eating an early breakfast. Even though I wasn’t hungry when I woke […]

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