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The Peaceful Runner Newsletter #19 - April 12, 2012 - Learn to Live like a Caveman
April 12, 2012
Welcome to the April edition of The Peaceful Runner Newsletter - your free monthly resource for inspirational articles and quotes, healthy recipes and the latest news and trends in running.
In this issue:
1) Quote of the month
Quote of the Month:
"It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities."
-- JK Rowling
Learn to Live like a Caveman
When I first heard that some runners were following a diet called the Paleo Diet, my initial reaction was, "Oh no, not another fad diet!" However, as my curiosity peaked and I read more about the diet and the primal lifestyle, it started to make a lot of sense. The diet is based on the premise that our bodies have not adapted to many of the foods that we have available to us today and it is causing us many health problems. The human body has had no significant change in the last 2.5 million years, but our diet has changed drastically. Could this be the cause of many of the modern day diseases and allergies?
Living a primal lifestyle involves basically consuming a diet of lean meat, eggs, fish, non-starchy vegetables, fruits and nuts as outlined in the Paleo Diet, going barefoot or wearing minimalist shoes, and exercising in a more natural way--not just for the purpose of burning calories.
Choosing a primal lifestyle is becoming very popular these days as proponents profess the many benefits they have experienced. They say eating and living life like a cave dweller will enhance your immune system, burn stored body fat, strengthen muscles and bones, prevent disease, promote healing, reduce the effects of aging, eliminate cravings and improve your fitness performance level without a great deal of effort.
Want to learn more? Check out these links:
DC Rainmaker Interview
Ray Maker has one of the most successful blogs on the internet. He is an accomplished athlete and he does some of the best gadget reviews and "how-to" guides that you will find anywhere. He also hosts contests in which he gives away fabulous prizes.
To learn more, check out my recent interview with The DC Rainmaker.
Chi Running - New Book for Marathon Training
Chi Running, the mind and body approach to natural running, is now available in a new book for marathon and half-marathon training.
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