I'm a psychotherapist which is a super sedentary job. It almost made me want to reconsider professions. Actually I used to be a paramedic and it was very sedentary. You sit ALL DAY in the ambulance while waiting for calls. I'm now using a standing... (more)
Hello, I know there are other questions about keeping weight on or gaining weight for skinny paleo folks. Mine is a bit more complex. My husband is 26 and suffering from a movement disorder called dystonia, and the doctors can't figure out... (more)
I found this New York Times article to be interesting. The article, Debunking the Hunter-Gatherer Workout, has this to say about the "Hadza people of Tanzania, one of the few remaining populations of traditional hunter-gatherers": The Hadza live... (more)
Is this certification worth it? www.functionalmovement.com MovNat actually recommends it as a prerequisite for their certification.
I've been doing Paleo for about 2 months and it's completely changed my life for the better. I find it easy to do and I will continue doing it. However, I have one gripe with it: my belly always feels full and heavy and I can't ever suck it in. ... (more)
What: The Paleo Summit (see also this post) Who: Paul Chek ??? Founder, C.H.E.K. Institute Topic: Living Primal: Instinct Before Intellect. With so much research and history supporting Paleo principles, why do people have such a hard time living... (more)
I don't like idle time. I don't do chit-chat or read the news, watch the TV or wait for the buss. I stopped driving because I can't do anything while on the road. But still, there are lots of such moments I would like to remove from my life... (more)
So, I have a desk job and I've become conscious of how easy it is to sit all day unless I make a conscious effort to get up and move. What are your tricks during the workday to incorporate more movement?
I am currently tinkering with the idea of starting a grassroots paleo movement as a non-profit. The difficulty would be funding--most of our ideas about saturated fat and carbohydrates are so against CW that it's unlikely that one'd receive... (more)
I am interested! I have extensive event planning experience. I live in Boston but my broter lives in Alexandria and I visit quite a bit. Email me! Bethanyglaser@gmail.com
I just moved and need to buy some exercise machine, to complement my outdoor activities, especially in the harsh winter days. In the past I have used Treadmills, elliptical machines, exercise bikes, and rowing machines, and another possible... (more)
Personally, I think the rower is the best all around machine. It doesn't matter how good of shape I'm in, it always kicks my ass and I can never catch my breath on it.
I've just bought Esther Gokhale's book on improving posture, and it seems to make a lot of sense. It appears similar to the Alexander Technique but very much based on observation of 'natural' people, which I feel is a sound paleo approach. So has... (more)
If your job was to spread the Paleo Diet to the world, how would you do it? Where would you start? A "tell at least one person about the Paleo Diet" Day? That's the best I could come up with at 3am.
I was just thinking about how carrying something heavy in front of you with your arms flexed at 90 degrees probably would have been a common functional movement in the paleolithic days. Doesn't a standing barbell curl directly mimic that best? ... (more)
I just came from an appointment with a physical therapist, who pretty much confirmed what I already knew anecdotally: for the past 4 months, and for probably another 4 more, my shoulder has been and will be totally messed up. I won't go into the... (more)
Ive been wondering about this for quite a long time, but always didnt know how to really describe this dilemma im feeling, and, well , dont know completely how to now, but ill give it a try, hope youll all underatand my question: Its like... (more)
Foods. Supplements. Exercise Programs. Medical Treatments. What would you do, or what do you do, to have ultra strong joints? And I mean ultra strong - like, Wolverine-healing superpowers. List each and every thing you'd consume/do/etc. I'm... (more)
I've been doing Paleo for a little over a month now I guess, I'm not too good with tracking time, but in that period I've noticed a lot of changes. What is the SINGLE best change you've noticed? I'll go first: Best bowel movements ever! I always... (more)
My wife felt a loose movements in jaw accompanied with a little pain since a few months ago. She saw physicians and orthodontists and all the x-ray images show nothing. At the morning she is almost fine but hour by hour gets worse. Some times she... (more)
Are there any FREE training groups for parkour or MovNat in NYC? Anyone interested in creating one? I have no experience (aside from youtube vids) in either, but am interested in learning.
I'm just curious if anyone on this forum has tried Systema (Russian Martial Art). There are a lot of overlaps with paleo/primal lifestyle, including: -advocation of cold water bathing, fasting, necessity of relaxation, fostering natural relaxed... (more)
I haven't had a bowel movement since Friday morning. What do I do? I took a stimulant laxative as I asked this question, out of desperation. Sometimes when you feel like you're dieing (like I do now) you will do anything. PLEASE KILL ME :'( I... (more)
Who's the best media-friendly paleo-movement expert out there? And if you could spread only one tiny, watered-down paleo lifestyle tip to the general public, what would you include? I eat paleo (my one-year anniversary next month!), run trails... (more)