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by 228 · September 04, 2013 at 01:48 AM

I'm a 13 year old,male, and I'm 5'5, 120 pounds and 12.5% body fat. I walk to and from school everyday which is about 20 mins total for each day from Monday to Friday, I have two, two hour football practices a week(they're kind of mild aside from... (more)

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Ryanyum 0 · September 04, 2013 at 12:55 AM

It could be damaging, it really depends on how your structuring it. Make sure you aren't over doing it and when you feel like it becomes too demanding cut some of the stuff out so you can recover. Add them back in later when you feel better. make... (more)

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by 1495 · August 08, 2013 at 08:08 PM

I tried to post this earlier - don't know why it didn't show up. I have stage 3 AF of the low cortisol kind. Almost everything I can find on AF is geared for people with high cortisol. Are the activity requirements different for someone with more... (more)

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by 10 · June 09, 2013 at 07:12 PM

Hey guys! So, I've been thinking about implementing IF into my routine. I'm thinking something like a 16 to 24 hour fast every 7 to 10 days...just to give my gut a break. However, I am very active. I ride my bike to work, engage in lots of play,... (more)

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August 0 · June 09, 2013 at 07:12 PM

Well, there are a whole different group of people that fast- religious people. Those people notice that exercise can actually help. They get tired, grumpy, or whatever, and go take a walk or something. Exercise usually raises blood sugar to some... (more)

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by 10920 · May 10, 2013 at 05:37 AM

And what kind of exercise/physical activity are you getting? Also, if you had to guess what your bmi was or %bf, what would it be?

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greymouser 0 · May 01, 2013 at 02:07 PM

I changed my habits about 2 months ago from every-other-day general weight training and cardio (kicking, punching, jogging) when I got to around 13% BF. I decided I finally wanted to get huge and ripped. ;-) I exercise pretty regularly these... (more)

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by 420 · November 08, 2012 at 02:03 PM

I'm new to paleo, so I'm quite confused on the issue. I've stopped my sports for a bit to let my body get used to paleo and I need to shed some weight, and I couldn't ride my bike/run before without carbs. When I've finally lost the weight I want... (more)

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Britt_1 0 · November 07, 2012 at 04:51 PM

Paleo does not mean low carb and I think that including a moderate amount of carbs can be very beneficial to endurance activities. I am a distance runner and I usually keep my macronutirient ratios around 45/35/20 carbs/fat/protein. This seems to... (more)

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by 4240 · December 03, 2012 at 12:55 AM

Wife and I are going to the city this weekend? What's a "Paleo" must do in San Francisco?

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polynesian_metal 0 · December 03, 2012 at 12:55 AM

Walk around naked and sight-see.

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by 4240 · June 02, 2012 at 03:12 AM

http://www.foodinsight.org/Resources/Detail.aspx?topic=2012_Food_Health_Survey_Consumer_Attitudes_toward_Food_Safety_Nutrition_and_Health Are we doing enough? There are a lot of interesting facts. My favorite is that 94% of Americans have given... (more)

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by 25 · April 22, 2012 at 10:42 PM

I do strength and conditioning training twice a week, circus training once per week (2 hours of handstands, lifting people and lots of primal-like movement), and sprints once per week. On top of that I walk everywhere and my job requires that I be... (more)

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April_S_ 0 · April 22, 2012 at 10:42 PM

Why would you fast if you're hungry all the time? You're obviously extremely active, so don't be afraid to go mod-high carb. People who have leaned out tend to benefit from reintroducing carbs.

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by 10 · August 18, 2012 at 04:12 PM

I am about to embark on my 3rd year of treeplanting and have relied on MANY sandwiches and treats to sustain my energy levels throughout the day. I am wanting to keep my nutrition in check this time around and am wondering what you might recommend... (more)

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PrimalDanny 0 · January 20, 2012 at 03:29 PM

If I'm well fed at breakfast (and the night before) I tend to be less hungry if anything if I'm highly active during the day. But then I've got over 50000 calories readily available which while not endless, certainly would last a while. Dried... (more)

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by 39204 · November 18, 2013 at 10:31 PM

It seems that most everyone who starts out here is doing LCHF right out of the gates no matter what their background is, but I wonder if there needs to be a fork in the road that we encounter on Day 1 that, in Choose Your Own Adventure style,... (more)

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JS_Paleo 0 · December 17, 2011 at 03:39 AM

I love to see this post on here. Thank you Travis! I was always lean. I tried LCHF and lost some muscle tone and never quite looked as lean while I was eating HF. Not that I felt unhealthy, but I just was not as lean. Once I decided to add back... (more)

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by 658 · March 31, 2012 at 03:46 AM

For the past 5 months I've been an intern on a sustainable farm. My job allowed me to be extremely active and get tons of fresh air and sunlight. Now my internship is over, and I will be entering the conventional world filled with computer... (more)

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Harfatum 0 · March 31, 2012 at 03:46 AM

The program WorkRave really helps with computer-related stress. The program reminds you to take short micro-breaks, and longer rest breaks periodically. My eyes used to feel very tired at the end of a workday, but now it's virtually never an... (more)

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by 12804 · October 02, 2011 at 11:40 PM

I find that a lot people tend to focus on dietary choices over physical ones when it comes to the paleo lifestyle. I've even seen recommendations to cut back or stop exercising all together. The more I read though the more I begin to wonder that... (more)

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LenaHyena 0 · October 02, 2011 at 09:46 PM

Cliff, I've wondered this too. I myself don't seem to get much out of paleo without an adjacent raise in activity. Paleo has given me the energy required to up my activity level, increase my strength, and work hard. I also happen to enjoy crossfit... (more)

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by 11363 · July 26, 2011 at 08:02 PM

Two years ago I turned my lifestyle in the primal/paleo direction. One year ago I decided to start road cycling. Some observations about discovering a new hobby while being primal/paleo: 1. It's incredible fun 2. I'm making rapid progress (speed,... (more)

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jakeA 0 · July 26, 2011 at 01:22 PM

This is very hard to answer, and since you never tried the hobby pre-paleo there is really no point of reference. 1: You tried the sport of road cycling and discovered it is fun. That probably would have happened regardless, but your paleo... (more)

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by 1024 · April 19, 2012 at 04:40 PM

Without going to the gym? Doing things the manual way seems to make most conventionals recoil in horror, but it just seems easier to me to be moving around while I'm also getting some domestic work done (cause that's where I work). -I hang up... (more)

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missionman 0 · April 19, 2012 at 04:40 PM

I work at a University and have alot of downtime. There are several trails around here and I have started to use some of them at lunch time. There is one called Cardiac Hill. It is only about 330m long, but very steep. I have recently started... (more)

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by 1296 · July 21, 2011 at 01:37 PM

Hey Everyone, I've been frustrated recently because I haven't been seeing the weight loss I would have expected considering my lifestyle. I am female, age 22, 5'9", and 177 lbs. I just graduated from college and moved to a farm to work as an... (more)

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Josh_M 0 · July 20, 2011 at 02:06 PM

You are getting caught up in 'expectations' the mind wants to see something immediate but your body will do what it is naturally programmed to do. Just relax and live healthy, this is not a race, everyone is different. Some people' bodies need a... (more)

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by 1793 · July 30, 2011 at 01:01 PM

I believe I've experienced some pretty substantial benefits from barefoot running/minimal shoes; improved posture, seemingly cured "flat feet", and no more discomfort in hip joints. I think that natural movement has enormous therapeutic... (more)

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FED_at_LiveCaveman_com 0 · July 30, 2011 at 01:01 PM

Barefoot walking/running, climbing (trees, at rock gyms, outdoors), swimming, fighting (preferably controlled situations such as a martial arts or boxing gym), are all extremely FUN, liberating, invigorating, and "natural". Just as eating real... (more)

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by 6140 · July 13, 2011 at 07:05 PM

Confession time. I have spent the last two months sitting on my bottom for 8 hours at work and than 4 hours of lecture and than coming home to sleep before doing it all again. No activity at all really. I am closing in on the end (Aug 5th) and... (more)

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Albert_2 0 · July 13, 2011 at 07:05 PM

Can't say enough positive about CrossFit -- check out your local boxes, and see what you think. It is intense, but the true strength of the CF approach is scalability -- everything we do can and should be scaled to individual levels of fitness,... (more)

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by 1529 · June 04, 2013 at 01:49 PM

Prolonged sitting is said to be unhealthy. What should we do about it? The most obvious recommendations would be getting up every X minutes and doing exercises, or working on a standing desk. Yet prolonged standing isn't exactly healthy either,... (more)

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Ryan_Wilder_ 0 · June 19, 2011 at 05:11 PM

I want to push back a bit on your argument about standing desks. First off, I say "good day" to you sir! I work 10-11 hour days and I thought that standing all day would be exhausting and cause feet/leg pains, but I went ahead and made a... (more)

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by 431 · February 28, 2012 at 03:20 PM

What activity/sport/exercise makes you feel the best? What do you use it for: strength, endurance, flexibility, stress reduction, competition, work ability, pain management, rehabilitation, hobby, fun factor, etc? Do you relate it to a Paleo... (more)

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Izzy_1 0 · February 28, 2012 at 03:20 PM

Male. Mountain biking. Mostly crosscountry, but sometime mix single tracks as well. Rarely weight lifting. Makes me feel good about myself (this is mostly the only excercise I do). Improves my endurance. It's something that I've been doing long... (more)

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by 10170 · February 11, 2011 at 05:18 AM

I asked a question about genetically primed overeaters (here). People seem to agree that on a paleo diet there seems to be a set point mechanism, protecting us from obesity and ill health. Now, part two of the quote from Art De Vany ("We are lazy... (more)

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Harley 0 · February 10, 2011 at 05:21 PM

Very interesting. I love anything that makes you think. I think those men and women are meant to survive would strive in our world today. Those who weren't would succumb to obesity, diabetes, chronic high blood pressure, and other multiple... (more)