The Freedom Paradigm: Step One

The Freedom Paradigm: Step One

In my first post I said that “A strong body and fat bank account is within reach to us average Joes. The requirement to attain either is threefold: First, accept that your situation is your responsibility and no one else’s Second, develop a persistent desire to be free (free of the excess fat, free from lack of strength, free from debt, and free from wage slavery) Take habitual action to attain freedom.” Many people say that happiness is the highest…

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Four Astute Health Investments – Part Four

Four Astute Health Investments – Part Four

#4 Adjustable Memory Foam Bed Like tens of millions of Americans, I have suffered from lower back pain. It started in high school as a result of pole vaulting. This activity is very hard on the lower back as horizontal momentum from the running approach is transferred to vertical momentum in a split second. Over time, it caused a degenerated disc between two vertebrae in my lower back. In addition, moderate scoliosis that caused (and causes) my shoulders to hunch…

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Four Astute Health Investments – Part Three

Four Astute Health Investments – Part Three

#3 Morning Smoothies Until three years ago, I started every day with a massive bowl (or two) of breakfast cereal. We’re talking three to five cups of Crunch Berries, Cinnamon Life, or Honeycomb. Basically, I filled my belly with processed corn and sugar every morning. I often felt sluggish around 8:30am (I’m not a coffee drinker), so I’d run by the cafeteria and grab a breakfast sandwich with egg, cheese, sausage, on an English muffin. After a day of work…

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Four Astute Health Investments – Part Two

Four Astute Health Investments – Part Two

#2 – Used weight set Since my freshman year of high school I’ve belonged to a gym, and I will always maintain access to some sort of group fitness facility, but nothing beats a home gym for building strength on your own terms. It doesn’t have to be fancy. Here’s what you need: Squat rack Bench (I recommend the adjustable type) Barbell (I recommend the 45lb variety) Two 45lb plates Two 25lb plates Four 10lb plates Four 5lb plates. This…

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Four Astute Health Investments – Part One

Four Astute Health Investments – Part One

I took some time to think about the best investments I’ve ever made from a health perspective. Here is the first in a four-part series: #1 – Track and field Using the logic I lay out below, many sports qualify as astute health investments. I chose track and field because it’s relatively low cost, and thus very accessible for the participants. Also, the principles of running, jumping, and throwing are the foundation for many other sports. But most of all, I…

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