Healthy Like Dr. Peter Attia

This week’s Healthy Like post features Dr. Peter Attia of Eating Academy.

These health, fitness and well-being style weeks differ slightly from the normal lessons learned from Wealthy and Wise Like editions. In these posts, I’ve mostly addressed topics that our featured star has talked about and has encouraged. This is due to the fact that I’m not an MD nor is every health related suggestion applicable to the masses.

Let’s get started…

Don’t Forget Leg Day:

I am guilty of skipping leg days all the time. But it’s not just leg day, its all of the muscles around the hip as well such as the “glute medius”. Dr. Attia advises that for mobility-sake that we should not forget to workout these muscles in a variety of non-routine exercises.

Don’t Forget Blood Test Day:

Although it sounds dreadful, it can save your life to stay up-to-date on your doctor’s recommended blood annual blood tests. Also, it doesn’t hurt to even check up on a few less commonly recommended blood tests in cases where they are publicly available and can possibly save your life. Identification of an issue isn’t as easy without all the testing.

Everything Is Relative:

Your overall fitness level is relative. This helps you realize both sides of the spectrum. First, that compared to a 400-pound individual you are in pretty good shape while also reminding you that your friend just ran an ultra-marathon and has six-pack abs while you don’t.

The last few topics are just reminders. Don’t forget to include weight training in your weekly workout schedule as that along with cardiovascular exercise is good for staying in good shape. And lastly, don’t forget that success in your department of health is only one area of your life. You should have control and be making efforts to improve all areas of your life, not only your health.

Hope you enjoyed this week’s edition and I’ll see next week!

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Fit Like Joe De Sena

This next unbelievable individual is the one and only Joe De Sena.

The first thing that blew me away was his creation of the “Death Race”. After researching into what this race he had created was all about, I immediately gained some respect for him.

This beast of a challenge literally scares the hell out of me and I invite everyone to go check out the preview video that explains what goes down in the Death Race.

From past experiences, I’d already heard of his other creation, the Spartan Race. I’ve even considered attempting this race when it comes annually to Mont-Tremblant, QC.

What we can learn from Joe De Sena is to always be accomplishing new goals and tasks that you set for yourself. This way, you will never stop growing and never lose the will to continue. And if you ever find yourself struggling to finish, remind yourself of his favourite quote: “It could always be worse”.

Today’s entry is a short one as I wanted to ask my readers who they think I should write about next. Additionally, I started up an Instagram account for motivation/learning purposes – @learningeveryweek.

Check it out!

Healthy Like Patrick Arnold

This week I’ve had to do a little bit of digging to¬†learn more about what¬†this individual has brought to the table.

Patrick Arnold is a famous supporter of using certain legal drugs to better the human body.

One specifically I took an interest into was the drug metformin used on people with Type 2 diabetes. This drug was highlighted in the book “Tools of Titans” by Tim Ferris for being showing results of anti-aging in some tests.

Although I still consider myself young at 23 years old, I decided to look more into this to see what results have shown. The drug is still being tested and used on many individuals who could be higher risk of developing diseases but to date, it appears to be slightly effective with minimal negative side effects.

Of course I’m not suggesting anyone go take this themselves and they will magically live to 200. I don’t believe I will ever take something like this in the short-term as I don’t like risk when it comes to my body.

However, it is interesting to know that drugs like this are out there and that many people who know more about the science behind this promote the use for many individuals.

What I suggest for everyone out there is not to dismiss anything when it comes to something independent experts believe. Take the time to investigate and research and who knows, you might just lengthen your life a year or two.

Aerobic vs. Anaerobic Exercise

I was running up a large flight of stairs earlier today and a friend of mine corrected me after I had said that I was performing my daily aerobic exercise.

After looking this up I found out that there is a difference between aerobic and anaerobic exercise. The main difference by definition is that aerobic is the type of exercise where your muscles have oxygen to produce all the energy they need to perform where as there is a lack of supply of oxygen under anaerobic.

The lack of supply of oxygen from the exercise means that it has a tougher time converting  your sugar into energy.

In my case, I had a large increase in pace that was faster than my body could sustain and because I was sprinting it is considered anaerobic. I was becoming fatigued very quickly. This is not necessarily a worse form of exercise but it depends what you are training for.

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