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Ben Greenfield's discoveries, from the latest news on the fronts of fitness, nutrition, health, wellness, biohacking, and anti-aging research. I also recap my upcoming events and special announcements so you can keep up with giveaways, discounts, and more!
New Discoveries Of The Week: Cool New Things I'm Trying, Books I'm Reading, And More!
Possibly The World's Most Efficient (New) Workout: The “Katalyst”
I've talked in the past about how I use electrical muscle stimulation, also known as “EMS,” but I've also had to deal with all sorts of wires, time-consuming electrode attachment, confusing user interfaces, and a pretty clunky experience that takes up a lot of time.
But this brand new electrical muscle stimulation suit called the “Katalyst” is a total game-changer. You literally just pull on the suit and select from any of the workouts on the app and a personal trainer not only walks you through the entire workout, which involves functional fitness moves like squats, side lunges, presses, cardiovascular and power movements, and a whole lot more…
…but the intensity is automatically adjusted by your trainer as you go, and so it also creates a highly customized workout. This is one of the coolest time hacks for exercise that I've discovered in a long time and—coming from a guy who has done a lot of different workouts—I can tell you that this thing is not some gimmicky “As Seen On TV” technology that you use to get a six-pack while you're sitting on the couch eating Twinkies.
Instead, I think this technology is going to take the fitness world by storm. Pro athletes can train muscles they've never used before and retrain injured muscles while complete exercise beginners or those in rehab can lift weights without excess stress on the joints.
Again, the Katalyst suit is a total game-changer, and this thing is flying off the shelves now as folks discover the magic of EMS. Here's where you can get the Katalyst suit today.
I recently discovered the book Reforesting Faith: What Trees Teach Us About the Nature of God and His Love for Us. This intriguing walk through all way trees are woven into religion and the Bible, written by former physician and carpenter Dr. Matthew Sleeth, makes the convincing case that trees reveal more about God and faith than I could have ever imagined. Any spiritually-minded person looking to reconnect to the natural world will relish this passionate call to a tree-aware stewardship of the Earth. Fifteen years ago, Dr. Sleeth believed that science and logic held the answers to everything. But when tragedy struck, he opened the Bible for the first time and was surprised to find that God chose to tell the gospel story through a trail of trees.
There’s a tree on the first page of Genesis, in the first psalm, on the first page of the New Testament, and on the last page of Revelation. The Bible’s wisdom is referred to as a tree of life. Every major biblical character and every major theological event has a tree marking the spot. A tree was the only thing that could kill Jesus – and the only thing Jesus ever harmed. Reforesting Faith is a rare read that builds bridges by connecting those who love the Creator with creation and those who love creation with the Creator. Sleeth explores the wonders of life, death, and rebirth through the trail of trees in Scripture. Once you discover the hidden language of trees, your walk through the woods or the Bible will never be the same.
My favorite quote from the book is when he asked his son what superpower he would want, and his son said he'd want to be able to grow as many trees as he could as fast as possible, reasoning, “Think about it, Dad—you could plant mangrove trees and slow down a tsunami. A dense forest could stop an army. There’d be no more hunger. Everyone would have wood for houses and fires.” Amen.
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You've discovered a new diet, so you tinker with a few Paleo, Carnivore, or Keto recipes for a bit, then you get bored, frustrated, or just tired of the food and give up and watch all of your progress disappear.
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Here’s what you’ll discover inside:
- Never-seen-before biohacking recipes that will invigorate your body.
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- My secret mouthwatering rubs, salts, and marinades that give your muscles and nervous system the building blocks they need to operate at peak performance.
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