July 16, 2014 Podcast: 5 Ways To Get Fit With an iTunes Gift Card, How To Workout If Your Hands Are Broken, Why A Vegan Diet Helped Bill Clinton, Natural Remedies for Alopecia, and Standing Lawn Mower Fitness.
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5 Ways To Get Fit With an iTunes Gift Card
Tim asks: He was given a VERY generous gift of a $1000 gift card for iTunes from one of his customers. He wants to know what we would spend it on. What health, wellness or fitness apps – high end or low end – would we buy?
How To Workout If Your Hands Are Broken
Lee asks: Two weeks ago he broke both of his hands in a bicycle accident (went over the handlebars) and is now looking for ways to exercise and stay in shape. He is a triathlete who also lift weights, rock climbs and plays racquetball – all things that involve grip strength which he no longer has.
Why A Vegan Diet Helped Bill Clinton
Bob asks: He wants to know why people like Bill Clinton and George W. Bush seem to have health improvements after they switch from a meat based diet to a vegan or vegetarian diet. Why do you think that happens?
Natural Remedies for Alopecia
Eyebrows asks: He recently ran his first marathon. While he was training he lost his eyebrows and was diagnosed with alopecia. The doc said it was likely from the stress of training for the race but he topped out at 35 miles per week so he doesn't think the training caused it. Right now he is getting shots every month to stimulate hair growth (seems like a band aid solution) but is looking for other ways to deal with the autoimmune problem. He eats mostly paleo but with a few carbs and some dairy.
Standing Lawn Mower Fitness
Jeff asks: He has a unique standing workstation which is attached to a large commercial mower. It's like lawn surfing. He is in constant movement – hips, knees and feet all moving and shaking. How would he take this kind of “exercise” (he does feel fatigued at the end of the day) into account when training for a marathon?
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