I don’t talk much about my personal life and such, but after football season, I have a chance to delve into areas of self-improvement that I can’t necessarily address during the season. Honestly, it’s hard to eat healthy and exercise during football season when you’re busy all the time, up late, eating team meals consisting largely of pasta, etc.
Lately I’ve been really big into implementing some new health and nutrition routines. I’ve been listening to a lot of Ben Greenfield Fitness and Genius Foods podcasts from Ben Greenfield and Max Lugavere, respectively. I had previously been doing some intermittent fasting, but I’m doing that a little more intensely and messing with some new foods and supplements. I don’t do dry fasts, but my longest (water-only) fast has been 36 hours.
To incorporate some healthier fats, I’ve been cooking eggs in grass-fed butter or coconut oil. I’ve started supplementing with spirulina, as well as using pea protein (I used to use whey and/or casein).
A couple of my favorite items I’ve purchased have been a grounding mat and some blue-blocking glasses. I read some reports about grounding and have used that method to deal with some inflammation, particularly tendinitis, and it has worked really well. The blue-blocking glasses have been helpful; they reportedly help increase melatonin production in the evening, which helps you fall asleep faster. I’m regularly sitting on a computer, watching sports, and/or scrolling Twitter, so all that blue light from those screens can mess with my circadian rhythms.
As far as exercise goes, I’ve always lifted weights, done some cardio, and played a fair amount of basketball. Recently I set some personal weightlifting records.
Anyway, I’m always looking to improve myself and learn new things. What health and fitness choices have you made recently? What healthy food(s) are you eating? Are any of you doing intermittent fasting? Does anyone have any good book or podcast suggestions?
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