Interesting piece from yesterday’s Irish Times about the growing obesity epidemic and how it affects Irish workplaces Fat is a workplace issue.
Can techno music help you run faster? Will heavy metal make you stronger? The Folks at Fix.com have created a fascinating infographic detailing the effects that different kinds of music have on exercise. Well worth […]
Low fat? That has to be healthy right?
Before putting that food into your basket snatch a glance at the ingredient list. Most often you’ll be met with a list of items that seems more akin to a laboratory than a kitchen. So what are things like xanthum gum or methylcellulose?
What are their functions and what are they made from?
From yesterday’s Irish Times. Nice to see mainstream media beginning to turn away from the idea that fats are evil. Particularly interesting is the throwaway line about carbohydrates being problematic as well… Advice to cut […]
Fascinating story detailing the complex world of Sports and Politics in 1950s Ireland
An interesting take from the Irish Times about Ireland’s current obesity problems. Where’s the beef? Why are Irish men so much fatter than Irish women?.
Last week we had the first of Vihjalmur Stefansson’s amazing account of his all meat diet. This week we look at the second installment.
Now that the experiments in diet which Karsen Anderson and I undertook at Bellevue Hospital have been accepted by the medical world, it is difficult to realize that there could have been such a storm of excitement about the announcement of the plan, such a violent clash of opinions, such near unanimity to the prediction of dire results.
Vilhjamur Stefannsson was a man of note for several reasons. Born in Canada in the late 1800s, the would be explorer discovered new lands and continental shelves, all the while publishing a host of books, articles and journals. Between 1906 and 1918, he went on three expeditions into Canadian and Alaskan Arctic, with the duration of each trip varying from sixteen months to five years. During these years he observed the dietary habits of the local Inuits, whose primary food source was meat.
In 1935 Stefannsson published his experiences in Harper’s Monthly over two articles detailing the all meat diet he encountered. Below is Stefannsson’s first article.
In 1906 I went to the Arctic with the food tastes and beliefs of the average American. By 1918, after eleven years as an Eskimo among Eskimos, I had learned things which caused me to shed most of those beliefs. Ten years later I began to realize that what I had learned was going to influence materially the sciences of medicine and dietetics. However, what finally impressed the scientists and converted many during the last two or three years, was a series of confirmatory experiments upon myself and a colleague performed at Bellevue Hospital, New York City, under the supervision of a committee representing several universities and other organizations.
“Activity is life, while stagnation is death”. The Encyclopedia of Indian Physical Culture, xviii. In 1950, several strength enthusiasts got together in the newly independent India to gather accurate accounts of India’s contribution to the […]
Attached below is Eugen Sandow’s classical book Strength and How to Obtain It. Whilst Sandow wrote a number of works, Strength and How to Obtain it was by far his most popular. Luckily for us in 2014, it’s also free to download and free to read.
Strength And How To Obtain It
Find out Sandow’s measurements for the perfect body. Sandow’s tips for heavy weight training and even some great anecdotes from Sandow’s life. It’s a great book for the strength enthusiast and the physical culture historian alike.
So go on, download it now and enjoy it for yourself!