The internet is full of unsolicited advice, so today we sit down to discuss some of the most common health generalizations and contrast these to the benefits of operating as a generalist.
From training frequency & intensity to calorie counting and more, Dain & Freyja weigh the pros and cons to help you with your health.
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1:40 – Why are generalizations problematic regarding health advice?
Generalizations covered in this podcast:
4:30 – That you should always workout at maximum intensity
11:25 – Being lean = being healthy
14:15 – The extremes of training frequency: Biohacking the minimum dose or wildly overtraining
18:55 – Calorie counting is an exact science and the only way to manage body weight
29:00 – Running will waste muscle away while lifting weights will make you super bulky
(31:15 – Freyja sees a cardinal)
36:45 – All ~insert nutrient here~ are bad: Fear of carbs, protein, animal-based foods, etc. Where we also touch base on elimination diets.
43:30 – “Always do” and “Never do” statements
53:00 – You are what you do, aka identifying as your hobby or habits
59:30 – Weekly homework!
- Nutrition: If you’re always chasing weight loss, throw the scale away, and focus instead on what you want your body to feel and do.
- Movement: Increase your weekly movement variability and try something new
102:40 – Book recommendation: Range by David Epstein
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