#288: Why A Vegan Diet Helped Bill Clinton, Best Fitness Phone Apps, Standing Lawn Mowers & More!

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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.

In my response I recommend:
-Leg exercises and even Zercher squats
-Flies, pullovers, cables
-Contralateral training
Compex EMS

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?

In my response I recommend:
-My book chapter on How to Customize Your Diet

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.

In my response I recommend:
Paleo Auotimmune diet

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?

In my response I recommend:
Whole Body Vibration Platform


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2 thoughts on “#288: Why A Vegan Diet Helped Bill Clinton, Best Fitness Phone Apps, Standing Lawn Mowers & More!

  1. chuckhazzard says:

    Is there any research focused on recovery when sleeping at altitude or more specifically in an altitude tent? I would think that sleeping in an altitude tent could slow down recovery.

    1. Check out this post: https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/2013/04/endur… specifically the section labelled: Hypoxia, Resisted & Restricted Breathing

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