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15 “Health Foods” That Are Really Junk Foods in Disguise

Learning to become healthy or need to update yourself on what the current trends are? Staying healthy is made complicated by the media and companies marketing to you. Each food industry markets its own food to increase sales and drive profit, not give you unbiased nutritional information. The last three lines say it best. Learn why […]

Product Review Reebok CrossFit Nano 4.0

      The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Reebok.   Product Review Reebok CrossFit Nano 4.0   Reebok crashed onto the scene with the original CrossFit Nano and started a new trend for crossfitters. Now we finally had a shoe designed for us and the unique demands of our sport. […]

Two Brave Men Who Ate Nothing But Meat for an Entire Year

This article orginially was written for and appeared on   Low-carb diets and paleolithic nutrition are all the rage these days, and for good reason. Compared to the Standard American Diet, both of them are superb.Few of us would dare to take the two to their extreme, however. Giving up sugar and wheat is one […]

3 Reasons Why Bulletproof Coffee is a Bad Idea

Kris Gunnars makes some excellent points here that contradict the popular trend of bulletproof coffee. Always remember to think critically and question what anyone writes, and what the new trends are. Is what you are eating or drinking actually healthy or is it what someone is trying to sell you. Bulletproof coffee is drank by […]

Interview with Jeff Kuhland about Pull-up Training

Break Your Pull-up Training Plateau and Work Your Way up to Doing Sets of 20-30+ Pull-ups Using These Tips From Jeff “50+ Pull-ups” Kuhland Jeff Kuhland – NSCA-CSCS, MovNat Trainer, Pull-up Training Expert I got a chance to train with Jeff Kuhland at a 5-day MovNat retreat back in 2009, and have kept in touch with him […]

How Blocking Blue Light at Night Can Transform Your Sleep

Sleep is a critical element of our health. Many of us are aware we should sleep 7-9 hours per night, the earlier we get to bed the more restful it is, and sleeping with night time is the most effective sleep. However what does blocking blue light mean and what strategies can you take to […]

Top 11 Biggest Lies About Vegan Diets

Originally written for     It is claimed that the vegan diet has strong evidence behind it. It is said that it can make people lose weight and even reverse killer diseases. However… vegan proponents usually don’t tell you the full story. They make it seem like there is overwhelming evidence in favor of the […]

11 Graphs That Show Everything That is Wrong With The Modern Diet

The modern diet is the main reason why people all over the world are fatter and sicker than ever before. Everywhere modern processed foods go, chronic diseases like obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease soon follow. The studies are clear on this… when people abandon their traditional foods in favor of modern processed foods […]

Top 5 Artery-Clogging Foods That Can Save Your Life

There are many things wrong with mainstream nutrition, but the constant propaganda against saturated fat and cholesterol is the worst. As people have reduced their intake of healthy and nutritious high-fat foods, diseases like obesity and diabetes have taken over the world. But… there’s good news. New studies are showing that saturated fat and dietary […]
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Saving Time Cooking & Avoiding “Fast Food”

Fast Food not only costs more, hurts your health, but doesn’t always even save you time. If real food is prepared it can be quicker than ordering takeout, or delivery. Also packing snacks or food to go can be quicker than going through the drive through. It takes preparation and time spent up front. But […]

Removing Calluses

Originally written for:   Removing Calluses I’ve had several people ask me about removing calluses from the hands. If you’re doing a lot of gymnastics, weightlifting,  grip training, or hand balancing (my 4 favorite hobbies) then calluses are an inevitability. They raise up and start to get pinched and can eventually rip off. This is […]

How to Win an Argument With a Nutritionist

January 2, 2014 | by Kris Gunnars on I love nutrition, but I really hate the way it tends to be practiced. Many dietitians are NOT basing their nutrition advice on the latest science (1). The general guidelines are completely outdated. They have barely changed in the past few decades, even though nutrition science has advanced […]

16 Surprising Lessons from My First 50-Mile Ultramarathon

‘It always seems impossible until it’s done.’ ~Nelson Mandela By Leo Babauta On Saturday, I did what I thought I couldn’t do. I ran a 50-mile ultramarathon. Now, I’m certainly not the first to run a race like this — thousands of other stronger, tougher runners have done it. I’m not even one of the […]

The 7 Habits of Calmness

The 7 Habits of Calmness By Leo Babauta I have come to believe that high stress, constant anxiety over tasks and work and life, social anxiety … is all a part of the modern way of life. Most people just don’t feel a sense of peace, of calm, of serenity, throughout their day. I have to […]

Barefoot Conditioning and Efficient Running

Running efficiently is a huge topic right now. How can you run faster , further, and will less injuries? Start from the ground up. Making sure your feet are in good condition gives you a stable base to build from. Barefoot conditioning is one way to build strength and flexibility in your feet. Check out […]

Top 5 Articles and Record Setting Growth

This past month was a massive change for Athletic Human. In October there were 2,256 unique visitors and in November there were 194,079 unique visitors. This was also reflected in the shares, tweets, and tons of other  support. I am very thankful for the support and everyone who has shared this site with others. Much […]

Failures are Building Blocks

We make mistake, fail workouts, battle with injuries, and struggle mentally to stay focused. Working out and eating healthy is not an easy task. If you consider the fact that over 35% of people in the world are overweight, and in more affluent countries like the United States over 60% of people are overweight. That […]
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8 Foods Eaten In The U.S. That Are Banned In Some Countries

It is commonly known the processed foods are unhealthy. But what many people to not realize is that they are dangerous, contain low grade poisons, and directly contribute to many diseases, defects, and death. Common foods that we eat so often and sometimes are posed as healthy foods are a wolf in sheeps clothing. Nutrition […]
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7 Proven Ways to Lose Weight on Autopilot (Without Counting Calories)

Confused Woman Holding a Calculator“Eat less, move more.” This is the message we receive from various health gurus and nutrition organizations. They assume that the only reason people gain or lose weight is because of calories. This is simply wrong, because our bodies are much more complicated than that. Different foods affect hunger and hormones […]

Self-Reliance, Physical Fitness and Personal Responsibility

I talk about becoming who you are born to be on Athletic Human. The idea that you should develop into a fit athletic person and have strength, endurance, and agility. My goal is not to make everyone an elite athlete, rather to let everyone become happy, healthy, and free. To achieve these goals we must […]