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    The cavewoman workout: Get back to your hunter-gatherer roots

    FIRST came the Paleo diet focusing on red meat, leafy greens and natural fats, now fans of the Stone Age say Paleo fitness is the secret to a full-body workout and lean, toned muscles.

    With as much grace as I can muster I run around the green using all my strength to hold the woman in place before putting her down and trying to get my breath back.
    Normally I would strongly advise against grabbing a random stranger and trying to carry them off but in this case itís all in a good cause. I am taking part in a Paleo fitness class, the latest way to shape up and get fit.
    First we had the Paleo diet, also known as the Stone Age, caveman or hunter-gatherer diet, a modern interpretation of what our ancestors ate in Paleolithic times.
    In an effort to decrease body fat, increase lean muscle mass and become more healthy in general, fans of the plan eat lean meats, fish, eggs, vegetables, fruit and nuts.
    Dairy, sugar, grains, beans, salt and processed and artificial foods are all banned as they werenít around in Paleolithic times.
    In a similar way Paleo fitness looks back to times when gyms didnít exist and focuses on the instinctive movements our bodies were made to do.
    ďYou work more muscles, you become lean and fit and youíre less likely to be injured,Ē says fitness trainer Darryl Edwards, who runs the class Iím attending.
    ďFitness should mean you can perform day to day tasks such as playing with your kids and carrying shopping but it should also cover out-of-the-blue activities, such as sprinting for a bus so you donít miss a job interview, pushing a stalled car or climbing out of a first-floor window to escape a fire.

    The cavewoman workout: Get back to your hunter-gatherer roots | Diets | Life & Style | Daily Express
    November exercise TOTAL 226.50 miles walked,5 hrs 10 mins run on treadmill.

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    Must get back into lifting weights.
    November exercise TOTAL 226.50 miles walked,5 hrs 10 mins run on treadmill.

    It's not about being better than others, it's about being better than YOU use to be.


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