I'm by no means a health and fitness expert, but I consider myself somewhat well-informed when it comes to these two issues. I regularly scan through the pages of related magazines and frequently consult a number of different websites to look for healthy recipes and exercise tips. While I'm open to new ideas, I'm a bit of a skeptic and I'm rarely intrigued by less traditional approaches to health and fitness.
On Wednesday morning, Terri Trespicio spoke with Tim Ferriss, author of NY Times bestseller "The 4-Hour Body" on "Whole Living." I couldn't pull myself away from the show. A blogger, entreprenuer, investor, and author, Tim has this engaging and enthusiastic voice that radiates energy through the airwaves (part of the reason why I may have felt so compelled to listen). Beyond that, however, he has these unorthodox and somewhat startling views on many common health and fitness issues. For example, he's a big proponent of the idea that working out less and eating more will help you gain weight...really, Tim? He's not a fan of gluten, completely detests soy, and argues that running is definitely not the key to shedding those lbs. While I'm definitely a traditionalist when it comes to health and fitness, I found myself buying into his gospel. He can support so much of what he preaches with studies and commentary from doctors that it's hard to dispute him. Click below for some of my favorite comments from the show. And please let me know what you think. I'd love to know if others were equally as intrigued as I was.
Tim's thoughts on cellulite:
Tim explains why we should watch how much gluten we consume and the negative impact that consuming too much gluten can have:
Tim on his strong anti-soy attitude:
Tim's approach to working out: