Jan 29, 2019
Founder Of Primal Play and the author of 3 books; Paleo From A-Z, Paleo Fitness & Animal Moves, Darryl Edwards, delivers a sterling explanation of how movement is key for optimum health and why. From sickness to vitality, Darryl's own story is inspirational and he shares how to make movement FUN as a Movement Coach. This is superb!
2.30 – Background in tech & investment banking
3.30 – Annual health check revealed type-2 diabetes, increased risk of heart disease, cholesterol, hypertension
4.00 – Recommendation from doc was a cocktail of drugs; Metformin for type-2 diabetes, a statin, beta blockers, powerful pain killers for back pain
5.00 – He knew there would be a multitude of side effects & he’d be on them long-term – maybe the rest of his life
6.00 – Read that exercise reduces blood pressure / blood sugars / blood glucose – and knew he was mostly sedentary
7.00 – Within weeks of movement he saw improvements in blood tests. A few months later, everything was normalised. No need for meds. Became an evangelist for exercise.
8.00 – Gateway to interest in food / sleep / reduction of stress
9.00 – Movement is what he was passionate about – Why he is known as the 'Fitness Explorer'
10.00 – Realised he was getting bored going to the gym / getting injured – “honeymoon period was over”
11.00 – Refocused on the joy of movement
13.00 – Nowadays, there is little requirement for us to move to survive – wanted to recapture it and make it fun to seek joy
14.00 – Primal Play & Movement Coach
15.00 – Becoming more human
16.00 – We have access to more ways to move than ever before, lots of spectator sports, less DOING
17.00 – There is a perception that it is difficult to do
18.00 – You can outsource food preparation / ready meals etc.
19.00 – You can’t outsource exercise
20.00 – We’re designed to conserve energy and are hardwired for convenience/ease. This is a problem!
21.00 – You can’t out eat a sedentary life
22.00 – Body requires activity and energy to repair and replenish. It requires activity for motility in the gut
23.00 – Movement outdoors increased benefits, & Vitamin D
24.00 - Terrain makes your body more adaptable / musculoskeletal system is working harder, so more calories burned. Thermoregulation.
25.00 – Benefit of being out in nature & colour green
26.00 – Movement facilitates so many bodily functions.
27.00 – Impact of movement on gut health
28.00 – Microbiome Diversity – direct relationship between fitness and gut health & peak V02 MAX – ability to use oxygen to fuel workout.
29.00 – Rugby players – controlled diet – looked at fittest in the squad to measure gut health – 20% of improvement in biodiversity
30.00 – A highly oxygenated state in the body means a healthy gut and body
31.00 – Movement reduces Chronic inflammation (incredible) #TheVitalitySecret – reduces risk of all chronic disease – physical mortality. Nothing else provides as much benefit as physical activity.
32.00 – NC comment – 95% of all illness & disease is attributable to the environment in the body. The #1 reason for all chronic disease is under oxygenation of cells.
33.00 – Cell fuels & oxygen – all functions in the body require movement
34.00 – Muscle tissue is now recognised as largest endocrine organ in the body. [NC - they're also battery packs!]
36.00 – The difference between carb restriction and true reversal of type-2 diabetes / control blood glucose
38.00 – Complete metabolic flexibility is true reversal – not just restriction of carbs / ketogenic diet.
39.00 – No insulin is required to deposit blood sugar from blood into muscles
40.00 – Movement is necessary for complete, and true, reversal
41.00 – His own story means he has full metabolic flexibility
42.00 – True definition of health & wellbeing
44.00 – Sleep quality and hygiene impact on blood glucose
46.00 – World population examination
48.00 – Statistics on guidelines – understatement of what is really necessary
52.00 – Research tells us 30% meet minimum requirement. Actual stats say 5% are reaching it.
53.00 – Our body requires different intensities to be truly healthy
54.00 – Ideas to incorporate movement into your office job
56.00 – Being Human. Find something you enjoy & love & move.
57.00 – Be generalist vs specialist
58.00 – Model and mimic our ancestors vs importance of the chair
59.00 – NC: “The chair is the worst invention ever for our backs”
60.00 – The “Joey Chair”
62.00 – TEDx talk: “Why Working Out Is Not Working out”
64.00 – The majority of people will queue for the escalators – get moving!!
65.00 - Food or movement most important?
66.00 – Website reference: https://www.PrimalPlay.com
67.00 – BDNF & Neurogenesis (new brain cells) & neuroplasticity (ability to learn and remember)
68.00 – Reduces depression / likelihood of dementia & so much more
69.00 – Darryl’s #1 Vitality Secret
Find Darryl here and his books and resources:
Being Human. Find something you enjoy & love & move. (www.animalmovesbook.com)
Paleo From A to Z
Download Chapters 1 & 2 of The Vitality Secret here: VitalitySecret.com/Podcast