Category Archives: Sleep

The myth of the eight-hour sleep

We’ve posted before on The Primal Challenge about getting enough sleep. Check out this BBC article on polyphasic sleep. How do you sleep? Monophasic? Biphasic? Polyphasic with 2 or 3 naps? Everyman? Uberman? Let us know in the comments. Advertisements

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Excuses, Excuses

I can make more and more excuses up as to why I have not done my part for the blog, but it is plain and simple. I have been busy.  Not busy in a “I have been working too much.” … Continue reading

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Intermittent Fasting

On Tuesday at 6 PM, I began my first (intentional) intermittent fast! It lasted roughly 22 hours and was, surprisingly, much easier than expected. Sleep takes up a large chunk of the time, especially since I am on winter break … Continue reading

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Weekend Challenge: Get Better Sleep

Happy Friday, Challengers of the Primal sort! This weekend, the Challenge is to get better sleep. Why? A night of quality sleep will increase your memory’s performance, enhance your problem solving skills, put you in a better mood, boost your … Continue reading

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I set fire to the rain

Today is the day.  Not tomorrow.  Not the next day.  Not next week.  Today is the beginning my healthy new life.  For so long, I have been so fearful of living, ever since I thought I was going to do … Continue reading

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Sharing My Wisdom: Chuck Grimmett

Here are my answers to Mark Sisson’s Share Your Wisdom contest. Also check out Scott Dworkin’s, Bob Ewing’s, and Scott Ewing’s. 1. In as few words as possible, how would you explain the Primal Blueprint to someone new to the concept? The … Continue reading

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Light temperature, Sleep, and F.lux

I don’t know about you, but the “no glowing rectangles an hour before bed” rule is difficult for me. At Hillsdale I am usually so busy that I can’t avoid using my laptop before bed, lest work go unfinished. That … Continue reading

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EXCITING NEWS: The Official 2011 Primal Blueprint Challenge Kicks Off on September 12

Have you ever considered a Primal Challenge?   Of course, we’d love to have you join us.   And now, primal guru Mark Sisson is jumping into the mix! Mark runs the most popular primal site on the web:  Mark’s … Continue reading

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A Miracle

I have to thank Bob Ewing for this new lifestyle and way to live.  Working out, watching what you eat… seems simple, right?  I am on 4 different types of medication, one specifically is mostly used as a chemotherapy treatment … Continue reading

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A new baby boy!

I lost the weight of an average newborn baby in the US (8 pounds), in my first 3 days doing the challenge. What have you ever done with your life?

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My first paleo dinner!

Steak, mushrooms, grapes, broccoli, asparagus, pears, a small piece of beef jerky and a banana as an appetizer!  All served with some good old fashioned water. So I have made it through my first day of “eating paleo” and honestly … Continue reading

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The Primal Challenge

Start right now.  Just one month.   Why not give it a shot! 1. Spend time outside every day.  Shoot for at least 15 minutes, more if you want. Try to stay in the sun.  Avoid burning of course. Be leisurely:  No … Continue reading

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