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Oct 28, 2015

Oct 28, 2015 Podcast: How Low Can Your Body Fat Go, The New "Red Meat Causes Cancer" Study, Five Ways To Know If Your Heart Is Healthy Have a podcast question for Ben? Click the tab on the right (or go to SpeakPipe), use the Contact button on the app, call 1-877-209-9439, or use the “Ask Ben” form at the bottom of this page.


News Flashes:

Finally, Kevin Carr (who we discussed in episode 334) wrote in to say:

"Hi Ben - Kevin Carr here, I've been a listener of your podcast for the last 6 months - following the completion of my world run, and enjoy the show a lot. Thank you for mentioning my unusual fluid-recycling techniques for extreme long running! I enjoy the show as although I run extreme distances I train very efficiently - for instance throughout the last 5 weeks of the world run I averaged 75km a day, however in training before the run I was running only 4-5 hours a week. I spend more time strength training - both 'maximal strength' and prehab style movement patterns than running - and the proof is in the pudding I ran 16,300 miles in 621 days with zero 'overuse' injuries. I also work at a standing desk - sit as little as possible and wear weights the whole time - essentially live under 'hyper gravity' these techniques amongst others are an incredibly efficient way for runners to train whilst dramatically reducing injury risk - both through over training and through being stronger in the events. I was heavily inspired by William Sichel - a Scottish Ultra Marathon runner who turned his back on 'high mileage' training to develop more efficient/intense ways of training - William is also a ketogenic athlete. Myself I've been training fasted for almost a decade now and recently moved to a cyclical-ketogenic diet. Best of luck in your upcoming 24 hour tough mudder, Kevin."

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Listener Q&A:

As compiled, deciphered, edited and sometimes read by Rachel Browne, the NEW Podcast Sidekick.

How Low Can Your Body Fat Go?

Ana says: She wants to lift heavy to get bulky. What's the lowest body fat she can go without risking hormonal problems? What diet and exercise do you recommend and can you add in the age issue, she's 43.

In my response, I recommend: -This Body Fat Calculator -These body fat percentage photos

Five Ways To Know If Your Heart Is Healthy

David says: He has a heart murmur. But every check up he has his heart is healthy. What kinds of things can he do to increase the healthiness of this heart and what kind of things should he avoid.

What To Do About High Heart Rate During Exercise

Anonymous says: When training on his bike recently, his heart rate got up to 233, and that's the highest it been. He's noticed over the last 6 weeks, every 3 or 4 training sessions it's been getting up over the 200 mark. He's not feeling pain, but should he be worried?

Is Reverse Osmosis Water Healthy?

Cathy says: She's curious about drinking reverse osmosis water or distilled water. A lot of people say its fine and a lot say it's dangerous because it doesn't have the minerals in it and can strip the minerals from your body. She knows you can put mineral drops back into the water but she's also heard that's bad because trace mineral drops have mercury and lead, etc. What are your thoughts?

In my response, I recommend: -Reverse Osmosis with remineralization added -Trace liquid minerals -High mineral sea salt -Structured water filter code BEN15 for 15% discount