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Join the Revolution
“In an unhealthy society like ours, being healthy has become a revolutionary act.”
I like to think I’m a punk rock foodie, and I love the idea of all of us as revolutionaries, declaring our independence from packaged food, mind-numbing workouts, and the standard health advice that doesn’t make us healthier, but merely keeps us live. So I’m pretty excited about Revolutionary Act and the magazine associated with the project Experience Life.
I have an exciting announcement to share soon about my involvement with Experience Life and Revolutionary Act, but until I can shout out the news, I’m encouraging you to check out Revolutionary Act. They’ve rounded up all kinds of experts and thought leaders in categories like Health & Wellness, Healthy Eating, Fit Living, and more. You’ll find me in the Fit Living section, along with some other familiar names: Robb Wolf, Erwan Le Corre, Mark Sisson, The Great Fitness Experiment.
Revolutionary Act is nominated for 2011 Intent Web award for best health and healthy living site – and is in second place. If you like what you see on the site, cast your vote and help the revolution grow. It was easy for me to cast my ballot because The Revolutionary Act Manifesto (PDF) and the 101 Revolutionary Ways To Be Healthy really won me over. I’ve give you a brief recap of the Manifesto below, but for the whole story, visit the site.
Being Healthy Is A Revolutionary Act
Here are 10 Revolutionary Truths:
(emphasis below is mine)
1. The way we are living is crazy.
2. There are powerful social, economic, and political forces undermining our health.
3.The time for complicity is over.
4. The resistance is alive and well.
5. Being healthy is a revolutionary act.
6. This is not about six-pack abs and skinny jeans.
7. Inaction is not an option.
8. The best defense is a good offense.
9. Forget about quick fixes.
10. Solutions in the mirror may be closer than they appear.
In my current state of mind – post AHS, cookbook writing, gearing up for Prague, daydreaming of my future life – it feels like a handful of ideas and paths and passions are converging into one giant ball of awesomeness. I’m so fortunate to have you good people to read my blog, and I’m so grateful to be part of the CrossFit/paleo/food writing communities. I’m on fire to use paleo eating, a more primal-friendly lifestyle, and determination and joy to be part of the solution to this health- and lifestyle-related muddle in which the U.S. is stuck.
Also, I’m a sucker for a catchy name, and I can’t help but think of us all running in cobblestone streets, waving flags, and tearing down the establishment – while wearing kickass outfits, of course. Kind of like this:
All kidding about fashion silliness aside, please do visit Revolutionary Act to explore the kickass info they have available and think about casting your vote in the Intent poll. This is a very cool time to be rebellious – our bodies and our loved ones deserve it.