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11. Lifestyle Hacks for Fitness

Chapter 11. Lifestyle Hacks for Fitness

Little things matter when it comes to fitness, particularly when multiplied over a lifetime. That’s why I don’t think it’s superficial to consider various “hacks” or health-related habits and borderline-kooky angles (e.g., diving into freezing water) that do not necessarily fall under the rubric of the “fitness big three” of nutrition, proper exercise, and sleep/stress management. I know of a Brooklyn, New York man, a famous Coney Island strongman, who was known to take frequent, not just annual, winter swims. He swore by the health benefits of cold-water immersion; he lived to be 105, and the only reason he didn’t live longer was that he was struck by a minivan a few years ago while taking a five-mile w....


  

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