Knowledge, Experts, and Baby Food

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Episode 2 is recorded and ready to hit your ear holes.  In this weeks podcast, Jake and I continue to build the framework from which we see the health/fitness world.  This episode and episode 1 should set up the rest of the Q&A and special topic episodes, and we’ll likely be referring back to them consistently.

 

To summarize some of the talk more succinctly, when we look at a new piece of information, we consider the following:

1.  How does this fit into our Principles-Based Framework (very different from method-based!)?  Does it add to what we already know, change what we know, or fly in the face of what we know?

2.  Go to the source.  If it’s quoting a study, make sure you know what the study actually said, and also know the limits of what research can tell us (or any single research paper, at least).  Are they following a causative or correlative argument?

3.  Find someone you trust to help.  A coach or other health/fitness professional can be a valuable asset, especially if they are working with you personally.  Experience is important, as is the ability to challenge oneself and constantly seek better solutions.  I tend to trust someone who admits their mistakes and learns from them way more than someone who acts like they know everything.  Finally, it has been shown that TRUSTING someone to take care of you actually yields physical results beyond the actual treatment!  So bedside manner really does matter.

Did this episode add to your knowledge bucky ball?  Add any questions you might have to the facebook post and we’ll be sure to get to them in future episodes.  Or you can use the contact link at the top of the page.

Enjoy!

-Matt