Welcome to Ubuntu Fitness!
Ubuntu is a term with origins in the southern nation states of Africa.
Roughly translating to "human kindness" or "human-ness", it's often used to espouse a belief in a universal bond - essentially no living creature can persist in a state of total isolation or sovereignty.
Health is the state of being free from illness or injury. Fitness is the condition being physically fit and healthy. Most of us don’t just want to be healthy but also physically fit, vibrant, strong, happy, and live with purpose.
We believe that Ubuntu and Fitness go hand in hand in that many practices that support attaining fitness also benefit the environment at large such as buying as many locally produced food items as possible, buying humanely raised and pasture fed animal products, walking and biking in place of driving whenever possible, reconnecting with family, friends and nature in place of sedentary screen time. We want to offer information and resources from around the web and scientific community (ubuntu) to help readers attain fitness, thus this site is Ubuntu Fitness.
We've all heard nighttime eating is bad for us, but is it really? In this series of of posts, I will discuss scientific studies that have researched the topic.
An NCAA report cited 0.2-3.8% of women collegiate athletes use creatine compared to up to 28% of men. With a little background research, quality testing stamps of approval and confidence, women athletes can realize performance benefits too!
Fat and fiber? Let's talk about coconuts.
Part three on the benefits of repetitive eating. Here we highlight anecdotal evidence found from around web, showing the evidence discussed in Parts I and II can translate into the real world...
If people prioritized their healh like they did Black Friday, we would be a much healther country!
A review of experimental studies illustrating that repetitive meals may help promote appetite control.
Curious on the effects of cooking on dietary nitrate content in veggies? Read this article to find out!
In this mini-article series I’ll discuss evidence for and against using a repetitive diet to successfully lose and maintain weight. Here in part one, I’ll discuss a bit about my experience with repetitive diets, a few of the reasons these diets might work, and findings from observational studies .
When people live life in a way that is strongly divergent from the niche(s) in which we evolved, biological problems will arise such as hypertension. Here we explore some of the factors that protect the Tsimane of Bolivia from hypertension, which plagues the USA.
Make your own coffee kombucha, and save some $$$.
Ever since our impulse spiralizer buy, we've been salivating over dreamy plates of steaming hot "pasta" and subsequently enjoying vegetable lo mein, Thai-style stir fry and now fettucine alfredo!
A healthy take Vietnamese-style spring rolls and filled with veggies, this is an Asian dish I can enjoy without worrying about other additives. Rice paper is fun but fickle, and while this recipe is a bit more involved it sure is tasty!
We tried our hand at "Spartan's Potato Salad". The namesake is derived from the fact that we used Greek yogurt instead of mayo :). Plus with the macros this dish provides, it is most def fit for a spartan warrior.
This watermelon "cake" is a real foods-based alternative to traditional refined flour-based cakes. It’s lower in calories, contains a boost of naturally present vitamins, minerals, and even provides additional protein from the Greek yogurt "icing".
See how to make high protein, low calorie breakfasts for the whole week in a snap! :)
Using a whole chicken makes me feel like the ultimate kitchen maestro. And you can too! While this culinary feat seems challenging, it's quite simple.
Zucchini noodles: a "whole food" pasta recipe to help you get even more veggies in your day.