Conversations About Health with the Fitness Explorer Darryl Edwards

We’re really pleased to welcome Darryl Edwards, The Fitness Explorer to our Conversations About Health.

Darryl is an international speaker, certified personal trainer, nutritional therapist, and award-winning author of three books:

1. Paleo Fitness: Primal Training and Nutrition to Get Lean, Strong, and Healthy
2. Paleo from A – Z
3. 7 Day Introduction to Paleo Fitness

His work has been published in Men’s Fitness, Women’s Health, Elle, Top Santé, as well as featured on the BBC in the UK and on ABC in Australia.

Darryl is now a leading expert in optimising health and well-being. He lives in London, England, and blogs about his experiences with the Paleo lifestyle at thefitnessexplorer.com

Darryl’s latest venture is his new website – primalplay.com – which focuses on fun, functional movements that can be adapted for all ages and abilities. ‘’Exercise is boring,’’ Darryl says‘’ it should be challenging, but fun!’’

To hear Darryl’s backstory, more about the Primal Play Method and how to do the absolute ‘right’ amount of movement listen or watch below. 

 

Here’s what we discuss with Darryl in this conversation:

1:33   Darryl’s Backstory – find out what his desk job and seemingly healthy low fat diet and gym routine meant for his health.

6:14   Primal Play Method and Darryl’s personal transition.

10:40   Why you need to enjoy food AND exercise. Not just the results.

12:04   How children can inspire us to move and the psychology of play.

15:30   Why play is instinctive and forced out of us by society and convention.

18:50   Importance of a play ethic in creative environments.

20:00   How do adults play in Darryl’s workshops and is it an effective workout?

23:00   Parameters of fitness – what makes you fit?

25:10   How does Darryl motivate people to ‘play’ in everyday life.

28:26   Discussing ‘play’ as a concept.

29:28   Who is primal play for?

32:47   Isabel tells of an experiment with footballers vs. babies – who wins?

36:00   The other factors required to be healthy (other than food).

37:37   What Darryl thinks of the ‘typical’ gym routine.

43:25   The ‘Wellness Curve’ and why athlete’s (or people doing LOTS of one type of exercise) are not always that healthy. Definition of sedentary lifestyle (you’ll be shocked!)

48:40   How does Primal Play compare to other methods?

54:00   How does Darryl eat?

55:39   Darryl’s macro-nutrient split.

57:27   Difference between eating well and being ‘on a diet’ and Darryl’s take on intuitive eating.

1:03:00   Does health coaching help with making lifestyle changes?

1:09:20   What Darryl’s working on and where you can find him.

Show Notes

Darryl’s current website: http://www.thefitnessexplorer.com/
Darryl’s new website: http://www.primalplay.com/
Book: http://paleofitnessbook.com/
Book: http://www.paleofromatoz.com/
Book: http://introtopaleofitness.com/

Izabella Natrins

After 30 years in the health space, as qualified holistic nutrition and lifestyle health expert and coach, digestive health practitioner & nutritional chef and a writer, a speaker, partner, a mum & grand-mum, I'm here to use my expertise and experience to help women shine at midlife and live the rest of their lives, the BEST of their lives in much better health. My Femergy@40 Nutrition and Lifestyle Health Coaching programmes empower, support and inspire busy, midlife women who are fighting fatigue, struggling with overwhelm, weight, sleep, energy and with niggling or with multiple diagnosed health issues. My book Once Upon a Cook - Food Wisdom, Better Living will make you want to change the way you eat, reclaim your kitchen and take back your health.

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