Survival of the Fittest

Assisted by extra reading time made available by a round trip to south Africa, I have just finished reading Survival of the Fittest by Mike Stroud. This is not a typical physical adventures read, though parts of the book are hard to put down. It a book written by a medical doctor with a serious interest in what extremes the human body can be taken to and quite a lot of practical experience of doing just that.

He uses both of own experienence of doing extreme events such as crossing the Antarctic, running 7 marathons in 7 days and the various Eco-challanges in teams ages from 30 to 74. For example, he explains how the body controls extremes of heat and why it may malfunction.

In short its a very practical read if you are interested in pushing your own physical limts or just living a better quality of life into your more senior years.

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