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December 21, 2008

Weekend Link Love – Edition 29

By Worker Bee

Remember when Andrew of Go Healthy Go Fit rounded up a list of bloggers’ favorite workout songs (including 5 of mine)? Well, now he’s come out with the top 10 workout songs for the holidays, though I honestly can’t imagine running wind sprints to Sinatra’s “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.”

The Great Fitness experiment has hilarious post about wardrobe malfunctions at the gym. It’s funny because it’s true.

Just how bad is corn oil? Whole Health Source digs back through studies old and new to show the relation between vegetable oil and weight gain.

Are you yawning? How about now? Does just reading about yawning make you yawn? Discovery News explains yawning. Spoiler: It cools your BRAINS!!!

And speaking of brains, Modern Forager does a good job explaining how the brain learns.

If you’re not tired of Biggest Loser blog posts yet, Elastic Waist has a post about how Biggest Loser contestants are regaining weight (As if you need more evidence that extreme, quick-fix dieting doesn’t work).

The “Duh” study of the week: Watching television makes you fat. Conditioning Research sums the study up nicely.

It has fewer calories and doesn’t have the same effect on blood sugar levels as sucrose, but is xylitol trustworthy? Check out Methuselah’s take on xylitol as part of his series on sugar and sweeteners over at Pay Now, Live Later.

and last, but not least…

60 in 3 posted a video on his favorite exercise of the day: Dumbbell Pushups with Rotation.

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Andrew R - Go Healthy Go Fit
8 years 7 months ago

Hey Mark,

Thanks for the great links and the link love! Gotta love the holiday music for your cooldown.

All the Best,

Andrew R

8 years 7 months ago

Thanks for the link!

8 years 7 months ago

Xylitol is toxic for dogs. Need I say more? (Ignoring chocolate, of course…)

8 years 7 months ago

Thanks for the link love guys! And I’m glad you highlighted the Elastic Waist article too – crash diets = great television but no great health.