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21 Dec

Weekend Link Love – Edition 29

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.

You want comments? We got comments:

Imagine you’re George Clooney. Take a moment to admire your grooming and wit. Okay, now imagine someone walks up to you and asks, “What’s your name?” You say, “I’m George Clooney.” Or maybe you say, “I’m the Clooninator!” You don’t say “I’m George of George Clooney Sells Movies Blog” and you certainly don’t say, “I’m Clooney Weight Loss Plan”. So while spam is technically meat, it ain’t anywhere near Primal. Please nickname yourself something your friends would call you.

  1. Hey Mark,

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

    All the Best,

    Andrew R

    Andrew R - Go Healthy Go Fit wrote on December 21st, 2008
  2. Thanks for the link!

    Sasquatch wrote on December 21st, 2008
  3. Xylitol is toxic for dogs. Need I say more? (Ignoring chocolate, of course…)

    Russell wrote on December 21st, 2008
  4. 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.

    charlotte wrote on December 21st, 2008

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