Tag: weekend link love
With the holidays behind us (well, there is still New Year’s to go) most big temptations are behind us, but 60 in 3’s 6 way to avoid temptations can always come in handy.
Conditioning Research published the results of another recent study that suggests a low carb diet is “effective for improving and reversing type 2 diabetes.”
Dr. John Briffa echoes a sentiment I made recently; if you must take antiobiotics be sure to take some probiotics to protect your gut.
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.
Health isn’t a game. Unless you live in Manchester. Then you can score points and win prizes! Head over to Diet Blog and find out how the government is sponsoring a city-wide health rewards program.
Zen Habits uses the Okinawa Diet Rules as a guide to keeping the holidays healthy.
Go green for the holidays….by eating avocados. MizFit tries out the unusual (yet tasty?) avocado smoothie.
Sugar can be addictive. And not just mildly addictive but hardcore-cocaine-kill-for-it addictive. Or such is the case in New Jersey mice. FitSugar has the scoop on sugarholicism.
Stephen King – novelist, master of horror, dietitian?. That’s Fit discusses King’s new short story about the ever creepy, ever scary….stationary bike!
Holiday season is in full swing. If you’re like the average person, you’ll gain 4 pounds. If you’re like Grok, you won’t. The IF Life has a great list of tips to survive the holidays. (Avoid Vince Vaughn Christmas movies for one).
And speaking of the holidays, nothing says ‘Christmas’ like yuletide jerky. Guest poster and frequent commenter Son of Grok has a few good tips on homemade jerky.
You’d fire your mechanic if he didn’t fix your car, you’d fire your plumber if he didn’t fix your toilet, so why don’t you fire your personal trainer if he doesn’t fix your body? The IF Life has a wonderful article on 10 things your personal trainer won’t tell you.
If you’re in the mood for a chuckle, read Coed Fitness Tips’ Spartan Training Rules. Then go out and release a barbaric yop even mightier than Leonidas’s.
Want something even funnier? Pay Now Live Later reveals a super serious study about how high carbohydrate diets increase longevity. Serious, serious stuff.
Exactly how long have humans been “counting calories?” Look to the Diet Blog for a witty, brief history of dieting.
Preemption (n.) [legal euphemism]: The process of being sucker punched by a pharmaceutical company. Watch this video over at Pharmalot to learn more.
I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again, extreme cardio just doesn’t end well. The Gear Junkie illustrates just the icky side effects of too much running. (thanks for the link, Mario!)
What is antigravity yoga? FitSugar explains the new fitness trend of combining yoga with circus. And for an irreverent approach, read Elastic Waist?s antigravity yoga experience.
Don?t let flue season get the best of you. Read HealthBolt?s tips for winter colds.
Two big meals per day, or eighteen tiny meals? The IF Life explains why eating more meals does NOT speed up your metabolism.
Whether or not you?re weathering the economic crisis, No Magic Pill has a wonderful list of cost effective ways to live healthy.
Getting in shape used to be tough, but thanks to lowered standards, fitness is now more achievable than ever! Michael R. Eades M.D. comments on the government’s idiotic attempt to make fitness easier just by changing the guidelines!
Remember the Heart Attack Grill from a few weeks ago? Well, a new local eatery is trying to raise the bar of gross American consumption by running the world’s Largest Pizza Delivery.
But, enough with burgers and pizza. Cook up something Primal. Eat. Move. Thrive. serves up a delicious pork and peppers recipe for the enduring Primal chef.
Taking a lead from last week’s plyometric post, Andrew from Go Healthy Go Fit incorporates plyometrics into a jump rope routine.
Do you read product labels on autopilot when shopping? Do you think the supermarkets have some nerve putting the low-fat, high sugar items in the ‘healthy living’ section? You might just be a low carber. But if you’re not sure, Musclehack has 38 more clues in this tongue-in-cheek list, You Know You’re a Low Carber When… (here’s one: You know you’re a low carber when you read Mark’s Daily Apple every day, even on weekends).
Where would E.T. be without Reese?s Pieces? Where would Cookie Monster be without cookies? Where would America?s children be without the salacious abundance of product placement creeping right into the plot lines of Saturday morning cartoons? Probably a lot healthier. Shaping Youth tackles the invasiveness of product placement in kids programming.
Get Simple! Zen to Fitness has several simple methods of easing the frazzled mind and reducing the cacophony of small decisions typical of modern living.