Tuesday, March 4, 2014

In Other Words

Kelly McGonigal: How to make stress your friend
One of the better TED Talks I've seen recently. Watching this made me really think about what stress means and how I can approach it in my life.

What 100 Calories Looks Like: Veggie Edition 
This handy little chart shows how much veggie you get for 100 calories which should make it obvious why I choose to eat plant foods…I can eat more food!! As you can see, 14 Brussels sprouts not only gets you 106 calories but also provides 8.4g of protein!

10 Simple Ways to Eat Healthy Without Thinking
This article is probably different than what you’d think based on the headline. It’s about physical things like the shape/color of your plate and how they influence food choice. Smaller plates cause you to eat less, but not just because you can fit less food on them. Find out why!

How to Foam Roll Like a Pro
I heard about foam rolling well before I actually ordered one, and now I’m mad at myself for waiting so long! Barring this foot issue, foam rolling has drastically improved my ability to recover from runs. It’s like magic. I do it almost every day when I’m training, and find that after work is a good time for me.

6 Offbeat Veggies Worth a Try
If you read my Sunday tip from a few weeks ago, you know that an easy way to make healthy changes is to add new things to your life. This article includes some of my favorite veg with recipes for each one.

What an Average Runner Can Learn From the Winter Olympics 
I collect these links over a few weeks and obviously the Winter Olympics have passed, but I think the sentiment of this article is timeless. Doug’s blog is great if you’re a fellow runner.

FDA’s new food label: much improved!
There has been some great food news recently. This article outlines the changes to US food labels that are forthcoming. I think they’re okay, what I like most is that it tells you what one serving is in several places. Serving sizes are also being updated to more realistic quantities. Other good things: universal school lunches & limits on marketing processed food in schools, and Brazil’s new (amazing) food guidelines.

What Do You Value? 
While I’m not in the best head space right now to self-evaluate, I think that knowing what your values are is extremely important. I included this post because it’s awesome and so I can come back to it when I’m mentally ready.

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