Thursday, April 10, 2014

In Other Words

Recover with 110%
A wonderful short & sweet list of 10 ways to aid recovery from athletic endeavors. The giveaway featured on the post is no longer active, but the information is timeless!

A Visual Guide to Nuts 
I love nuts. All kinds of nuts. This guide from Epicurious shows you what the nuts look like, and has information about the characteristics of each nut paired with recipes. A lot of people are scared of fats, but eating nuts has been shown in myriad studies to be helpful for your health. Do not read this if you are hungry!

How to Pick a Personal Trainer
When my foot is healed I am planning to hire a trainer to help me make a more advanced strength training program and ensure that I’m performing exercises correctly. This amazing post is long but highly detailed and informative. Anyone thinking about hiring a trainer or becoming one needs to read this post.

This Infographic Shows the Phytonutrients You Need to Stay Healthy 
If you can’t tell by now, I love infographics. They’re a great way to deliver information in an easily digestible way. This one discusses food groups by color, as color is usually determined by the type of phytonutrients in the food. This is why I always try to eat a rainbow every day!

Harnessing the Power of Self-Identity
I wrote a post recently about identity and shortly after I came across this much more in depth piece on the same topic. I don’t totally buy into the Primal stuff on this blog, but the posts are always thoughtful. Self-identity is a key to making sustainable changes and this article discusses how we can modify our self-identities.

New evidence linking fruit and vegetable consumption with lower mortality
We are bombarded with scientific studies every day, and can often be misled when we don’t take the time to read them carefully. I heard of one recently that denigrated vegetarian diets, but only had something like 2% vegetarian subjects of a sample of thousands. The short and simple of this one: “Eating seven or more portions of fruit and vegetables a day reduces your risk of death at any point in time by 42 percent compared to eating less than one portion, reports a new study.” This is great advice, and really not especially hard to implement even on a omnivore diet.

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