Thursday, January 26, 2012
Health Bites: Food for Thought
Posted by Diana Renata
I can't believe the wealth of healthy information is floating around the web. Some of it can really get you thinking!
Like it or not Paleo/Primal eating is, for many, about weight loss. It can be very much about vanity a lot of the time. One thing we have to keep in perspective is the reality of our expectations- or whether our expectations are reasonable. There's a fantastic article over at Fast Paleo about just that, and it was a nice reminder of what's important, and that form follows function.
There's a lot of contention about what constitutes "Chronic Cardio" and I find myself being more aware of it now that I'm back to the gym and running again. I was pleased to find an article by Al Kavadlo about running, and how it's not the devil people make it out to be.
I really liked this article about Ironman champion Chrissie Wellington about how to push past your limits and train harder and reach your goals. You bet I'm keeping it in mind for this summer's Warrior Dash. She's incredibly motivating.
Studies are boring, and I hate reading them, but every once in a while something interesting pops up. This one is worth sharing, and I can attest to it from personal experience. Acute Sleep Deprivation Enhances the Brain's Response to Hedonic Food Stimuli.
Everybody knows exercise is good for you. Scientists are now beginning to understand WHY it's good for you. So not only does exercise turn white fat brown, but it helps you Recycle too! Even more motivation to get to the gym every day.
And lastly, here's a little motivation to get up out of that chair, or detach yourself from the couch. LifeHacker tells you How Sitting All Day is Damaging Your Body and How You Can Counteract It.
Wow, that's practically a whole meal! Sleep more, get off the couch, run a little, find a goal and strive for it, and don't worry too much about the vanity.