A repository of useful fitness, food, and wellness links:
01/25/2015 “Advice is not criticism.”
01/24/2015 “A high-protein diet heavy on lean meat, poultry, fish, and vegetables, and light on grains, beans, and dairy,” recommends Dr. Peter D’Adamo. Between The Blood Type Workout and the Blood Type Diet, it seems like Type O Positives (like me) should be ravaging the gym and grocery store like a caveman. “You tend to be strong and athletic — gotta love those powerful arms and legs — and, because you’re no longer chasing your meals, crave high-intensity workouts like interval training, running, and plyometrics.” Maybe it’s worth giving the Paleo Diet another glance, after all.
01/23/2015 Quinoa: It’s not just for dinner anymore.
01/21/2015 “It never ceases to amaze me: we all love ourselves more than other people, but care more about their opinion than our own.” —Marcus Aurelius
01/17/2015 “The greatest gift you can give to somebody is your own personal development. I used to say, ‘If you will take care of me, I will take care of you.’ Now I say, ‘I will take care of me for you, if you will take care of you for me.'” —Jim Rohn
01/17/2015 “If you want the benefits of something in life, you have to also want the costs.” —Mark Manson
01/16/2015 A beautiful visual accompaniment to David Foster Wallace’s inspiring 2005 “This is Water” speech.
01/16/2015 “I begin each day of my life with a ritual: I wake up at 5:30 a.m., put on workout clothes, my leg warmers, my sweatshirt, and my hat. I walk outside my Manhattan home, hail a taxi, and tell the driver to take me to the Pumping Iron gym at 91st street and First Avenue, where I work out for two hours. The ritual is not stretching and weight training I put my body through each morning at the gym; the ritual is the cab. The moment I tell the driver where to go I have completed the ritual.” —Twyla Tharp
01/15/2015 On the health benefits of (extra virgin) olive oil.
01/15/2015 The most comprehensive & informative article (I’ve read) on the curious evolution of “nutritionism.”
01/15/2015 “Never wallow in your troubles; despair must be kept private and brief.” —Werner Herzog
01/14/2015 Pretty much everything you’ll ever need to know about butter.
01/14/2015 “Day one is the point of no return.” —Werner Herzog
01/14/2015 A detailed introduction to BCAAs, and their positive impact on protein synthesis.
01/14/2015 Cardio before lifting could promote a huge boost in testosterone levels.
01/14/2015 All calories are not equal, and furthermore: “Counting calories is misguided.”
01/13/2015 “If you never leave your comfort zone you will always think you’re comfortable, until it’s too late and things become very uncomfortable.” —Stephen Landau
01/08/2015 “If you find yourself consistently giving too many fucks about trivial shit that bothers you — your ex-girlfriend’s new Facebook picture, how quickly the batteries die in the TV remote, missing out on yet another 2-for-1 sale on hand sanitizer — chances are you don’t have much going on in your life to give a legitimate fuck about. And that’s your real problem. Not the hand sanitizer. In life, our fucks must be spent on something. There really is no such thing as not giving a fuck. The question is simply how we each choose to allot our fucks. You only get a limited amount of fucks to give over your lifetime, so you must spend them with care.” —Mark Manson
01/08/2015 “If you allow for food intake at night as part of your overall plan, you may actually improve weight loss.” —Dr. Charlie Seltzer
01/08/2015 On how sleeping helps take out our neural trash, and why skipping a night’s rest may be doing irreparable damage.
01/08/2015 On why our brains need sleep & the benefits of a well-rested mind.
01/08/2015 “Your detoxing juice cleanse is bullshit”
01/07/2015 On how stress and cortisol are hindering weight loss plans.
01/06/2015 Insight into the research connecting the dots between inflammation and depression.
01/06/2015 “The way you treat yourself informs the way you treat others.” —Stephanie Soler
01/06/2015 The question of “What happens if I don’t change?” is a powerful one. On building a mission over a resolution…
01/06/2015 “Vitamin D regulates the creation of both serotonin and immune regulatory cells.” —Dr. Rhonda Patrick
01/05/2015 A fascinating look into sweeteners, dissecting agave and the balancing act between fructose and glucose, and more on the potentially toxic nature of fructose (…and sugar in general, actually).
01/05/2015 Instead of making resolutions, introduce keystone habits into your life. What are keystone habits, exactly? “A keystone habit is a behavior or routine that naturally pulls the rest of your life in line. For example, weightlifting is my keystone habit. If I get to the gym, then it creates a ripple effect in other areas of my life. Not only do I get the benefits of working out, I enjoy a wide range of secondary benefits. I focus better after the workout. I tend to eat better when I’m working out consistently. I sleep better at night and wake up with more energy in the morning.”
01/04/2015 “Here Is What A Juice Cleanse Does To Your Body”
01/02/2015 Abandoning resolutions this year in favor of focusing on my “used to be“s.