{Weekly Roundup!} Volume 20

IN VOLUME 20: HOW EXERCISE SHAPES YOU, FAR BEYOND THE GYM // SPAGHETTI SQUASH WITH GRILLED CHICKEN & ASPARAGUS //WHY I'LL NEVER BE "THE SKINNIEST" AND WHY I'M OK WITH THAT // FEMALE ATHLETES FIGHT EXPECTATIONS FOR PERFECTION ONLINE // A REVOLUTION IN CARDIO TRAINING

 

NUTRITION

SPAGHETTI SQUASH WITH GRILLED CHICKEN AND ASPARAGUS

"A debate about juicing has raged for decades, thanks in part to an American bodybuilder named Jack LaLanne, who sold juicers on television and credited them with his robust health, which lasted until he died in his nineties." -Kristin, FoodFash
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HOW TO LOSE BELLY FAT - THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO

"Most people are very motivated to lose belly at. Unfortunately, they usually have NO idea how to make it happen. The good news is that we know exactly what needs to occur to experience measurable reductions in belly fat. " -Poliquin Group Editorial Staff
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HOMEMADE TAHINI TUMERIC DRESSING

"This homemade tahini turmeric dressing is a delicious way to break away from bottled dressings when you’re making salads at home. Tahini is a paste made from sesame seeds and turmeric is a spice well-known for it’s anti-inflammatory properties." -Jen Decurtins
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CONSTIPATION AND UNDERSTANDING THE 6-F MODEL

"You haven’t used the bathroom in days. When you have been able to go, it has felt incomplete.  Your abdomen feels distended and uncomfortable. Wanting to solve your problem, you head to the internet and search, “how to solve constipation” or “what to do if you can’t go number 2.” (I like rhymes so personally I would use the second search term. I also have the potty humor of a 4 year old which is why this blog is the perfect one for me to write)." - Jade Teta

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TRAINING

HOW PHYSICAL EXERCISE MAKES YOUR BRAIN WORK BETTER

"Scientists are showing that the runner’s high and the yogi’s tranquility have profound effects on your brain. Moreover, specific physical activities can markedly alter its structure in precise ways." -Ben Martynoga
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HOW EXERCISE SHAPES YOU, FAR BEYOND THE GYM

"What’s remarkable and encouraging about these studies is that the subjects weren’t exercising at heroic intensities or volumes. They were simply doing something that was physically challenging for them – going from no exercise to some exercise; one need not be an elite athlete or fitness nerd to reap the bulletproofing benefits of exercise." -Bradley Stulberg
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A REVOLUTION IN CARDIO TRAINING

"With Cardio Peak Training you have a manageable, long-term workout option that will drive results in the shape of increased cardio-vascular fitness and reduced excess body fat. Unlike with its challenging cousin HIIT, there is no risk of overdoing it." -Emma Hogan
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EXERCISE, FOR A HEALTHIER PREGNANCY

"Should a woman exert her body when there’s another body growing inside of it? My gut reaction is that it seems risky—maybe that’s just because TV has given me an image of pregnancy as a time of bedrest and ice-cream eating, and very little exertion. And pregnant women are often told about the importance of rest." -Julie Beck

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LIFESTYLE

TEN SIMPLES TRUTHS ABOUT BODY COMPOSITION NOBODY WANTS TO BELIEVE

"Taking action is the most important factor when it comes to changing your body. Without action, you’ve got nothing but a lot of blah blah blah and excuses. Success happens when you jump right in. Start today." -Poliquin Group Editorial Staff
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FEMALE ATHLETES FIGHT EXPECTATIONS FOR PERFECTION ONLINE

"Compare the number of photos hashtagged #perfect to the ones tagged #real, and the 28.5 million post difference easily proves where society’s expectations lie. If the age of social media has taught us one thing, it’s that women are supposed to be perky, pretty, pouty and most of all perfect." -Blair Hammond
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WHY I'LL NEVER BE "THE SKINNIEST" AND WHY I'M OK WITH THAT

"You can walk into any gym, store, church or school and find a lot of girls who weigh less and wear smaller clothes than me. This has bothered me in the past. After all, I am an aerobics instructor, right?" -Clare Smith
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