{Weekly Roundup!} Volume 22

IN VOLUME 22: EVERYONE NEEDS TO DEADLIFT // GRILLED PLANTAINS WITH BROWN SUGAR BUTTER GLAZE // 5 TIPS FOR PRODUCTIVITY // WHAT WE NEED TO LEARN TO LIVE FITTER LIVES // 8 HABITS OF HIGHLY FIT PEOPLE

 

NUTRITION

WHAT WE NEED TO LEARN TO LIVE FITTER LIVES

"Agedness has been the focus – trying to live longer and to survive the end years. But ageing itself has not been the focus. It’s been the domain of people who’ve given us pills and potions, it’s a marketer’s dream, but in terms of science it’s a black hole. And it’s one of my primary interests." -Finlay Macdonald
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METABOLISM AND OBSESITY: THE OVERWEIGHT PERSON'S METABOLISM IS DIFFERENT

"The most common misconception about Insulin resistance (IR) is that it is all or nothing. There is the assumption that you HAVE or CATCH insulin resistance. People, and even healthcare providers, talk about it as if it is always a systemic thing. But it is not. " -Jade Teta
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THIS FITNESS BLOGGER WANTS YOU TO SCREW THE NUMBER ON YOUR SCALE AND HAS THE PICS TO PROVE WHY

"Want proof that your weight doesn't matter? Look at the Instagram post from fitness blogger Kelsey Wells, which shows her body first at 145 pounds, then 122 pounds, then 140 pounds. Spoiler alert: the transition from one weight to the next isn't what you think." -Jamie Lutz
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GRILLED PLANTAINS WITH BROWN SUGAR BUTTER GLAZE

"And as if grilled plantains weren’t delicious enough as is, he takes it to a whole new level with a brown sugar butter glaze that you baste onto the plantains while cooking. I’ve since replicated this recipe twice on my own to make sure I had the technique down before sharing it here. (Something I always like to do!) I cooked them on both gas and charcoal grills and the results have been wonderful both times." -Jen Decurtins
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TRAINING

EVERYONE NEEDS TO DEADLIFT

"Whether you want to lift up your kids without blowing out your back or you are trying to deadlift your car for reps, being able to hip hinge properly is an integral component to reducing injury risk as well as attaining a high level of performance." -Tony Gentilcore
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4 YOGA POSES TO MASTER AFTER CONQUERING CROW POSE

"You did it—you mastered crow pose. And while you once believed that conquering crow was all it would take to feel like a true yogi, checking it off the list has left you more motivated than ever to finally master that ever-so-coveted headstand." -Maureen Quirk
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BEING UNFIT MAY BE ALMOST AS BAD FOR YOU AS SMOKING

"Being out of shape could be more harmful to health and longevity than most people expect, according to a new, long-term study of middle-aged men. The study finds that poor physical fitness may be second only to smoking as a risk factor for premature death." -Gretchen Reynolds
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LIFESTYLE

8 HABITS OF HIGHLY FIT PEOPLE

"Why are some able to get fit and stay fit while others struggle to do so? As life coach Tony Robbins says, “Success leaves clues.” The following slides are those clues -- behaviors, characteristics and strategies top fitness authorities say their most successful clients routinely practice and exhibit." -Patrick Striet
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5 TIPS FOR PRODUCTIVITY

" Every day is different and things morph and change, but I've found a few ways to make the most of my limited time to hustle. Hustling doesn't mean you need to be starting a business or a blog, but rather that you want to get more done and become more." Kilee, One Little Mama 
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THE CIRCLE OF LIFE

"So, I've been seeing a lot of chatter lately on social media about how companies have shifted their hiring practices to find the young, attractive, fit, up-and-coming millennials over more seasoned individuals. I feel compelled to call out the myths that are being perpetuated in all of these rants." -Alex Hernandez
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WHY HAVING YEAR LONG GOALS DOESN'T WORK

"Humans are wonderful at starting projects that never get finished. We fantasize grand, lofty goals but once we start climbing the mountain of the magnificent goal we desire to conquer we stop and stare in awe at how far we have to go. We’re aware of the inevitable obstacles and momentary struggles. We realize it’s much easier to stop, turn around, and continue on the smooth path we were traveling." -Nia Shanks
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