{Weekly Roundup!} Volume 24

IN VOLUME 24: (SO SOFT!) ZUCCHINI PUMPKIN MUFFINS // WHY YOU SHOULD FLEX #EVERYDAMNDAY FOR MOBILITY GAINS // TIME-DELAYED EATING LEADS TO BETTER FOOD CHOICES // THE FORMULA TO A BETTER RUN // THE 3 HAPPINESS KILLERS

 

NUTRITION

(SO SOFT!) PUMPKIN ZUCCHINI MUFFINS

"We are getting to that point at the end of summer where I feel sentimental and also a little nervous. I must get everything in before August is out! But also, I adore Fall and cannot wait to do everything that comes along with it. Just like these next couple weeks, these muffins bridge the gap between summer and fall – Summer in those perfectly ripened zucchinis, and Fall in all-pumpkin-everything, of course." -Rachel Schultz
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TIME-DELAYED EATING LEADS TO BETTER FOOD CHOICES

"Want to improve your diet? Try time-delayed eating — ordering (or at least choosing) your food long before you plan to eat it. A series of experiments at Carnegie Mellon University found that when there was a significant delay between the time a person ordered their food and the time they planned on eating it, they chose lower-calorie meals." -Roni Caryn Rabin
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BREASTFEEDING: HOW WHAT YOU EAT IMPACTS YOU AND YOUR BABY

"In addition to providing the ideal combination of nutrients your newborn baby needs to thrive, breastfeeding benefits you, both psychologically and physiologically. For example, breastfeeding can help guard against postpartum depression, helps forms a strong bond between you and your baby, and reduces your long-term risk of Type 2 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and breast cancer. " -Cassandra Forsythe
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TRAINING

THREE SPEEDS. HOW TO TRAIN HARD, RECOVER FAST, & NOT BE STUPID

"When I think of a “workout,” I think of speeds.  Your metabolism is like an engine. It can be revving at full throttle, burning fast and furious. Let’s call this red.  It can be set in cruise control, and coasting down the highway. This we’ll call yellow. It can be in idle or turned off parked in the garage. This is green." -Jade Teta
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THE FORMULA TO A BETTER RUN

"Running can be an exhilarating way to get in shape, the sport is straightforward and is a test of endurance. Runners typically lace up the sneakers, go at their own pace outside or on the track and it’s the same straight routine. But Reebok running expert Chris Hinshaw says this type of monotonous training is doing more harm than good." -Danielle Rines

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THE BENEFITS OF USING THE FMS WITHIN USA GYMNASTICS

"Remember when you were a kid, watching the clock at the end of the school day, and the second hand moved slower than it did for all of the other minutes combined? Welcome to a blitz. It’s one minute of any exercise you choose. Yep, just one minute and you’re done. Sounds easy enough, right? " -Dave Tilley
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WHY YOU SHOULD FLEX #EVERYDAMNDAY FOR MOBILITY GAINS

"The good thing about all this is that it makes both fitness professionals and the general population rethink what they previously thought about what the human body is capable of. The downside however, is that many people subsequently try to either duplicate or “one up” what they see at the drop of a hat, without the prerequisite joint integrity and strength to do so." -Dan Cerone
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LIFESTYLE

THE SIMPLE SECRET TO GETTING (ALMOST) ANYTHING YOU WANT

"I've seen people get badass salaries, girlfriends, and lives by believing they deserve it. What you get in life isn't really what you deserve, but what you think you deserve. If you look at people who are successful they start by aiming high and by not accepting a low offer. " -Quora
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THE 3 HAPPINESS KILLERS

"The reasons they are so destructive to our happiness is because they transfer responsibility of our happiness to other people or things. There’s is always something or someone we can blame for our problems. Our parents. Our girlfriend or boyfriend. Traffic. Our boss. Trump. Obama. The weather. That entire bag of popcorn that left me on the toilet." -Danny Coleman 
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THIS ONE TWEET ABOUT KATIE LEDECKY IS THE PERFECT FEMINIST RESPONSE TO AN INFURIATING CLAIM

"The swimmer's accomplishments are absolutely incredible, but appallingly, that's not what some people have been focusing on. Made after the infuriatingclaim that she "swims like a man," this one tweet about Ledecky's abilities uses a feminist response to slap the haters in the face and remind them that women can dominate the field — or the pool — just as well as men can." -Hilary E. Crawford
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86-YEAR-OLD MAKES AMAZING TRANSFORMATION WITH YOGA
"This kind of news never gets old. (Pun intended.) At almost 87-years-young Anna Pesce is inspiring people of all ages with her incredible transformation thanks to her new dedication to yoga practice. For decades, Pesce suffered from severe kyphosis — a hunchback-like posture that left her in a lot of pain. The condition was a result of a herniated disc, scoliosis and osteoporosis." -YD News
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