{Weekly Roundup!} Volume 23

IN VOLUME 23: LOADED GOAT CHEESE BAKED SWEET POTATOES // BEING OVERWEIGHT AGES PEOPLES' BRAINS // EXERCISE FOR BUSY PEOPLE // WHY 'COMPLY OR DIE' DOESN'T WORK FOR FAT LOSS // WHY HAVING A STRONG PELVIC FLOOR ISN'T ENOUGH

 

NUTRITION

LOADED GOAT CHEESE BAKED SWEET POTATOES

"Goat cheese is one of our favorite cheeses to splurge on (compared to regular shredded mozzarella and cheddar types). A delightful application for it? Baked sweet potatoes. Along with spicy kale and crispy bacon? Even better" -Rachel Schultz
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BEATING THE HEAT- ICED CRIO BRU TO GO!

"So when I KNOW I have to go out and run errands in the heat, I prepare myself with one of my favorite, cold, energy-filled, Summery drinks. Iced Crio Bru! Crio Bru is a coffee alternative, that I typically drink hot, but in the Summer time, it's AWESOME brewed and cold too!" -The House of Smiths
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WHY "COMPLY OR DIE" DOESN'T WORK FOR FAT LOSS

"It’s a strategy I now call, “Comply or die,” and it’s a terrible approach. Why? Because it’s lazy and unoriginal. It leaves zero room for growth and learning and most importantly, it leaves clients and “dieters” more defeated than ever. " -Jill Coleman
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BAKED PARMESAN HERB TOMATOES

"This recipe is very easy to put together, and works well as a last-minute side dish for any summertime meal. If you keep a few basic ingredients on hand, you can whip this up at a moment’s notice any night of the week." -Dara Michalski
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TRAINING

TWO OVERLOOKED WAYS TO MAKE CONTINUOUS PROGRESS

"So, here are four important ways you can increase your strength, make your training session more interesting, and help you consistently make progress, no matter what type of strength training you’re into." -Jennifer Blake
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WHY HAVING A STRONG PELVIC FLOOR ISN'T ENOUGH

"In order to identify the root cause of the issue and to successfully treat the problem, an integrated approach is necessary. Pelvic floor dysfunction is best treated by a team—the patient, her physical therapist, her OB/GYN, her coach/trainer, and possibly other professionals such as a Urogynecologist.." -Ann Wendel
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EXERCISE FOR BUSY PEOPLE

"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? " -Danny Coleman
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THE SCIENCE BEHIND SPRINTER USAIN BOLT'S SPEED

"Bolt is no different from every other incredibly fast man, hitting his top speed of about 27 miles per hour at about the 70-meter mark. From there, his speed drops, if only by a few hundredths of a second for each 10 meters, but in a race that is determined by whiskers, every fraction of a second is vital." -Matthew Futterman
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LIFESTYLE

THINGS THAT SHOULD ACTUALLY BE RELATIONSHIP GOALS

"Look up “relationship goals” on any social media site. What comes up are photos and posts about couples spoiling each other with expensive gifts, tons of food or even doing basic things like working out together... Actual goals that couples should strive for have nothing to do with how much money is spent on each other or how much food they eat together, they should be something like the ones listed below. " -Katherine Hoffman
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UK'S OLDEST FITNESS INSTRUCTOR IS STILL TEACHING TWO CLASSES PER WEEK

"Meet the UK's oldest fitness instructor who is still teaching two classes a week thanks to her daily brandy at the age of 99. Minnie Solomons has been teaching keep fit classes for 50 years and shows no sign of slowing down even after having a hip operation." -Matt Hunter 
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BEING OVERWEIGHT 'AGES PEOPLES' BRAINS'

"Brains naturally lose white matter - the part of the brain that transmits information - as people age. But a Cambridge University team found that loss was exacerbated with extra weight - so an overweight 50-year-old had a lean 60-year-old's brain." -Dr. Lisa Ronan
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LETTING GO OF THESE TWO WORDS WILL MAKE YOU FEEL MORE POWERFUL

"But it doesn’t really work that way, does it? Shame doesn’t inspire us to work harder or smarter. It simply keeps us feeling small. And I’m done feeling small; for the rest of my life, I refuse to play small. I’m playing BIG—as big as my heart, mind, soul, and body possibly can. That’s the game I’m playing.." -Neghar Fonooni
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