{Weekly Roundup!} Volume 28

IN VOLUME 28: PERFECT PALEO BANANA BREAD // DO MY THIGHS LOOK BIG IN THIS? // 7 SMALL THINGS THAT WILL STEAL YOUR HAPPINESS // A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING FLEXIBILITY // DOES STARTING FAST MAKE EXERCISE MORE ENJOYABLE?

 

NUTRITION

HOW THE SUGAR INDUSTRY SHIFTED BLAME TO FAT

"The sugar industry paid scientists in the 1960s to play down the link between sugar and heart disease and promote saturated fat as the culprit instead, newly released historical documents show. The internal sugar industry documents, recently discovered by a researcher at the University of California, San Francisco, and published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine, suggest that five decades of research into the role of nutrition and heart disease, including many of today’s dietary recommendations, may have been largely shaped by the sugar industry." -Anahad O'Connor

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SPICE RUBBED GRILLED CHICKEN

"If I had a dollar for every piece of chicken my family eats during the year, I’d be booking flights to somewhere very idyllic and tropical. When you eat something that often, it’s imperative that you have numerous tricks up your sleeve to keep things interesting. Herbs and spices, both fresh and dried, are a fantastic way to add flavor to any cut of meat." -Dara Michalski
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PERFECT PALEO BANANA BREAD

"I originally shared this Paleo Banana Bread recipe in 2013. It’s received hundreds of glowing reviews and remains one of the top three recipes on my blog…for good reason! It’s easy to prep with no mixer required, has short ingredients list, is gluten-free and Paleo-friendly and tastes delicious. I’ve made this recipe over and over again and I’m always amazed by how similar it tastes to regular banana bread." -Jen Decurtins
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FOOD SEQUENCING? EATING ORDER? WHY PROTEIN & FAT BEFORE CARBS HELPS FAT LOSS

"There are many different ways to think about food. Unfortunately, the view that calories are all that matter continues to dominate most discussions around food. Anyone who says calories don’t matter when it comes to weight loss is either ignorant of the vast amount of research showing it does, or is just denying it. These types have little credibility in discussions of weight loss and nutrition." -Jade Teta
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TRAINING

A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING FLEXIBILITY

"Flexibility is the ability to voluntarily control movement through to the end ranges of motion. It’s a measure of how much the muscles in question can stretch. Static flexibility refers to the ability to hold a stretch without moving, whereas dynamic flexibility refers to the ability to move through a full range of motion." -Applied Movement Neurology
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DO MY THIGHS LOOK BIG IN THIS?

"Most of us have muscles that have adapted to being at a desk. When you start lifting weights, your muscles will almost immediately start to get stronger and more toned. As a result, if you’re lifting leg weights, it’s likely your jeans will start to feel a little more snug around the thigh area. But there’s no need to be alarmed – it just means that what you’re doing is working." -Bryce Hastings

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BODYPUMP: NOT YOUR AVERAGE WORKOUT

"Powering through a workout after a long day can be grueling. We can all relate to those days when you just aren’t feeling it. But adding music to a high-energy routine can be just the fix you need. That’s where the Les Mills’ barbell full body workout, BODYPUMP™, comes in." -Danielle Rines
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HOW MUCH CARDIO VS. HOW MUCH STRENGTH TRAINING SHOULD I DO?

"For most women, it’s to look good, feel good, and feel healthy and strong.  That type of programming is going to look different than someone who wants to run a marathon or compete in CrossFit. This article is going to focus on women who want to look and feel amazing, healthy and strong (otherwise known as, balance!)" -Molly Galbraith

 

DOES STARTING FAST MAKE EXERCISE MORE ENJOYABLE?

"For those who imagine that (contrary to all the existing evidence) humans behave rationally, exercise presents a riddle. Surveys indicate that nearly everyone understands the benefits of exercise; and yet objective studies using accelerometers find that as few as 3.2 percent of adults get the recommended amount of exercise. Why don’t people do what they know is good for them?" -Alex Hutchinson
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LIFESTYLE

PUSHUPS OVER PILLS: THE BEST PRESCRIPTION?

"Research now clearly shows that physical activity will prevent – and even reverse – many chronic health conditions. Exercise expert Jim Stinear explains the dangers of physical inactivity, and the role of clinical exercise physiologists in the future of medicine." -Margo White
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7 SMALL HABITS THAT WILL STEAL YOUR HAPPINESS

"It is usually pretty easy to become a happier person.It is also quite easy to rob yourself of your own happiness. To make yourself more miserable and add a big bowl of suffering to your day. It is common thing, people do it every day all over the world." -Hendrick Edberg
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A LIFESTYLE CHOICE: GETTING FIT

"Here's a sad fact: About half of those who start a new exercise program abandon it within three to six months. The reason is no mystery—people are lazy. It's not our fault. Evolution has instilled in each of us a strong instinct to avoid unnecessary exertion. So if you want to build a lasting exercise habit, you need to overcome this instinct." -Matt Fitzgerald
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