The Internet has been brewing with lots of interesting information on healthy living. Here are some of the links I’ve found worthwhile as of late. I hope you find them useful as well!
This caught my eye because my “reward” for finishing the half-marathon (which is coming up this weekend – eek!!!) is a trip to the local specialty running store, where I’m going to get fitted for proper shoes. I probably should have done that a long time ago – having the proper footwear is an important part of running – but better late than never!
Most of the time I head to the gym in an old, ratty t-shirt, but sometimes the fancy-schmancy stuff is nice! (And sweat-wicking materials are so much more breathable.) But let’s face it; workout clothes can be tough on the wallet (Lululemon, anyone?). Here SparkPeople shares some money-saving tips. My favorite? Visit discount stores. I’ve gotten so many brand-name shirts and shorts super cheap at T.J. Maxx!
This dude runs a lot…and he eats a lot. Check out how he fuels without consuming any animal products.
Here are some great tips for finding that extra boost of motivation – whether it be for your exercise routine, your ambitious around-the-house project, or any other goal you have in mind. My favorite? Let go of the outcome. Because in the end, the effort is more important anyway.
Several solid studies are showing that skimping on the zzzzzzz’s leads to an increased appetite – and hence increased food intake – the following day. Getting enough rest is just as important for your health as eating healthy and exercising!
This blog is all about balance, right? Here Zen Habits breaks the concept down to five basic habits that promote a balanced lifestyle. So simple, yet sometimes so difficult to achieve! (Especially that little one about patience…definitely not my strong suit!)
It is possible to have too much of a good thing. This article addresses the problem of going overboard with exercise – using it as a coping mechanism, but to an extreme. Symptoms include exercising for hours at a time, exercising even when you’re sick, refusing to take rest or recovery days, and feeling anxious or depressed when you can’t exercise.
Have you come across any interesting links lately? Do share!
What’s your preferred workout attire? Do you splurge on the good stuff? Why or why not?