A quick roundup of new and useful health-related resources from around the web.[Authority Nutrition] 7 Science-based health benefits of drinking enough water [Life Hacker] Why “Eat less, move more” is the least helpful diet advice ever [Robb Wolf] Is your stress ruining your health and your performance? [Mark’s Daily Apple] Why you should have a morning routine [T-Nation] The 5 best ways to get stronger [Authority Nutrition] The Blood Type Diet: An evidence-based review [Dr. Mercola] How much sleep is enough? [Greatist] 9 Protein-packed chia seed pudding recipes [Breaking Muscle] You move as well as you eat: The link between food and gait [Paleo Hacks] The best time to exercise [Mark’s Daily Apple] 6 Foreign health concepts from around the globe [Greatist] This high-intensity workout leaves no muscle untouched [Paleo Hacks] Getting better sleep by sleeping like a Caveman (and why you’re probably doing it wrong) [Whole 9 Life] Why organic matters [Mark’s Daily Apple] Why is regaining weight so common? [Greatist] 51 Easy and healthy veggie sides that will outshine any entree [Breaking Muscle] Live long and prosper: Fitness for mature athletes [Paleo Hacks] Paleo Egg Salad [Whole 9 Life] The mental side of fitness
Bonus pep talk on the Motivation Secret of Quitting Tomorrow by Precision Nutrition:
If you’re struggling with your fitness goals, feel free to quit. Just do it tomorrow…
- Did you just start cleaning up your diet and reducing processed foods?
- Did you just start a new and more intensive exercise program?
Here’s some news: It’s going to suck sometimes, and there is nothing you can really do about that until your body adapts.
You’re going to have moments of weakness when you want nothing more than a bag of chips or a pack of Twinkies. Days when you can barely drag yourself to the gym.
In Special Operations Forces selection a commonly used saying is: “Finish out today and quit tomorrow.”
- You promise yourself that you will never quit in the middle of an evolution.
- You would wait until the end of the day, when the intensity of the moment had passed.
- Of course, at the end of the day, you will look back on the incident that made you want to quit, realize it wasn’t so bad – and feel good about your decision to continue.
- Invariably, this simple trick would pull you through.
So my advice is when you want to give up: Quit tomorrow.
Nourish yourself with healthy food today. Get yourself to the gym and do that set today. And tomorrow, if you want that Pop Tart or you need a rest, go ahead and take it.
But I’m betting the urge to quit will be gone! Instead, when tomorrow dawns, you’ll feel just a bit healthier, a little less dependent on sugar, a little stronger. You’ll have harnessed self-herding in your favor. And you’ll be one step closer to your goals.
Are you taking responsibility and action for your health? Or are you just being a passive bystander and taking whatever happens to come your way?
Action creates results: https://tiny.cc/ActionCreatesResults