Hi friends! One last roundup post while I wrap up vacation. These are health and wellness posts/articles from the archives, blogs I follow and from readers!
Health & Wellness Posts to Read
A good read this time of year if you’re heading off to college or have a child about to do so. Hindsight is 20/20, right??
Peace Pits: DIY Aluminum-Free Deodorant Paste via The Hippy Homemaker
I had the pleasure of meeting Christina in New Hampshire and she is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to natural home and beauty solutions. This is her DIY recipe for natural deodorant–check it out!
A big change in my health and happiness happened when I shifted my focus to what my body can do rather than on how it looks. Don’t get me wrong, I definitely DO care about my appearance, and I think that’s absolutely fine, but my self worth isn’t myopically fixated to it anymore. My body can run a marathon, do push ups without modifying, hold a plank for over five minutes, finish a Barry’s Bootcamp class without throwing up (haha)–these accomplishments are so much healthier to focus on than what my stomach looks like in a bikini.
Tips for Working Out with Weak or Injured Wrists via Lifting Revolution
I hear this ALL THE TIME from clients: I can’t do this [push up/plank/etc] because my wrists hurt. There are muscles in our wrists so just like any other body part, they can be strengthened. There are also ways to avoid putting unnecessary stress on them. Love these two posts from Lifting Revolution on the topic.
Ok, this isn’t an article but I couldn’t do a health and wellness roundup without including Rich Roll. I’m obsessed with his podcast! He interviews people across the spectrum of fitness, nutrition, business, thought leadership–if you’re not a listener, you’re missing out!
What Do We Deserve? by Erin Bailey
This post went viral the other week and showed up several times on my Facebook feed with HEATED comment threads. It’s about cat-calling and men making offensive remarks to women in public (scratching the surface of the whole rape culture issue, I’d say). Warning: The comment section on the article is … yikes. Some intelligent dissenting opinions but also some vial, offensive trolling. If you want to avoid the negativity, I’d skip it.
Does Alcohol Limit Muscle Growth? via Muscle and Strength
This article breaks down some scientific studies looking at the effect alcohol consumption post-exercise has on muscle growth.
Alright we’re officially back to our regularly scheduled blog program tomorrow. Vacation mode: Off. 😉