Weekly Fitness Reads: 4/27/15

The internet is a scary place when it comes to information, especially when it comes to fitness and nutrition. One google search can give you a million conflicting opinions. Sifting through the mess can be a difficult, confusing endeavor. Ain’t nobody got time for that, well almost nobody. I do have time for that. In this weekly post, I’ll do the work for you and provide you with some of the finest articles from the far reaches of the fitness blogosphere.

http://askgeorgie.com/make-habits-not-rules/

Nailed it. That’s all I can really say about this.

http://www.syattfitness.com/fat-loss/5-of-the-worlds-healthiest-foods-that-are-actually-making-you-fat/

A refreshing dose of dietary common sense used to explain how even healthy foods can lead to weight gain when consumed in large amounts. And let’s be real here, who DOESN’T prefer to eat avocados at every meal?

http://www.precisionnutrition.com/how-to-fight-depression-naturally-with-nutrition

While depression is obviously very complex, and there is no cure all, I do feel it makes intuitive sense that how we eat affects how our brains work. This article goes into some depth about what the research says regarding how nutrition influences mental health. I feel this is an oft neglected, yet fairly straightforward concept that can do a lot of good when used with other methods of fighting depression.

“Consider this: 60 liters of blood are pumped into your brain every hour, providing oxygen, removing waste products, and delivering nutrients. If that blood is nutrient-deficient, or carrying junk that doesn’t belong, it’s going to interfere with your brain’s function”

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