Weekly Fitness Reads: 7/27/15

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://amydix.com/excuse-me-how-missed-workouts-diet-fails-and-fitness-rationalizations-can-lead-our-clients-to-change/

The industry needs so much more of this. While the author here is speaking to trainers in particular, I feel anyone on a fitness journey can benefit from reading this piece as it will give perspective on why certain aspects of change may feel like putting 2 same charge magnets together.

http://anymanfitness.com/why-is-fitness-so-difficult/

Building off the last linked article, fitness is, in fact, pretty damn hard. But why? WHHHYYYYY?!?!?! Well, this piece does a great job of answering this topic with the proper context. I have to say basically every advice and bit of perspective here is solid.

http://www.weightymatters.ca/2015/07/new-obesity-study-from-annals-of.html

People tend to freak out whenever a new study comes out. Or, let me rephrase that: people tend to freak out when the media misrepresents the data of a new study. I often see people throwing their hands up in frustration at the seeming inconsistency of “science”, when in reality science is extremely consistent, you just have to look closely at the studies themselves and not Huffington Posts summary of it. This article gives a nice example of how poor study design and oversimplification lead to misconceptions and confusion.

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