Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Recommended Reads - December 2nd

Can you believe it's December already?  The end of the year always sneaks up so fast it seems.  I propose that when we turn the clocks back an hour in October, we actually turn them back a full month to prevent this.  Brilliant, right?  While we all wait for that to happen, here's a few great articles to read in the meantime.

The Glute March
This is such a simple exercise that can be done practically anywhere.  If you are stuck behind a computer all day, I can't stress how important this is.  Take a break from your desk and throw a couple in here and there.  Sitting for long periods of time results in weak glutes and tight hips, which can manifest in low back pain among other things.  Start marching to activate your glutes and open up your hips!

A Big Fat Mistake
In a nutshell, here's why I don't shy away from beef, pork and egg yolks.  Try focusing your dietary efforts toward cutting back on refined carbohydrates and see what happens.

The No New Gifts Holiday Challenge
This is definitely a bold challenge.  I'm not sure I could accept it 100 percent, but everyone should make some effort when holiday shopping to think beyond what can be wrapped in pretty boxes and placed under the tree.  Plan a special holiday date with your significant other, travel to see family (thanks for the plane tickets, Mom and Dad!), or donate to your favorite charity.  The best things in life are the ones money can't buy.

Have a great weekend!

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