Monday, April 23, 2012

Monday Afternoon Links ~ 4.23.12

Here are the links that have my mind and body buzzing this week:

10 Foods That Should Be Banned from Food Courts
This is both enlightening and depressing.  I always thought I was making a healthy choice when I went for the bourbon chicken.  Boooo.  But hey, on the bright side, the article does mention Louis CK.  And he is the man.

10 Foods to Avoid Before Bed
Guilty of almost of all of these, oops.

10 Health Mistakes You're Making Right Now Because You Think You're Too Busy
Eerily accurate, but motivating at the same time.

45 Healthy Foods to Make and Never Buy Again
I'm super excited to make my own salsa and oatmeal.  Lots of great ideas on here!

5 Common Nutrient Deficiencies
Do any apply to you?  I take a vitamin B12 supplement every morning since I'm prone to anxiety/stress, but I need to concentrate on these others as well.  A very good read!

5 Supernutritious Superfoods
I need to get some chia seeds stat.  Woohoo, chocolate, by the way!

The Art of Sleeping
A Tory Burch guest post on the Huffington Post.  Love her, love the article.

The Benefits of Outdoor Exercise
It's finally that time of year!  Head outdoors for some beneficial body boosting!

Fitness Any Way You Can
A ton of great tips on how to make your daily routine packed with more fitness.

Get on the Ball: Crunches
I've been wanting to take advantage of the exercise ball for crunches in my gym for a while.  With this handy-dandy little guide, I think I'll finally have the guts to do it!

Getting a Tax Refund?  Healthy Ways to Spend It
If you're one of the lucky ones who received a tax refund this year, here are some great tips on investing that extra cash on something beneficial for your body and mind.

What Americans Fear vs. What Americans SHOULD Fear [Infographic]
A new approach on rationalizing fear.  It brings up a bunch of interesting health-related issues - for example, why we should be focusing on keeping our hearts healthy, instead of not swimming in the ocean because we're afraid of shark attacks.

What You Do Matters
Tiny Buddha tells us why we're all important!  An ego booster and inspiring, as well.

Why Religion is Linked with Better Health and Well-Being
A very interesting examination.  Worth a read.


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