Every weekend I publish a recap of the best health and fitness articles I’ve read over the past week. Here are my favorites.
I’ve never been chased by a dog when I’ve been out running, but I’ve always worried about it. We’re so vulnerable out on the trails and there’s nowhere to go. Here are some excellent “dos” and “don’ts” to prevent being bitten.
According to one study, you can increase muscle protein synthesis more by consuming a large amount of whey protein immediately after exercise as opposed to several smaller doses. A second study shows that muscle protein synthesis is 33% greater when consuming a leucine-enriched protein beverage as compared to a lower-leucine beverage. Obviously being vegan, I can’t consume whey, but this info can certainly be adapted to a vegan diet.
I love infographics because they make statistics interesting and fun to read. This one is no different and it’s one of the most thorough infographics I’ve seen. Great stuff!
I was just looking for information like this for the Warrior Dash last weekend. I did find a few tips before I left, but this article mentions most of what you need to know.
I can’t use the recipes provided here, but I really like the generic meal plan. It’s hard to find information regarding morning workouts, so this is super-helpful for me.
I have to admit that I found this article kinda boring, but skip to the end to get to the recipes. I really need to start including veggies in my morning shakes.
I’m not happy with the title of this post, because it’s definitely not the “ultimate” guide to intermittent fasting, but it is a handy and quick guide for anyone just learning about intermittent fasting. As this article mentions, visit Martin Berkhans site if you want to learn everything there is to know about intermittent fasting.