The Best Health and Fitness Articles of the Week #169

It’s been a while since I’ve published one of these “weekly” updates. I was pretty good about doing these every single week for several years but after my daughter was born, life became too busy. I want to try to do more of these updates again, but I won’t be doing them weekly. I just don’t have time. But hopefully you find them useful on the occasions when I do publish them. 😀


The Ultimate Guide to Intermittent Fasting

After a video featuring Terry Crews talking about the benefits of intermittent fasting has gone viral, there has been a massive increase of interest in the topic.

This article from JenReviews.com provides a ton of great information about the benefits of intermittent fasting, suggested meals, the different types of fasts that you can try, how to plan an intermittent fast into your schedule (using Martin Berkhan’s protocol, oh yeah!), and some of the challenges you can expect along the way. It’s a very thorough and helpful article for anyone interested in intermittent fasting.



Microwave Paleo Bread

This is so easy! It only requires a few basic ingredients too; 1/2 cup almond flour, 1 egg, 1/2 tsp. baking powder, and a pinch of salt. Mix it all up in a mug and microwave for 90 seconds. Quick hamburger buns! 😉



LifePaint from Volvo

You spray this paint on your bike, clothes, helmet or anything else. It becomes reflective at night, but completely invisible during the day. This is so cool! Riding in the dark is scary but this should make you feel a little safer, especially when riding on the road.



Sleep With Me Podcast

As we all know, getting enough sleep is one of the most important and beneficial things you can do for your health. If you have trouble getting to sleep at night, check out this podcast. The host of the show speaks slow and softly and tells a “boring bedtime story” designed to help you fall asleep within an hour. Most listeners say they never make it to the end before falling asleep. I’m one of those people who fall asleep within 5 minutes of laying down, so there’s no reason for me to listen, but I’m sure some of you out there might find this useful.



Do Bay Leaves Even Do Anything?

This is an ingredient that you’ll find in a lot of recipes in your journey of eating healthy. I’ve cooked for most of my life because my family is full of great cooks, and even one former professional chef. So I’m very familiar with bay leaves and how they work. For me, there is a definite difference in foods like soup or beans when using bay leaves. But if you don’t have a lot of experience with bay leaves or cooking in general, you’re probably a lot like the author of this article who tested various forms of bay leaves in cooked rice.