The Best Health and Fitness Articles of the Week #148 – High Fat Healthy Meals, Tips on Eating More Offal, and Common Mistakes Athletes Make With Yoga


Four Fatty (But Healthy!) Power Meals to Fuel Your Day

These all sound like great meals and I plan to try each one of them, with slight changes for my own dietary preferences. I actually have a can of sardines that I’ve been trying to figure out how to use, so maybe I’ll throw them into a salad.

Soy-dairy protein blend increases muscle mass, study shows

This double-blind study took 16 healthy subjects and found that a protein blend containing soy increased amino acid delivery for an hour longer than using a single protein source (whey protein isolate). The blend contained 25% isolated soy protein, 25% whey protein isolate, and 50% caseinate.

Weight loss success: Draw Something match helps man lose 400 pounds

Brian Flemming lost 400 lbs. in only two years. That’s quite the success story! I hope he’s able to keep it off in the long run.

Studies Show Long-Term Effects of Cannabis on the Brain

Pro-marijuana advocates always say things like “marijuana has never killed anybody,” or “nobody has ever overdosed on marijuana,” which may be true, but that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t do irreparable damage to a users brain. I hope the legalization of marijuana in states such as Colorado (where I live), doesn’t have major repercussions on future generations. Shortly after reading this post, I also came across another interesting article from a psychiatrist who claims that marijuana had destructive effects on children and adults. I’m not against marijuana, but I do question its safety.

The 7-Day Biceps Cure

The author claims that this method can add 1/4th inch to your arms in only a week and that you can continue doing your regular routine without issue. I’m in!

Tart cherry juice may help insomniacs sleep

A friend of mine mentioned this to me a couple of years ago when I was having trouble sleeping. I bought some, but it didn’t work for me. Of course that doesn’t mean it won’t work for you! My sleep issues were probably related to something else that tart cherry juice couldn’t fix. I rarely have problems sleeping now so whatever my problem was, I seemed to have corrected it.

Tips and Tricks for Eating more Offal

There are a ton of articles out there that talk about the benefits of eating offal (organ meats) and tips on how to sneak it into our diets. The reason people keep writing about it is because everybody struggles with it! This is one of the best articles on this topic that I’ve read yet. Lots of tips!

Chipotle Menu Now Practically 100 Percent GMO-Free

This is great news! I was really disappointed when I found out how much of Chipotle’s menu was GMO. I even drastically cut back on how often I would eat there, and I’m addicted to Chipotle! It’s good to hear that the only thing left on the menu that might contain GMO ingredients are the corn and flour tortillas, and they’re working on new recipes to fix that.

The Best Time of Day to Do Just About Anything

Looking for a new job? Schedule interviews early in the morning to be more memorable. Want to get more out of your morning coffee? Wait until your natural morning alertness wears off (around 9:30am), and then drink your coffee. Read this article to learn why you should do cardio around 6pm, shop for groceries around 8pm, and go to sleep around 10pm.

The 5 Most Common Errors Athletes Make With Yoga

Most yoga-related content online is basic and useless. It’s recycled from all the other garbage content online. But not this article. This article is written by an expert yoga instructor who actually has a lot of knowledge about mobility and body mechanics. Give this one a read to learn why you shouldn’t use yoga as a stretching routine, why you shouldn’t do Bikram yoga, dangerous yoga poses you should avoid, and how to pick a yoga instructor that won’t give you a spine injury.

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