Lord, have mercy! We have been sick, sick, sick at my house. There is a terrible stomach virus – norovirus? – raging in these parts and if you have escaped it, feel blessed. This is on top of bouts of flu and vertigo we’ve had at our house the past few weeks. Throw in a few family medical emergencies and baby A’s sleeplessness, and you can see why I am calling for mercy!
But, alas, I have still found some goodies to share from around the web the past few weeks. Here we go:
You may have heard of Tabata, but did you know there are various forms of HIIT (high-intensity interval training)? Find the one that is best for you here. Thanks to my friend Carmen at Mindful Health and Wellness for this link!
I’ve offered up two recipes for sardines : a scramble and a salad. Here are two more that look delish. As a reminder, if you eat them with the bones, you get 20% of the RDA of calcium plus loads of anti-inflammatory Omega-3s.
You’ll find interesting information about associations (not causation, mind you!) between childhood events and the onset of smoking here. Parental separation and divorce, along with alcohol or drug use was associated with ever smoking for both men and women.
I saw this on Twitter this week from notable running expert Jeff Galloway and it made me want to cry:
Avoid a long stride (walking or running). Running with more of a shuffle (feet close to the ground) reduces the chance of many injuries.
— JeffGalloway (@JeffGalloway) March 21, 2013
If you run with a shuffle, you aren’t likely to get a full hip extension, which means you are short-circuiting your glutes, which means you are setting yourself up for a host of lower body problems including pelvic floor dysfunction, lower back pain, knee pain and hip pain. I cannot recommend this article from The Vital Gaitway enough. It’s title suggests it’s all about the knees, and it is, but it’s really about how to properly stride while walking so as to promote health, extend your hips, recruit your glutes, and avoid injury. You simply cannot “shuffle” as Galloway suggests you should be, and maintain a healthful gait.
Primally Inspired is on an Easter cooking tear and we get to benefit! Look at these coconut flour-based citrus cupcakes. Or, maybe you are missing a certain candy egg right about now? How about her Cadbury-inspired egg recipe here?
Speaking of eggs, if you are looking to dye them naturally, here is a good primer. It is lots of fun seeing what colors you can create with what’s in your kitchen.
Preparing It Paleo has come up with a new recipe – Cinnamon Roll Bundt Cake. Her brownies and chocolate cake are fab, so I know this will be, too.
Have you visited the blog, Considering You? Start with this post about Mary’s and Allie’s relationships with exercise. They’re down-to-earth, realistic and open. Then, check out their great post about how “low fat” is making folks fat!
That’s all the energy I can muster for today. Hopefully I will be 100% next week and living in the land of wellness instead of sickness!
Happy holidays to all who are celebrating!