I’m a bit behind with my Weekly Spin. What gives? The Victoria Day long weekend in Canada was a 4-day vacation for me and I simply got side-tracked, and dare I say it, a bit lazy the week after. Life is like that. Sometimes we lose focus on what we want and need to do. I know that I need to write. More. Often. PERIOD. It’s also a thing that scares me the most, because I know that my honest and personally revealing writings are my best work. Stay tuned! I am on track to deliver some meaningful writings.

In the meantime, here are some useful health and fitness tips for the week.

Sunscreen: The Good and the Bad

I think this is a bit of a ‘buyer beware’ article, since I don’t know who the writer is, or her qualifications. However, the information is useful and one can easily use Google to learn more about the chemicals you probably want to avoid in sunscreens.

Vitamin D: The Next Cold & Flu Cure-All?

I’ve been reading a lot about the benefits of Vitamin D, and how it can also improve testosterone production in men. I’m going to have a blood test done to see what my Vitamin D level is. I’m excited to know the result considering I spend a lot of time outdoors on a daily basis walking my dog.

The Perfect Pushup and Variations

Here’s a great description and video of the perfect pushup: http://www.scrawnytobrawny.com/the-perfect-push-up-challenge.

I did 3 sets of 10 reps and a fourth set of 20 reps during my workout this week. Love the one-second hold above the ground. If you found this too easy, then add some variations like these, just because you’re a masochist!

7 Lies of Health & Fitness

Tom Dyer is a friend of mine and he and his business partner, Gavin, run Ultimate City Bootcamps in London, UK. They’ve just launched a 14-day fat burning program that is worth the investment. These guys know what they are talking about and they have the physiques to prove it. Check out Gavin’s article on what he considers to be some of the biggest fitness lies.

All About Nutrition & Mercury Toxicity

Everything you need to know about mercury toxicity from Precision Nutrition. How to best avoid it, minimize it and reduce its use in industrial production.

9 Training Strategies for Knee Pain

Great strength training techniques to deal with knee pain, starting with basic, corrective exercises for a beginner or someone just out of an injury, to more complex movements for a more advanced lifter.

Shout-Out

And finally, a shout-out to a great blog I just discovered from a (former?) member of the Adelaide Club, where I train my clients. Beth is a great person. I’ve chatted with her a few times on the gym floor and was fascinated to read her story about having Asperger’s Syndrome. Read her blog here.

Until next week, be well!

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  • Tom @ UCB

    Great roundup Darren. Something in there for everyone. Been increasing my Vit D lately. Thanks for posting and the information. T

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