Top Health, Nutrition and Fitness Articles – 12 March 2015
Each Thursday I publish a list of the top articles from around the net in three categories: Healthy Recipes & Cooking, Health & Nutrition, and Physical Fitness.
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Top Article of the Week
Passive vs Active Foot for Squatting Performance – Tony Gentilcore
Quick and to the point, with a less-than-2-minute video to visually explain the benefits of active foot squatting and how that will affect the depth of your squat – which is not a bad thing.
What I really appreciated about this article is how Tony qualifies what he means when cueing “knees out”. Excellent coaching here!
Top Healthy Recipes & Cooking Articles
Slow-Cooked Coconut Curry Chicken Recipe – Christopher Clark
Simple, fast, easy and healthy. Using a slow cooker is a huge time saver to create bulk meals as part of your weekly meal planning, or to save time by having your dinner ready to enjoy when you get home from work.
Cilantro Jalapeño Hummus – Rebecca Lindamood
Hummus is so good for you and this is an easy recipe. It also stores well in the freezer. Use this dip as an appetizer, at parties, or for healthy mid-day snacks with fresh-cut vegetables. You can also use it as a spread in sandwiches instead of mayonnaise.
Simple Roasted Parsnips – Katie Webster
Another simple recipe for a hearty, delicious, and often over-looked vegetable. Roasting is one of the best ways to enhance flavour in vegetables.
Top Health & Nutrition Articles
The Life-Changing Loaf of Bread – Sara Britton
This loaf looks incredible and dense! It would make for a filling mid-afternoon snack. Enjoy with fresh-cut vegetables or increase the protein with some peanut or almond butter, hummus or cottage cheese.
While not a fad (but fasted cardio and intermittent fasting are trending), it’s not for everyone. Read more to find out if this is an option for you.
A Spotlight on Protein – Jessica Scott
Fantastic summary of why we need protein, how it works and how much you should eat.
Great explanation of which oil to use for high heat frying, when you can use other oils, as well as what oils you should never eat.
Top Physical Fitness Articles
3 Shoulder Killers to Avoid – Scott Abel
Thank you! I could not agree more. I cringe every time I see someone perform a kipping pull-up at the gym. Seriously – if I were a physiotherapist I’d be advertising to cross-fitters and making a bloody fortune treating their injuries!
What is a Foam Roller, How Do I Use it and Why Does it Hurt? – Jeff Kuhland
Get on the floor and roll, baby! You’ll hate it at first, but you’ll love how you feel after.
Eat Well – Move Often – Be Well!