A March Miscellany

Here are some links to recent articles on a variety of health and fitness topics:

This piece from Shape magazine suggests how sometimes the best of exercise intentions can work against you: http://tinyurl.com/6lhlxqf 

The good news is, cancer rates overall are declining. The bad news, in case we need any more incentive to manage our weight and protect our skin, is that tanning and obesity are running against the trend: http://tinyurl.com/ckhynp8

The barefoot/minimalist running trend is still getting a lot of attention – not all of it good. Runners’ World reports a class-action lawsuit against Vibram FiveFingers: http://tinyurl.com/7f579bk

We’ve known for a while that even for those of us who are regular exercisers, sitting for long periods is unhealthy. Here’s more evidence, and some tips for breaking the sitting habit: http://tinyurl.com/8xx32uv

Not just for runners – Runners’ World lists 50 weight loss tips http://tinyurl.com/83kpko6

And since I just don’t feel right about doing a blog post without providing something to chew on – literally – here’s a recipe for an easy and healthy hors d’oeuvre, Hummus and Cucumber Appetizer Bites: http://tinyurl.com/7223vo5


posted by Barb


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