Saturday, June 27, 2015

Regular Guy Reads of the Week: June 27th

Sorry for skipping last week. I kept putting it off, and ultimately decided I didn't have enough good stuff to bother. This week has been hit or miss, but here's a pretty good sampling. Enjoy!

Why I Quit Coffee: Sorry, but not me. But if you get the jitters or have a high heart rate, give it a read.

How Much Caffeine Is in Coffee? Scientific breakdown that can help with the above article. The short answer: a fair amount, but not a ton.

17 Fitness Tips That Will Actually Make You Psyched to Work Out: Good motivation. Just skip number-one -- it's total BS.

The Cardio Vs. Weights Cheat Sheet: Among other things, this lays out why the first tip from the above article is BS. As I've said: You gotta do both.

Is Fat Shaming a Bad Thing: A composite of opinions. The consensus seems to be that maybe the pendulum has swung too far in the other direction.

Why Fat Shaming Doesn't Promote Health and What You Can Do Instead: This. All day.

Fat Shaming Vs. Body Acceptance: Is It Okay to Be Fat? Noticing a trend today? "Where do we draw the line between telling people 'love who you are, no matter what' and 'you are killing yourself with your lifestyle choices, and you need to change?'”

It's Okay to Be a Lightweight: Not quite what you think. Alex Hutchinson suggests that working to failure -- not the amount you lift -- is the most important factor in strength training.

More Than Two Thirds of Americans Are Overweight or Obese: Needs no explanation.

At All Ages, Exercisers Weigh Less: An interesting take on the debate over exercise vs. diet for weight loss. Conclusion: Changing your diet will help more initially, but once the "easy pounds" have come off, exercise is your best bet.

18 Ways to Maximize Your Workout for Weight Loss: Some good common-sense tips from Harper's Bazaar.

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