Before we get started, today’s a special day because I’m celebrating 4 years of marriage with my husband, Shane!
I freakin’ love that man
I confess that I totally slacked on my news reading this week Usually I keep up with cnn, foxnews, today show, and GMA, but this week, the only thing I can remember at ALL is that dang Trader Joe’s recall of the peanut butter. And I think that’s already been talked to death, so I won’t beat that dead horse
What I have wanted to discuss with ya’ll is some facts and studies I’ve been reading about in my beloved magazines. This week’s stash:
I love magazines, but it’s pretty annoying to either keep stacks and stacks around the house, or random pages torn out and in a folder or cabinet to be forgotten about. Hashtag – annoying! But I’ve found a solution! Shane’s completely ecstatic that I’ve been slowly transitioning my magazine “keepers” to an electronic avenue:
As I’m reading a magazine and come across something I want to share/retain/reference, I just snap a pic of it with my iPhone! So instead of stock piles of magazines in my house, I have tons of screen shots to read through.
Some of the more exciting ones I want to talk with you all about today:
- Eating fruits and veggies can help you quit smoking
- A couple glasses of wine can provide good bacteria for your gut
- When people are blindfolded, they had 6% less power in a leg press
- Anxious exercisers don’t recovery as quickly
- Doing cardio before lifting can limit the number of reps you can crank out
Have you ever tried closing your eyes to make an exercises more difficult?
Do you do cardio or weights first?
I have my clients close their eyes to make an exercise harder when increasing the intensity in other ways isn’t an option. I typically do cardio and lifting on separate days – so no issue there for me!