It’s Saturday! I’ve been feeling crummy all day long–looks like we’re back to those days. It’s no fun over here, since my stomach is upset, my head hurts, and my teeth hurt too (I know, it’s like WHAT?!). And when I feel physically bad, I have a hard time not feeling emotionally bad as well. So rather than ramble on about that, I thought I’d take today as an opportunity to start a new weekly feature! I’m calling it Body of Knowledge, and I’ll be rounding up the best the web has to offer on the week in health and fitness, and body-loving goodness. So sit back, relax, and enjoy! And if you have something to contribute, whether it’s something you came across or something you wrote, send it my way so I can link up to it in the future!
- In one of my favorite bits of the New York Times, Gina Kolata reports on how you can stand on a shaking platform for a while and improve your athletic performance for a very short period of time! No one knows why!
- Radiolab explores what makes Diane Van Deren one of the greatest ultra-runners in the world. (Also worth checking out if you haven’t already is their ‘Finding Emilie‘ story. It’s not about me.)
- Runner’s World asks two experts to weigh in on whether you can be both fit and fat.
- Need a reminder of how awesome and diverse women are? Check out TED’s index of talks by women.
- Did you think you were supposed to eat with your mouth? Sanz Plans explains why you should consider eating with your mind instead.
- Are you in the market for clothing that inspires? Check out Balancing Act Clothing (and stay tuned for a BAC giveaway right here on this very blog!)
- Matt from the Athlete’s Plate has some great tips for grocery shopping that’s green while saving you some green.
- And of course Embrace:Me is on Facebook. So you should go on over there and show some love for it!