News around the ‘net

While I am buried in work, I thought I would share some interesting articles that have crossed my vision this week.

Nutrition survival guide – What you should and shouldn’t listen to about all the diet information out there and how to pick your way through it and not be a diet zombie.

TL,DR? “It’s best to focus on the few, important things that produce the majority of the results and don’t cause you unnecessary stress. Stick to the basics and the details will fall in line with your preferences and lifestyle.

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This is a good article to make sure you have a good relationship with exercise. Like food, it is easy to have a dysfunctional relationship with exercise, and unfortunately you see this on a lot of blogs. Having a healthy relationship with exercise

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This is an article about how those activity trackers try to record your activity – and what works and doesn’t. What your tracker sees. I love how it shows more activity dipping into a bag of chips than doing biceps curls!

When I wore the GoWear Fit, I had to wear in on my leg when cycling because it just recorded me as sitting if I wore it on my arm.

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Just for fun – it seems the wreck of Columbus’ ship, the Santa Maria, has been found off the coast of Haiti! Following careful description of Columbus’ diary to find the right location, looks like we have a winner! Did they find the Santa Maria?

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And filed under the category of  “Just NO” would be cricket flour! Yes, exactly what that says. Just in case you wanted a new way to get in protein, here comes Cricket flour. And wouldn’t you know they also have apple cinnamon cricket flour and red pepper and cilantro flavor. Mmmmm, tasty.

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26 thoughts on “News around the ‘net

    1. Lori Post author

      And you know, the crickets they use eat an organic diet. Darn bugs probably eat better than I do!

  1. Sandy

    Crickets!! Are you kidding me. Oh my, the mind boggles. I suspect one would need a whole lot of crickets to make flour. I have seen giant woks full of crickets being deep fried in Thailand. I suppose in flour form you can get the protein without putting your eye out with a crunchy bit. Eeeeew.
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    1. Lori Post author

      I always find it interesting how many cultures eat bugs and love them. I just can’t do it. LOL!

  2. debby

    Are you a history buff? How do you find these links? The exercise and nutrition articles were excellent. I am going to go back and read them more thoroughly, and also look at the links they provided.

    And the cricket flour? Loved your paragraph on that.
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    1. Lori Post author

      Even ground up they still look like bugs. Who wants to use a crunchy dark brown flour? Not me!

  3. Kitty

    Interesting articles. I’ve seen the one on the activity monitors before. That is one reason I use a heart rate monitor when doing non-stepped based exercise (like when I was using the rower earlier today). The heart rate monitor talks to Digifit who talks to Fitbit and gives it a better calorie burn based upon what my heart rate did while I was rowing.
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    1. Lori Post author

      I enjoyed the GoWear Fit when I used it. I also have a heart rate monitor, but then decided to go device free because it made my exercise more free and fun.

  4. Helen

    When I lived in Zambia, consumption of things like crickets and other insects was common. I bet that flour would be a hit over there!

    In my circle of exercising friends #2 in that article is the one that causes the most debate. I mean, I don’t have an issue with rest days but I know people who simply refuse to have a complete day of rest. They have to take a walk or something. Whatever, you go right ahead and I’ll enjoy my time at the beach lol!
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    1. Lori Post author

      I like to move every day, but I don’t like to exercise every day – if that makes sense. On a rest day, I don’t walk at a fast past. Or I count shopping as exercise 😀

  5. Chris

    I live in a southern state with lots of Mexican restaurants and one here used to sell crickets. I am in my same state now on vacation and saw some crickets for sale in a gift shop (one flavor sour cream and onions, the other I can’t remember) I never ate any and don’t desire to.

  6. Cammy@TippyToeDiet

    Good links! Well, except the cricket flour one. 🙂

    I agree with Helen on the rest day problem. I see so many people upset that their performance in their chosen activity isn’t where they want it to be, and yet they won’t even consider that their body might not be properly rested or fueled. These are machines we’re walking around in and machines need maintenance!
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  7. Kim

    I think the fitness trackers are fascinating. I’ve been wearing my FitBit all of 2014 and really only use it for steps. The only time it says I’m “active” is when I’m running. Most of my other workouts don’t even register which is funny because there are always burpees and jumping involved!!
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  8. Kim

    I think the fitness trackers are fascinating. I’ve been wearing my FitBit all of 2014 and really only use it for steps. The only time it says I’m “active” is when I’m running. Most of my other workouts don’t even register which is funny because there are always burpees and jumping involved!!
    Kim´s last blog post ..The Day I Gave Up

  9. Kim

    I think the fitness trackers are fascinating. I’ve been wearing my FitBit all of 2014 and really only use it for steps. The only time it says I’m “active” is when I’m running. Most of my other workouts don’t even register which is funny because there are always burpees and jumping involved!!
    Kim´s last blog post ..The Day I Gave Up

  10. Kim

    I think the fitness trackers are fascinating. I’ve been wearing my FitBit all of 2014 and really only use it for steps. The only time it says I’m “active” is when I’m running. Most of my other workouts don’t even register which is funny because there are always burpees and jumping involved!!
    Kim´s last blog post ..The Day I Gave Up

  11. Fran

    Gross: cricket flour!

    I’m with Kim on the Fitbit. I love it and it tracks the walking and running which in my opinion counts if you have a steps tracker. If I do a squat or bicep curl it’s not a step and I don’t even want it tracked.

    As for the exercise. I try to walk every day but for me walking is not exercise, it’s relaxing. I walk usually at a brisk pace but often stop to make a photo or let Bella sniff around. Running and my workout DVD’s count as real exercise and from that I take rest days.

    It’s funny that I was just talking to a colleague of mine yesterday (I don’t really like her and don’t talk to her much). But she’s is skinny, too skinny, she even says so herself. She says it’s because she burns fast and exercises a lot. So I mentioned that she might be obsessed with exercise and she agreed to that. She needs to exercise everyday while I have no problems taking a rest day. This is not healthy in my opinion.

    1. Lori Post author

      I don’t always count walking as exercise – it depends on how fast I am going. Sometimes I just like to be outside and walking just to get out. I guess the same thing with biking. Sometimes it is just an easy ride around the neighborhood.

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