Health and fitness news links to love #6

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Welcome to my gathering of health and fitness news links to love.  These are the headlines that popped out at me during the week that I just had to bookmark for later reading .. and to share with you all because I know you will find them interesting too!

So to get things started the news links that caught my eye during the past week that I just had to bookmark are:

Scientists blow the myth on cancer and sunscreens

Although this was a study done in Sweden there is still some merit to it and we near the end of our Summer! {The Unbound Spirit}

5 Exercises to get your glutes fired up

Lazy glutes can lead to postural imbalances and a weak core. I also find simple glute activation exercises helpful to release any tightness in my QL (quadratus lumborum) and take the pressure of any muscles I may be using INSTEAD of my glutes. Kind of like a wake up call. {Breaking Muscle}

Is intermittent fasting for you?

Any take on giving your digestion a break and becoming more mindful of what thy put in thy mouth. There are some downsides too. {Breaking Muscle}

Everyday mindful exercises for stress relief

Handy tips that you can do on the go and not feel like you have to zone out to achieve. {About Health}

EAT your water for weight loss

This articles takes on the old adage of crowding out the bad stuff with the good stuff and that is just what fibrous water-rich foods do.{About Health}


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  • Lynda – all about mama.

    Hi Karla,

    Thanks for your linkups. I’ve gotta say that sunscreen article annoyed me a bit. Yes I agree that we need vitamin D3 where the sun is the best source but surely common sense has to prevail. This is all we and good in colder countries but we in Australia live in an extremely hot country and many of us whose ancestors came from the U.K and Ireland and like myself and my children have very fair skin need to be wary of getting too much sun. More than fifteen minutes in the sun in summer in the heat of the day means our skin would be sunburnt. Not to mention the high UV that we have on most days.

    Even if supposedly sunburn doesn’t lead to cancer I want to avoid getting it regardless. One because it’s painful and two because it leads to damaged, wrinkled skin. I also agree that there are many sun creams out there which contain a smorgasbord of chemicals which I also avoid. Protecting a lot of the skin with hats, sunglasses and clothing in the heat of the day is what we do and when we do use sun cream I buy an organic version or one which is predominately zinc oxide based, not one with a long list of chemical ingredients. I find the local health food shop is a good place to find a organic sun cream or online. They are out there you are just not going to find too many of the good ones at your supermarket.

    • Lynda – all about mama

      Also, I’m extremely dubious about their findings that sun exposure does not lead to skin cancer. I have known numerous people that have (and continue) to have melanomas cut out of various parts of their body. All of them spent a lot of time in the sun when they were young and were not wearing protective clothing and/or suncream. Not to mention the melanomas were on parts of the body very vulnerable to the sun – nose, ears, lips, backs of hands. Also, there are loads of stories I have read and watched in docos about young people with skin cancer that spent hours frying their bodies on the beach.

      Maybe these researchers need to do a study using Australians. Many of us originated from countries whose skin is not compatible to this climate.

      Lynda xx

      • Hi Lynda, Yes I can see that it is something you are very passionate about!! I was a little sceptical as well which is why I pointed out that it is a Swedish/UK study. They seriously don’t get the amount of sunlight we have in Australia. Personally I much prefer to rely on rash shirts, hats and sunnies at the beach which reduces the amount of cream on the skin. In winter I am not so worried as I think we need a little more exposure to get our vitamin D needs. Zinc in my preferred choice as well and it protects and stays on much better in the water! Thanks for your comments, I’m glad that it stirred up some chains of thoughts!! xx