Welcome back to LINK LOVE! Every Friday, we highlight some of the most interesting healthy-living tidbits we’ve gathered from around the Web, and this week we’ve found a ton of great ones. We cover fitness, nutrition, quality of life, and health and wellness — and some “just-for-fun” stuff, too! Come across something you think we’d love? Tweet it at us, post it to our Facebook page or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “LINK LOVE.”
This week we’ve pulled together some inspiring information from Integrative Nutrition, The Washington Post, and Yes!. Enjoy!
Breathing for Heavy Lifts (Video)
This how-to video from Experience Life will help you to breath correctly while lifting heavy weights to ensure you have the best workout possible.
More on Lifting Weights: Lift to Lose Weight, Body-Weight Training for Beginners, Body-Weight Training Workout (Video)
HEALTH & WELLNESS
10 Healthy Ways to Invigorate Your Water
We always love finding new ways to make water more enticing to drink, because of its many health benefits. It’s no surprise we enjoyed this infographic on Integrative Nutrition‘s Instagram.
More on Water: How I Get Myself to Drink More Water, Drink to Your Health, The New Cool of Tap Water
Is Google Wrecking Our Memory?
Having problems remembering things lately? Don’t blame Google. This fascinating article takes you behind the scenes of the original “Google” (aka interacting with others to help you remember things).
More on Memory: Weight Loss, Memory Gain, The Things We Remember, Upgrade Your Brain
A Shot of Truth: Thimerosal
Thimerosal has long been used in vaccinations. Take a look at the history of this substance and how it interacts with your body.
More on Vaccines: The Debate About Flu Shots, Flu Fears
Why Gardening Matters [Video]
This inspiring video is sure to get you motivated to be a part of a giving garden in a community near you!
More on Gardens: The Kitchen Garden, Growing Healthy Kids, Garden-Variety Protein
QUALITY OF LIFE
5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Work Too Hard
The Washington Post explores 5 health drawbacks of working a lot and not taking time off. #5: Employees become disengaged. A favorite quote from the article: “Remember that inspiration comes in the shower, on a walk, in a moment of rest, not when your nose is to the grindstone. It’s just the way our brains our wired.”
More on Work-Life Balance: Reinventing the Way We Work, Ha Ha!, Ah! and Ahh!
Discipline With Dignity: Oakland Classrooms Try Healing Instead of Punishment
Fania Davis writes about a new, healthier approach in disciplining students in a way that helps them to heal and be restored rather than following the “school-to-prison pipeline.”
JUST FOR FUN
The Psychology of Trust in Work and Love
Brainpickings‘ Maria Popova gives an enticing review of David DeSteno’s book, The Truth About Trust: How It Determines Success in Life, Love, Learning, and More.
More on Trust: Walk Your Talk: The Path of Personal Integrity
Images from: Integrative Nutrition, The Washington Post, Vimeo, Brain Pickings, Yes! magazine, A Shot of Truth