It’s easy to get hung up on numbers — calories, reps, weight — but it’s important to focus on quality. Eat nutritious food, exercise and don’t forget to rest, too! Our favorite reads this week were a good reminder to find balance in our health habits.
Focus on the Good
Do you know how to gauge how much you’re exerting yourself when you exercise? A new study shows many adults may underestimate their burn. The good news — any amount is better than none, of course. (Well Blog)
If the simple “eat less, exercise more” Rx worked for everyone, there’d be an awful lot of unemployed trainers and nutritionists out there. In recent commentary in the Journal of the American Medical Association, two obesity experts posit that calorie counting isn’t the answer for long-term weight loss. (Time)
Are you addicted to adrenaline? One blogger recognized when to step back from endorphin-chasing to give herself some much-needed relaxation. (Cotter Crunch)
We’d love to say we make every meal at home, but sometimes you just have to grab something on the run. Panera Bread has just announced they’re cutting all artificial ingredients and preservatives from their menu by 2016 — and we can’t wait! (Self)
Addicted to sweat? So are we. As it turns out, the salty stuff has benefits we never knew about, like preventing colds. (Fitness)