Earlier in the week, I published a post on positivity in which Positive Psychology was mentioned extensively. Here’s a great introduction to the discipline by the man himself, Martin Seligman:
This is becoming something of a mini-series, but more information keeps finding its way to me! Girls Gone Strong is, in fact, doing a series on this and they’ve just uploaded an incredibly informative post on what kind of strength training workout a mother-to-be could do!
Some highlights from the post:
- Jessie Mundell, the author, discusses warm-ups
- There are links galore! (So there’s an entire database of relevant information.)
- There is specific mention of particular exercises to prep for delivery. Yes, my favorite exercises are definitely mum-to-be-friendly: SQUATS! DEADLIFTS! GLUTE BRIDGES!
- What not to do is mentioned
- There is mention of how hard you should push. (Pun intended.)
Yes. Your pelvic floor. The lovely thing about the interweb is that clicking on links invariably brings you somewhere interesting. This article on kegels and squats, and what these do for your pelvic floor is a good read for anyone who has a pelvic floor (i.e. you and I). That’s why I’m sharing this.
I’m sharing this because I love squats and I think everyone should do them.
If I could describe my younger self in one word, it would be “bookworm”. I read a lot. From fiction (Enid Blyton, anyone?) to the encyclopedia (before the age of Wikipedia), I consumed a lot of information. (Retaining that information is a whole other story.)
These days, I still read a lot — in fact, I’d much rather read than do a lot of other things (clean the house, for example) — but my reading tastes are more varied. Besides the all-important fiction diet (I can consume a novel a day), I’m finding that I read a lot of fitness and nutrition related articles on the interweb too. Here are some that I loved recently:
- CrossFit: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Not because I hate CrossFit (I really have no experience with it), but because this article has a great takeaway for anyone who engages in a fitness regime: that is, why are you doing what you’re doing? and is what you’re doing the best way to get there?
- The Best Exercise for You: Squats
Well, because I love squats. I think everyone should squat.
- I Move, Therefore I Am: 10 Philosophy Lessons About Fitness
Because anything Philosophy gets the Philosophy major in me going so there’s really no reason not to share this article, which marries my two loves: Fitness and Philosophy.
- Fonooni Got a Big ‘Ol Butt
One of my favourite Girls Gone Strong, Neghar Fonooni, on butts and deadlifts. Another 2 of my favourite topics.
- 50 Bloggers Making a Difference in Fitness, Health, and Happiness
In case you run out of things to read.
- Find a Workout that Works for You
Faz is a blogger who goes to my favourite gym, Ritual. Besides being a really down-to-earth friendly person, she also makes a lot of sense!
More to come!