Got your #WOD in? Or just drinking your first cup of coffee? Here are five must-read articles strumming up conversations all over the Interwebs in the fitness world this week:
1. New York Times’ Heather Havrilesky asks: Why Are Americans So Fascinated With Extreme Fitness? After last week’s Crossfit experience, I’m all for pushing my physical limits but when is enough simply enough?
2. Strong. Skinny. Healthy. What do fit women want? With all this “strong is the new skinny” talk is what fit women want really to be strong AND skinny? For me, I’ll settle for good health and strength to butt. My aspirations are not as appearance based as they were when I was younger. How about you?
3. My Get Fit Sons teach me a lot about sports, fitness, and athleticism. I love that my sons are so active because it pushes me to be more and most importantly DO more. Personal trainer and fitness writer Jen Sinkler shares what a 10 year old taught her about fitness (hint: talk less, move more!). Shoutout to Girls Gone Strong!
4. Yup, weight gain. When I see that scale creep up, I go all “Which Way Did He Go George?” on what to do to get back on track. The kind folks (namely: Weight-loss expert and R.D. Keri Glassman) shares a list of things it’s a good idea not to do when you’ve gained weight.
5. Striving for a thigh gap? Figures released earlier this week reveal that the pressure of trying to achieve an unrealistic ‘ideal body’ is trapping millions of people in the UK in an unhealthy cycle of depression, short-term dieting, cosmetic intervention and eating disorders. Is it the same in the US? There’s definitely societal pressures in the states.