Coffee Reads of the Week – for happy hormones

Some of the articles I enjoyed reading over the net are worth sharing, too. Check out my weekly posts via the Coffee Reads series. I’ve got my google reader to back me up so do also check out my shared reads. Enjoy!

health & fitnessA 10-Week Workout
It combines aerobics, strength training, and flexibility and balance exercises. In fact, the routines seem to be very easy to follow as these were adapted from workout routines designed by Dr. Vonda Wright, an orthopedic surgeon and author of Fitness After 40: How To Stay Strong at Any Age.

relationshipsHow to Deal with Negative People and still Stay Upbeat by Sarah McColl
Remember that it’s a process. Place limits. Remember what it’s really about. Build a protective shield. Change the subject. Get active. Create your own energy field.

personal: 101 Small Pleasures You Can Enjoy Everyday by Sarah McColl
I miss: coloring, flying a kite, puppies, root bear float, a genuine compliment (giving and receiving), a handwritten letter, finding a couple forgotten money in my pocket, the wind in my hair, the smell of lavander, a long walk that clears my head, really great advice, a bubble bath, the funny things kids say, holding hands, slow dancing, kissing someone you love, new friends, happy endings, great stories, love letters, a bear hug, and laughing.
I love: a home-cooked meal, old family recipes, fresh herbs, ordering in pizza, the perfect taco, the smell of onion and garlic cooking, hot chocolate, movie theater popcorn, swimming, a spoonful of peanut butter straight from the jar, bacon and pancakes on Saturday morning, my softest t-shirt, eating with chopsticks, saying thank you, old photographs, inspiring blogs, finding the perfect piece of clothing (on sale), an exercise endorphin high, sunshine, waking up in a good mood (for no real reason), a novel you can get lost in, a glass of wine, and a perfect cup of coffee.

health & fitnessDiet Blunders That Slow Metabolism by Editors of Prevention
Don’t eat enough? Avoid caffeine? Carbs are white? Water is room temp? Food isn’t pesticides-free? Lack protein? No iron? Miss crucial vits? Had too many cocktails? Not enough milk?

health & fitnessThe Largest Last Supper
What would Jesus eat? Probably a lot less than we do now, according to an examination of how portion sizes have changed over time.

health & fitnessA Body Cleanse That Isn’t Crazy by Camille Noe Pagan
Detox diets can do more harm than you think. Here’s a sane strategy.

health & fitnessDIY beauty treatments you can make in your own kitchen by Sarah McColl
Try these: detoxifying bath salts, wake me up scrub, almond orange scrub, simplest super scrub, sweet and spicy scrub, oatmeal yogurt mask, green papaya brightening mask, avocado mask for dry skin, banana mask for oily skin, classic eye de-puffer, old-fashioned bubble bath, foaming vanilla-honey bath.

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