8 Inspiring Articles We Read and Loved This Week

Maysoon Zayid: I Got 99 Problems… Palsy is Just One from Ted Talks

This inspiring Ted Talk is just what you need to start your weekend on a positive note.

“I have cerebral palsy. I shake all the time,” Maysoon Zayid announces at the beginning of this exhilarating, hilarious talk. “I’m like Shakira meets Muhammad Ali.”

Essential Stretches For Runner’s from Happy Fit Mama

Post-run, whether indoor or out, it is essential for you to stretch. Whether that means static or active stretching has been debated for years. However, Angela from Happy Fit Mama gives us some running stretches to incorporate into our routines. Now, go run, and add in some of these. 😉

5 Foods That Should Always Be in Your Desk Drawer from Food Network

Munching vending machine food at your desk can easily rack up too many calories. Instead junk food, make sure you always have these five foods recommended by Food Network in your work desk.

Build Your Own Standing Desk for Only $22 from Colin Nederkoorn’s Blog

If you’re on a budget but know you need to stand more, consider crafting your own DIY standing desk! This tutorial/article explains exactly how to cobble together your own desk. Now we all need is the motivation and ability to stand all day and work! Let’s do it.

How You Can Be Fit But Not Healthy from Discovery

This article will solidify the 80/20 (diet to fitness) rule. Research has found that all the exercise in the world won’t protect your heart if you don’t also eat well, and, for some people, take drugs to overcome cardiovascular risk factors. Make sure your time in the gym is also complemented by time in the kitchen eating healthy.

Gluten-Free Dark Chocolate Raspberry Brownies from Mind Body Green

Talk about drool worthy! These gluten-free healthier brownies are on our weekend to-do list. Enjoy one small piece post-workout for a healthy weekend treat (just make sure not to go crazy).

10 Burpee Variations + Workouts from Pumps and Iron

We’re guessing burpees aren’t usually at the top of your workout list. But… you know they do some major calorie-burn damage. Instead of hating them, this weekend learn to love the burpee with Nicole’s 10 variations you can try at the gym today.

The 5 Golden Rules of Kombucha – Which Kombucha Brands Are Best? from The Chalkboard Mag

Kombucha is a beverage that many at Anytime Fitness HQ enjoy because of it’s ability to fix your gut without much work other than taking sips. The Chalkboard Mag makes sure you’re in the kombucha know with this article.

Offering the opportunity for an improvement in digestion and immunity along with its foamy bubbles, kombucha is the perfect example of foods do in fact heal. A natural source of healthy probiotics and therapeutic acids that promote liver detoxification, drinking kombucha is a no-brainer when it comes to jump-starting your wellness program.

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Amanda is a designer at heart and loves to create infographics! She also loves race cars, spending time with her friends and family, and wasting time on Pinterest. She would be happy spending the rest of her life in Ely, MN.