14 Reasons You Should Be Rooting for the Detroit Tigers via BuzzFeed because the Tigs are my boys!
They have Miguel Cabrera, who is arguably the best player in baseball. He can do it all.
10 Things That Slow Down Your Metabolism via Women’s Health because I was surprised at what can impact metabolism.
Need another reason to love your body? It burns calories all by itself—as long as you don’t get in the way. See, every cell in your body plays a role in energy metabolism—the process of turning the food you eat into energy that keeps your heart beating, lungs pumping, and muscles moving. The faster your metabolism, the more calories you burn. And just like there are ways to speed it up—by working out, for instance—certain habits can hit the brakes on your natural calorie-churning engine.
Homemade Yoga Mat Spray via Fitnessista because if you’re anything like me, your yoga mat could use a spritz of this, too.
Since it had been a while, and my mat had been to a few hot yoga classes since then, I knew I needed something with a little more sanitizing power, but natural enough to protect my mat.
Fitbit Force is the Smartest Fitness Tracker Yet via Mashable because although I may have sent my old Fitbit to an early death, this makes me really want to invest in a new one. That being said, I’d be more inclined to buy the Flex, but this is intriguing.
The Force…is part watch and part fitness tracker (and even part smart watch), displaying everything from the time to fitness stats directly on its OLED display. The wearer can access fitness info by touching a button on the left side of the display; data is shown for a few seconds before disappearing.
How Walking May Lower Breast Cancer Risk via New York Times because boo, cancer.
“We think these results are very encouraging,” said Alpa V. Patel, a senior epidemiologist with the American Cancer Society and senior author of the study. “Walking is an easy, inexpensive type of exercise. Almost everyone can do it. And for this population of postmenopausal women, it provided a very significant reduction in the risk of breast cancer.”
Pounding Pavement by Heel or Toe via New York Times because this chronic heel striker found some comfort that maybe it’s not such a terrible thing.
And if you have little experience with injury and are comfortable with your stride, then by all means, stick with it, as is. The best running form, Mr. Kulmala said, is any that keeps you moving regularly.
10 Steps to a Meaningful Life From a Man Who’s Found One via Greatist because it left me all kinds of excited about goals and dreams, big and small.
The only real guarantee in this whole process is that embarking on the quest towards a more meaningful life will take you someplace new, exciting, and, yes, meaningful. Perhaps most importantly: When you surrender to the process, you are more likely to learn to enjoy the journey, forget about the destination, and embrace the ride of your life.
Graham’s Birth Story via Daily Garnish because it’s a beautifully written post about the birth of Emily’ second baby entering the world. A long read, for sure, but completely worthwhile. I may have shed a few tears while reading.
And two years later – almost to the day – that same infant carseat, now worn from love and adventure, exited those same blue doors. But this time, a brave big brother led the way, and a strong, confident dad carried the family on his shoulders.
The Last Ironman Finisher via RunToTheFinish because Ironman stories are crazy inspirational, especially when they’re about 78-year-old competitors.
This year she was the only woman in her age group, 75-79! Harriett took the stage alone at the awards banquet and stated that assuming she feels good after the winter she will be back again next year. Certainly Harriet’s dedication to a sport that requires endurance physically and mentally makes you rethink any limitations based on age.
Cut the Carbs with High Protein Breakfast Recipes via FitSugar because I’m always on the lookout for new breakfast ideas!
When you start the day with a carb-heavy breakfast, the morning can sometimes drag, causing you to reach for that second cup of coffee. Try cutting down on carbs and reach for one of these high-protein breakfast recipes instead. Whether you’re on a gluten-free, Paleo, or vegetarian diet, there’s a breakfast idea here to help you start your day energized and satisfied.