I asked the Husband what he wanted for breakfast and he said, “Something nutritious and delicious.” Hmmm.
I ended up making eggs, hash browns (from a frozen package) with broccoli, and fruit. The hash browns didn’t cook too well – it ended up being a hash mash. Still tasty though.
For Your Reading Pleasure
Yay! It’s Friday. Here are a few articles from ‘round the web that I found interesting this week. Because everyone needs a little Internet reading break on Fridays, right?
That Condescending Feeling You Get From Dudes in the Office? Yeah, That’s Real
Interesting (and funny, as always true with Jezebel) piece about how men with ‘traditional’ marriages – i.e. where the wife doesn’t work – are more likely to display sexist behaviors towards female coworkers or subordinates.
(Gratuitous James photo – why not?)
Warning: I think this article could be potentially triggering, as it talks about a sexual assault at the very beginning. It’s a worthwhile read about how listening to our ‘gut instinct’ can save our life. I stumbled across this article in the comments section of yesterday’s Dear Prudence – you all know I love advice columns, and I normally love Prudie’s advice but found major fault with her feedback to a mom who was getting creepy signals from an older man doting on her 5 year old. The Prudence article prompted an interesting discussion on the HTP Facebook page, too.
How a 9-Year-Old Girl’s Food Blog Forced Healthier Lunch Options
A Scottish nine year old started a food blog detailing her school lunches, and the school district ended up meeting with her father to discuss how they can make healthier changes. Pretty amazing!
Fitness Trainer Gains and Loses 70 Pounds in 1 Year On Purpose
Drew Manning couldn’t relate to his out-of-shape clients, so he took a half a year off from exercise and gained 70 pounds. Over the next six months, he lost it all. What do you think? Publicity stunt? It kind of reminds me of Supersize Me but less introspective (well, that’s how the article made it seem, but things get lost in translation). <— I was just alerted to the fact that he has a blog.
Finding Security Among the SPFs
Finally, the FDA is coming out with new regulations about sunscreens! Hoorah! (I wrote about this issue in this post: Skin Deep: Selecting a Better Sunscreen).
Moderation as the Sweet Spot for Exercise
No surprises here: in a large study, participants who ran had a 19% lower risk of dying from any cause than non-runners. But one big surprise: “Notably, in closely parsing the participants’ self-reported activities, the researchers found that running in moderation provided the most benefits. Those who ran 1 to 20 miles per week at an average pace of about 10 or 11 minutes per mile — in other words, jogging — reduced their risk of dying during the study more effectively than those who didn’t run, those (admittedly few) who ran more than 20 miles a week, and those who typically ran at a pace swifter than seven miles an hour.” The article explores several reasons why more may not always be better. But regardless… Yay, moderation!
Your turn – What are your experiences with sexism in the workplace? Ever experienced a gut feeling that turned out to be true? If you’re a trainer, would you gain 70 pounds in a year to better emphasize with clients? If you’re a teacher, do you eat school lunches?
I saw a news clip about that guy and thought it was more of a publicity stunt too but after clicking around on his blog and reading some of his weekly posts, he becomes more introspective. It’s fascinating to read him going through gaining weight too!