Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup.
This week a strong case for eating beans, how to fall asleep faster, and the downside of 5,000 steps.
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Links of the week
- HOW TO FALL ASLEEP FASTER <<The more I talk with people struggling to make healthy changes the more I realize how often lack of sleep–or more specifically the difficulty in going to bed–is the root of the problem. Great advice here from Arianna Huffington. (The Coveteur)
- Ask Well: Does Taking Fewer Than 5,000 Steps a Day Make You Sedentary? <<Great reminder that being active and being sedentary are not mutually exclusive. (NY Times)
- Eating beans, peas, chickpeas or lentils may help lose weight and keep it off <<New meta analysis argues that a daily serving of legumes helps with weight loss and lowers LDL cholesterol. I wonder if the Paleo folks are ready to start revising their opinion of beans and lentils? (ScienceDaily)
- Exercise Is Not the Path to Strong Bones <<Apparently some exercise is required to sustain bones, but it doesn’t contribute much to strengthening them. (NY Times)
- 9 Habits Successful MyFitnessPal Users Swear By <<Subtle, but important. (Huffington Post)
- How to Develop Emotional Resilience in the Modern World <<One of the most important habits you can develop for long-term health and happiness. (Mark’s Daily Apple)
- Two-thirds of food cans tested contain BPA, and the alternatives may not be much better <<I’ve been slowly moving from cans to glass jars for the few preserved foods I use. (Treehugger)
- A New Health Perk for Coffee Drinkers? <<Coffee lovers are really having a good year. (Medline)
- Born to run? Study suggests love of exercise starts in the womb <<Very, very interesting. (ScienceDaily)
- SPICE-ROASTED VEGETABLES WITH CHICKPEAS + CHERMOULA <<How good does this look? (Sprouted Kitchen)
What inspired you this week?