Each Sunday I post the five best health and fitness articles I’ve found in the last week.

 

I scan the net, filter out the nonsense, and only give you the info that’s worth your time.

 

5 Superfoods That Aren’t as Super as You Think – Mark Guararie, Men’s Health

 

I really don’t like the word “superfood”, mostly because it’s an annoying marketing word, but also because what people think of as superfoods are actually not that good for you. Raw kale? Tastes like crap, and it’s hard to digest. Fresh pressed juice? Makes me retch, and full of sugar.

 

This article does a good job debunking some fake superfoods.

 

 

 

Skinny and Weak? Here Are the Top 5 Things You’re Doing Wrong – Chris Tutela, elitefts

 

When I meet new clients, we always talk about their most recent training experience: What have they been doing in the gym? What exercises do they choose? I then have them talk me through a typical workout.

 

This conversation is an extremely useful discussion because it highlights bad habits the client might have developed that could be preventing progress.

 

And the article I’ve linked to above describes five mistakes I see most beginners make when they start strength training.

 

 

 

Keto for Women: 7 Tips to Make it Work – Mark Sisson, Mark’s Daily Apple

 

I’m sometimes asked if women should lift weights in the same way as men, and my answer is always yes!

 

But when it comes to low carb diets, especially keto, women often have to make small tweaks. Generally speaking, men do a little better transitioning to, and then maintaining, a ketogenic diet.

 

This article gives some useful tips for women looking to become fat burning machines.

 

 

 

Exercise as an Antidepressant – Douglas Perry, Breaking Muscle

 

More and more evidence is coming out that shows just how good exercise can be for depression and anxiety.

 

I always feel amazing after an hour of lifting weights.

 

 

 

The Myths of Calories, Part 1 and Part 2 – Strength Sensei

 

Loved this two-part article.

 

I’ve been telling people for years that the quality of the calories you consume is just as important as the quantity.

 

In other words, you’ll get very different results eating 2000 calories of whole foods vs. 2000 calories of junk food.

 

This article goes deep into the science behind why this is the case.