Each Sunday I post the five best health and fitness articles I’ve found in the last week. I scan the net and dig deeper than the first page of Google: here are some real gems that deserve more attention than they’re currently getting.

 

Fitness + Cortisol Release|How To Exercise When You’re Feeling Stressed – Sarah Harradine, That Squat Bot

We all love using exercise to relieve stress. To paraphrase Dan John, I sometimes feel the phrase “working out” is missing a few words: working out stress, working out anger, working out frustration often better describes the process. But an excessively tough workout, or the wrong kind of workout, might make things worse. Read this excellent article for more information.

 

Why Good Sleep Hygiene Really Matters In Elite Sports – Alastair Davidson, Firstbeat

I’ve talked about the importance of sleep in my “How to Lose Fat” and “How to Build Muscle” blog posts. This article goes even deeper.

 

How To Fall Asleep Faster – Ethan Green, No Sleepless Nights

I’ve never had good sleep. Even when I was a kid, it always took me a long time to fall asleep, and I’d always wake up once or twice in the middle of the night. But thanks to implementing strategies similar to the ones in this article, I sleep a lot better today.

 

Fasting on Keto – How to Do It and Why You Should – Vincent Perugini, Nutrition You Can Use

The only way I can get below 8% body fat is through a combination of intermittent fasting and a ketogenic diet. Is it sustainable long-term? Probably not, but it works for short periods of time.

 

Perfect Keto Breakfast – Mark Gil, In Keto Mode

Although the ketogenic diet isn’t for everyone, I recommend a low carb breakfast for anyone trying to drop body fat. This is a good one.