In this weekly link roundup we have articles about Olympic judo wrestling, health care, outdoor training and more.
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- Train Like an Olympic Judo Wrestler - Since the 2012 Summer Olympics is in full swing, we thought it would be interesting to delve into the lives of high performance athletes and see what it takes for them to prepare for such an event. In this article written by Chris Giblin, we follow two-time Olympic medalist in Judo Wrestling, Jimmy Pedro, and Travis Stevens, this year’s American judoka competitor in the Summer Olympics, as they give their insight on Judo Wrestling as a sport and some key training tips.
- What We Can Learn from Third World Health Care – This is opinion article from Doctor Pauline Chen of the NY Times. Dr. Chen argues that the US is one of the few countries with a health care paradox; spending more to get less. This article is a comparative study that provides examples from other countries and their efforts to close the health care achievement gap.
- The World is Your Gym – Yet another great post by RossTraining highlighting that fitness is more dependent on what you do rather than what gym equipment you have. Check out the video of outdoor training examples. Don’t go to a gym? Why do you need to?
- Environmental Factors on Obesity – Did you know that a third of all obesity resides in North America? Not so shocking right? Here is a short summary of obesity statistics in the US and globally. Also, check out Lisa Johnson’s series on This is Why You’re Fat: a collection of articles analyzing US food policy to contemporary social issues.
- Eating Gross Food Because It’s Good For You – Too many guides these days tell you specific do’s and don’ts for eating. For those of you that are seeking a simpler, meaninful and practical approach, take a look at Lisa Johnson. She’s raising a small family and shifting into healthier eating habits in a gradual way. Her personal stories are quite entertaining too!