Here is The Roundup, Edition 55, bringing you the best health research and paleo recipes from around the web over the past two weeks.
Blast from the Past
Researchers have come up with formal recommendations for how much time we should spend sitting every day. The evidence-based recommendation is that Americans should begin to stand, move and take breaks for at least two out of eight hours at work.
Then, we should gradually work up to spending at least half of an eight-hour work day in what researchers call “light-intensity activities.” This includes simple non-sitting movement like standing and walking.
There are more than just health benefits associated with standing desks; these desks can potentially improve work performance. Teachers in Marin County are convinced their school’s new standing desks help kids be calmer and more attentive.
I personally find my ability to focus is significantly improved by using a treadmill desk. If you’re interested in learning how I’ve put mine together, check out my guide to building an affordable treadmill desk. If you can’t use a treadmill desk, I also describe a few options for a standing desk instead.
- Eggs do not have any detrimental effects on metabolism compared to an oatmeal-based breakfast.
- More than half of probiotics contain traces of gluten – not good for the gluten intolerant.
- Breastfeeding may reduce risk of cancer recurrence for mothers who later develop breast cancer.
- New research examines the mechanisms underlying the circadian control of the female reproductive system.
- 27.7 % of Americans were obese in 2014, an all-time high.
- There is very little reliable evidence to suggest eating fresh red meat contributes to colorectal cancer.
- High-protein diets aid weight loss – as long as people actually increase their protein intake.
- Insulin resistance strongly predicts cardiovascular disease risk.
- Optimal sleep is likely beneficial in reaching peak athletic performance.
- Physical activity, cardiorespiratory fitness, and exercise interventions may enhance brain health in late life.
Worth a Look
- I’m enjoying Thrive Market’s paleo-friendly Communal Table Cookbook! And it’s completely free. Grab a copy here.
- If you must work a night shift, here is a good resource for how to survive it and stay healthy.
- It’s too bad that the media continues to oversimplify Crossfit and the Paleo diet.
- What kind of education system do we want? One that produces passive consumers or innovators?
- There is much growing science on how a body imbued with meaning becomes physically healthier.
- Learn how modern life depletes our gut microbes.
- Is dietary infidelity healthy? Here are 3 reasons why cheating on your diet is a good thing.
- Are there any good quality studies regarding loss of nutrients due to heating food in a microwave?
- Being fed isn’t the same as being nourished. For that, a few mealtime rituals can go a long way.
For the Foodies
- Nom Nom Paleo: Watermelon Coconut Cooler
- Fed And Fit: Fresh Lime & Jalapeno Margarita
- Jessi’s Kitchen: Breakfast Salad
- The Healthy Foodie: Brussels Sprouts and Anjou Pear Salad
- PaleOMG: Pan Seared Lamb Loin Chops with Arugula Mint Pesto
- The Spunky Coconut: Celeriac Pasta with Artichoke Hearts and Baked Eggs
- Primal Palate: Lamb Sliders
- Predominantly Paleo: Honey Maple Sriracha Chicken
- Plaid and Paleo: Mayo-free BLT Coleslaw
- The Clothes Make The Girl: Herb Parsnip Fries
- Rubies And Radishes: Sleep Promoting Paleo Gummies
- Paleo Spirit: Paleo Chocolate Beet Cake