Weekly Health and Fitness Roundup: 23rd – 29th July, 2012

The London 2012 Olympic Games are well underway!  Many Aussie athletes have already started their Olympic campaigns, and our first gold medal has been won on day 1 of competition!  Are you enjoying the coverage?

While you’re keeping tabs on all things Olympics, here’s a little something to fill in the time during the ad breaks 🙂  Here’s another Inspire Fitness Weekly Roundup, covering simple steps to good nutrition, tips for getting better sleep, and the ways in which excessive sitting impacts upon your health:

“All About Nutrition & Gut Health”: The health of your digestive (gastrointestinal) tract is essential to ensure that your body metabolises food in a healthy, efficient way.  This in-depth article from Precision Nutrition provides all the info you need to know about why your digestive tract is so important, and how to eat well to keep your digestive system healthy and happy!

“Nutrition for Dummies”: Short and sweet and straight to the point!  Well worth 2 minutes of your time to remind yourself of the simple facts of good nutrition.

“A (Not The) Foolproof Guide to Nutrition”: There is so much information (and misinformation!) about balanced diets and healthy nutrition practices that it’s hard to know what’s right, what’s wrong, and what’s really achievable in the “real world”.  The trainers at Gold Medal Bodies provide some sound, sensible, but straightforward tips to help you navigate through a bombardment of nutrition messages and get to the important stuff in simple terms: how should I eat for my training goals, my health status, my body?

“19 Ways to Fall Asleep Fast”: Having trouble falling asleep at night?  Breeze through these great tips and you’ll be snoozing soundly in no time at all.

“Sitting: a High-Risk Activity”: We’ve previously noted the harms of sedentary behaviour (aka excessive sitting).  Every day, there seems to be new research that reinforces this message – get out of your chair often and get moving!