Sunday reads: Weighty Matters, Zoodles & More Full-On Racism.

I am moving AGAIN -  or is it STILL? - this weekend.  Cheers to stolen moments for reading and browsing this weekend.

Yoni Freedhoff calls out diet research  

Fewer resources should be invested in studying whether a low-carbohydrate diet is marginally better than a low-fat diet, or whether intermittent fasting provides marginally better short-term outcomes than a so-called Paleo diet. Crowning a diet king because it delivers a clinically meaningless difference in bodyweight fuels diet hype not diet help. It’s high time we started helping.
— Yoni Freedhoff & Kevin Hall
Jennifer Burk for Unsplash

Jennifer Burk for Unsplash

Here’s how to get healthy:

Get your act together: It keeps you healthy. Bonus: it also keeps you out of jail.
Relationships are essential: Got someone you can call at 4AM? Or someone with 4 legs?
Work someplace that treats you fairly: If you think 30 minutes on the treadmill makes up for 40 hours of misery, think again.
Don’t be a jerk: Ignore Billy Joel.
Too little stress can be as bad as too much: Retirement is brain death followed by death-death.
Forgive others. And yourself: If there are typos in this post, I forgive me.
Abby Goodnaugh for the New York Times: Finding Good Pain Treatment Is Hard. If You’re Not White, It’s Even Harder.

Abby Goodnaugh for the New York Times: Finding Good Pain Treatment Is Hard. If You’re Not White, It’s Even Harder.

There is another way of being: where you don’t cling to the stories but instead drop below them, and are just aware of the moment as it is, without interpretations, judgements, preconceptions. Stories will still come up, but you can notice them and not get caught up. Or if you do get caught up, notice that and don’t hold so tightly to it, coming back to the present moment.
— Leo Babuta, ZenHabits