Top 10 reads on health and fitness – 5/21/2010

By Sensei Serge Sognonvi and Carmen Sognonvi
Originally published at

Here’s a round-up of the 10 best tips and articles we found this week on fitness, health, nutrition, martial arts, child safety, and childhood obesity prevention.

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Grandmas Use Self Defense To Fight Rapists
Kenyan grandmothers are learning self defense to combat a spate of rape attacks targeting elderly women.

Here’s Your Burger and Your Change, and By the Way, That’s 1,213 Calories
Would you want to see the total calories of your order on your restaurant receipt? One burger chain is doing just that.

The 25 Most Common Cooking Mistakes
Are u making any of these 25 common cooking mistakes? I’ve definitely been guilty of oversoftening butter when baking!

Usain Bolt v.s. George St. Pierre Part Two:
Want to develop a fast takedown like GSP? You need to work on acceleration. This post has 3 great drills for you.

Earth-Friendly, Kid-Pleasing Meals
About an innovative new service called Six O’Clock Scramble. It’s a weekly e-mail newsletter with five days’ worth of family-tested, healthy dinner recipes plus grocery lists.

Fatty Foods May Make Asthma Worse
Researchers in Australia have found that fatty, greasy foods can worsen asthma sufferers’ symptoms and reduce the effectiveness of their medication.

Why Jillian Michaels Shouldn’t Teach Yoga… or Math
This blogger wonders whether celebrity trainer Jillian Michaels knows anything about yoga and fact checks the claim that her workout can make make you lose a pound a day.

The Comparison Game
When we start to compare ourselves to others and begin to feel like we don’t measure up, we can lose motivation to exercise or make healthy food choices.

Health Magazine Model Altered to Look Heavier
UK’s Healthy Magazine had to photoshop a too-thin model to look heavier. Why not just choose a healthy-weight model?

50 Ways to Add Years to Your Life
Indulge your chocolate craving, and 49 other ways to add years to your life.