Monday, July 02, 2007

Favorite Books, Videos, Links, and Podcasts

In progress...

Weightloss, General

The Hacker's Diet (site)
  • Nice explanation of the basics behind counting calories, along with some tips and tools.
National Weight Control Registry (site)
  • Most people who lose weight end up regaining it. This site focuses on those who manage to keep it off. Contains some pointers to studies of successful maintainers.
FitDay (site)
  • The easiest free calorie-counting site that I know of.

Strength Training

A Practical Approach To Strength Training (book)
  • A science-based approach in a world of pseudo-science. Perhaps the most important point it makes is that one set of each exercise is all you really need.

Stretching/Yoga


The All-Day Yoga Workout - A.M., Stress Relief, and P.M. Yoga for Beginners (DVD)
  • This contains three 20-minute yoga classes. Probably the best yoga DVD for beginners who know the very basics. Still one of my favorites.
Crunch - Candlelight Yoga (DVD)
  • Nice, relaxing routine with Sara Ivanhoe.

Psychology

Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy (book)
Thoughts & Feelings: Taking Control of Your Moods and Your Life
  • Despite the hokey titles, these two books are based on the science of cognitive-behavioral therapy. They both contain exercises which are remarkably helpful in combating the irrational thoughts behind depression, anxiety, procrastination, anger, and other problems.

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