The following are articles we have read along the way and rate highly. We did not write them and by no means take credit for them but we do believe you should check them out. 

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You can’t detox your body. It’s a myth. So how do you get healthy?

There’s no such thing as ‘detoxing’. In medical terms, it’s a nonsense. Diet and exercise is the only way to get healthy. But which of the latest fad regimes can really make a difference? We look at the facts.

Source: The Guardian

Serena Williams in Self: "I Love My Body, I Would Never Change Anything About It"

Ahead of her journey to Rio to win her 5th Olympic gold medal, Serena Williams appears on the cover of Self magazine.

Source: Coloures

Do These Booty Shorts Make My Female Empowerment Look Fat?

I tried not to stare, but the woman’s skin-tight black workout shorts barely covered her butt. She was walking to her car in the Whole Foods parking lot as I sat chomping my salad-bar greens, gazing out the window. I’m not sure why her outfit surprised me – all the outdoor and fitness magazines on the store’s newsstand rack featured toned runners and climbers in as little clothing or less. Why should I care?

SOURCE: Adventure Journal

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Be your own goddess, with Mel Wells

I got sucked into the illusion that being thinner would equal being happier, which is a huge lie. I spent a lot of years at war with my body not realising that the only way to happiness was love and joy. I thought happiness came with a number or dress size.

SOURCE: Health Bloggers Community

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The Mind-Boggling Bullshit of Health and Fitness.

If there’s an industry plagued with profuse amounts of bullshit, it’s health and fitness. Know what it is so you can avoid it and spend your time doing what actually works.

Source: Nia Shanks

A dietitian put extreme 'clean eating' claims to the test.

“Clean eating” is associated with the healthy lifestyle and body beautiful that is promoted by many online bloggers. While the term is heavily used in social media, there has never been any agreement on what it really means or any comprehensive studies examining the potential benefits of a clean eating lifestyle as a whole.

Source: The Independent

5 badass women who are changing the way we think about our bodies

In a world where airbrushing seems like a natural step before posting an Instagram picture, and body-loathing seems to be (sadly) so commonplace, it’s nice to have women spreading positive vibes and reminding us to champion our bodies – whatever their shape.

SOURCE: Marie Claire

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Girls Are Now Throwing Punches in Pakistan’s First All-Female Boxing Club

The country ranked as the least gender equitable in the Asia and Pacific region by the World Economic Forum might seem an unlikely place to start a boxing club for young girls. But that’s exactly what’s happening in Lyari, a poor neighborhood in Karachi, Pakistan.

Source: Takepart

The Ronda Rousey Effect and Why Strong Still Isn’t the New Skinny

The hashtags of “DNB” and “strong is the new skinny”  (again) could be found every where on the web. The only problem is, a lot of it was accompanied by photographs of women in sexually provocative positions, and photos of women…well, doing nothing.

Source: Arkitect Fitness

Tiny Terrors, big spirits: Meet the feisty, fearless girls of junior roller derby.

Sweat dripped down their grimacing faces, and they were covered head to toe in protective gear — knee pads, elbow pads, wrist guards, helmets.

For a moment, it was easy to forget they were a group of bubbly elementary school girls.

SOURCE: Today