Compression Gear, Formula 50, and Physique 57. It’s Friday, I’m In Love.

It’s Friday.  I’m in [Link] Love

It’s only December 7 and I’m already tired of holiday-related articles; most of all, the ultimate gift guides that never have anything in them that I would actually give to someone.  This week’s Links Love does not lead you to a gift list for the fitness junkie in your life, or any holiday make-over recipes, although I’m actually a fan of the latter.

It’s Link Love Friday.  Let’s Get Started.  

Is Compression Gear On Your Holiday With List?  What’s up with compression gear?  Does it, or does it not make you run faster and jump higher?  The science hasn’t proven that it does, so if you’re planning on making an investment in compression workout wear for yourself, or someone else, you might want to read this first. The article discusses actual tests that have been done on compression attire, plus the author gives the results of a personal research project he did on the ‘performance enhancing’ fitness wear.

Formula 50 – A Six-Week Workout and Fitness Plan That Will Transform Your Life. There’s a new fitness book on the market.  The author?  Curtis J. Jackson III, also known as 50 Cent.  In Formula 50, 50 Cent shares his six-week workout plan for achieving a ripped body and mental toughness to stay in shape for a lifetime. And Curtis is no slouch. He follows a rigorous workout regime of his own and has been consistently described as ‘phenomenally’ fit.  Formula 50 can be purchased for $16.80 at


Physique 57 – A new on-line workouts-on-demand enterprise now exists which provides one more option for people that want to work out at home on their own schedule.  Physique 57 is an internationally renowned fitness company with locations in New York City, Beverly Hills, and the Hamptons. They now offer their award-winning workouts via the internet. Tanya Becker, Co-Founder of Physique 57 says, “We’ll help you transform into the best version of yourself from your living room, hotel room or wherever you seek fit.”  Check out the workouts here.

Tapping Citizens-Scientists For A Novel Gut Check – If you want to find out what bacteria is lurking in your gut, here’s your chance.  Scientists are seeking 10,000 volunteers to send in ‘samples’ which will be tested for bacteria so they can learn which combinations of bacteria seem to keep us healthy and which ones might encourage problems like obesity and diabetes. If you’re interested in being part of the research, you can learn more about it here.

Surgeon General Announces Call to Action on Walking – U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Regina Benjamin, has plans to produce a report that is “a call to action on walking” which is to be followed by a national campaign for walking.  Benjamin advocates promoting walking as a ‘joyful’ activity as a way to get more people moving.  The launch of the joyful walking program goes hand-in-hand with Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign.  The full story is here.

Fitness haiku:  Explaining General Malaise – I’m glad I’m in good company and not the only one suffering from G.M.  Leslie Barker has written a haiku about the condition, and believes it is keeping her from running a half-marathon. It’s really more a poem than a haiku, but it made me chuckle.  Here’s a teaser for you:

“When your symptoms are vague
and you feel in a daze,
We’ll take bets you’re plagued
with General Malaise. . . . . . .”

Click here to read the poem in its entirety.

Dear Anne Hathaway – This Blisstree writer is tired of hearing actress Anne Hathaway talk about her 25 pound weight loss that came as a result of her role in the screen version of Les Miserables.  Really. tired. of. it.  Anne does seem to be a little obsessed with body image, and Briana Rognlin isn’t shy about pointing it out. Sometimes the truth needs to be spoken, or in this case, written. Briana’s article is here.

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