BODY IMAGE & SELF-LOVE

This American Life examines the hatred and discrimination that fat women experience.

Dear Sugar Radio explores how our body image ~ for both men and women ~ can interfere with our romantic lives.

Photographer Jade Beall documents the innate beauty of women's bodies.


SPEAKING UP FOR WOMEN

Sister Joan Chittister speaks to Oprah about why she believes that “nothing is going to change in the world until the situation of women changes.”

This American Life interviews LaDonna Powell.


NUTRITION

Photographer Peter Menzel travelled the world to capture the vast variation of diets that people consume. Here is a story about the project from NPR.


PAIN & HEALING

Beautiful and inspiring interview with Vidyamala Burch about using mindfulness as a way of coping with chronic and acute pain. I highly recommend this listen for everybody.

Conversation between two medical doctors (who also happen to be strength coaches) about how to handle pain in relationship to movement.

DIY massage therapy at Do It Yourself Joint Pain Relief.

My favorite books about back pain: Back Mechanic by Stuart McGill, Back In Control by David Hanscom, Crooked by Cathryn Jakobson Ramin, 8 Steps to A Pain-Free Back by Esther Gokhale

A Guide To Better Movement is a great book about the neuroscience of pain, filled with information and exercises. Todd Hargrove's Better Movement Blog is a great resource as well.


STRONG AGING

“The more you fall. The more you overcome the fear of falling,” says Elliott Royce, a 95 year old man who teaches seniors how to fall without hurting themselves.

10 tips for remaining athletic as you age from renowned strength coach, Eric Cressey.


PRENATAL & POST-PARDUM

Spinning Babies helps make natural birth easier with exercises to optimize fetal positioning.


CARDIOVASCULAR EXERCISE

Biomechanist Katy Bowman gives an insightful education about the cardiovascular system (hint: it’s more than just your lungs and heart) and builds a compelling case against performing chronic cardio.

Mark's Daily Apple examines more evidence against chronic cardio.