Happy weekend! As always, Links We Lovebrings you our favorite health and fitness inspiration from around the web. This week, we have tips for breaking a weight machine addiction, pushing the boundaries of comfort, and slowing down climate change. We want to show some love and share kick-ass content in the wellness world, so here are our favorite picks:

Photo: Tjalf Sparnaay via NPR

Rage Against the Machine: How to Switch from Exercise Machines to Free Weights — Nerd Fitness

An impassioned post from one fitness junkie who believes we would all do better to ditch the weight machines and embrace bodyweight exercises.


100 Days of Action to Stop Climate Disruption — Sierra Club

Stand!, the Sierra Club’s latest campaign to help stop climate change, is underway, with days of action planned for every one of the first 100 days of Obama’s second term.


Discomfort Zone: How to Master the Universe — Zen Habits

Why it’s important for us to step out of our comfort zones, and how doing so can help us tackle procrastination, go on new adventures, and improve our health, fitness, and happiness routines.

Blog Spotlight

Orange Ginger Veggie Noodle Bowl — Edible Perspective

Gluten-free noodles, roasted brussel sprouts, peppers — and oranges? If you’re not convinced this recipe’s delicious, just check out the gorgeous photos. They’re worth 1,000 words… and a very happy belly.

Grab Bag

Still Life With Cheeseburger: Art That Looks Good Enough to Eat — The Salt

Artist Tjalf Sparnaay paints amazingly realistic still-lifes of food.

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