The Best Health and Fitness Articles of the Week #152 – Get More Useful Data Out Of the Strava App, DIY Deodorant, and Preserving Garden Herbs for Winter



There are several great running and cycling tracking apps such as Map My Run, Runkeeper and Strava. I personally use Strava, but I don’t think any of them are really better than the other. But if you do use Strava, I just discovered this awesome web app that collects your Strava data and lets you nerd out on statistics.

2 Ingredient DIY Deodorant That Works!

All you need is baking soda and an essential oil of your choice. This actually sounds promising, just because baking soda is great for so many things, but then again, natural deodorants never seem to work for me. I’ve never made my own though, so I’ll give it a try.

The Case Against Antibacterial Soap

Antibacterial soap contains an ingredient called triclosan, which is bad for our health and the environment. The FDA even says that antibacterial soap doesn’t work any better than regular soap. There’s just no reason to use it.

The Best Way to Preserve Herbs: Organic Gardening

I’ve tried dehydrating herbs before and I didn’t like the way they came out so I never tried saving the herbs from my garden again, but the method described in this post sounds like it would work great.

Lightning-fast recovery tips

Ben Greenfield contributed this article to, but these tips will work for anyone putting their body through the strenuous exercise. To sum it up – do deep tissue work, use kinesiology tape, and apply cold to injured areas.

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