Three Course Thursday – Better Deadlift, Mental Health Apps, and Self-Actualization

Three Course Thursday – Better Deadlift, Mental Health Apps, and Self-Actualization

This is the first of hopefully many posts to come in a weekly series of posts which I’ve dubbed “Three Course Thursday”. Each week, I’ll post links to articles I’ve been digging which focus on improving yourself – physically, mentally, and spiritually. Think of it as a weekly three-course meal for self-improvement.

On to this week’s Three Course Thursday!

Physical: “Deadlift Hot Fixes” (via Leangains.com) – Martin Burkhan of LeanGains fame with tips on improving the King lift for building a bigger, stronger back – the deadlift.

Mental: “Can an App Really Help Manage Your Mental Health?” (via Vice.com) – Fitness tracking tools like MyFitnessPal have been around since the inception of smart phone apps. Now, the market for apps focused on managing Mental Health is rapidly expanding. Sarah Graham explores pros and cons of using apps for managing everything from sleep to schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

Spiritual: “Lack of Self Actualization Linked with Addiction” (via Healthunits.com) – Researchers at Florida Atlantic University recently published a study which found that lacking an “ultimate aim in life” is linked with mental health issues (such as anxiety and depression), as well as drug and alcohol abuse.

Let me know what you think in the comments.

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