With so much news content being published each day on gc4women.org, we have decided to start a new “Weekend Reads” tradition to keep you informed and connected to the resources to improve your life and business. 

The following are top reads and trending topics on GC4W news:

1. Why We Still Need Women’s Networking Groups


No, all-women’s networking groups don’t exist for the purpose of exclusion: They provide an opportunity for personal growth, professional development and societal change.

All-women’s networking groups have existed for many decades, but over the past decade, there has been a surge in the numbers of these groups. Technology, the #MeToo movement and the pandemic have all contributed to the growth of all-women networking groups. A common criticism of these groups, however, is how all-women’s networking groups fit in, as society adopts the concept of more inclusivity. 

Read more here. GC4W

2. Simone Biles Named 2021 TIME Athlete of the Year

As the Greatest of All Time (GOAT) in a sport that captivates the globe every four years, Biles is all about control. Her life is dedicated to micromanaging every possible element—her diet, her training, her sleep—that goes into performing, so when the lights are brightest, and the stakes highest, little is left to chance. But for Biles, control isn’t just about winning; it can be the difference between life and death. She now has four skills named after her, each a breathtaking combination of daring flips and twists. Avoiding disaster requires a constant, firm grip on mental acuity.

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3. The Mental Load Of Exercise Instagram Culture

GC4W News Exercise Instagram

On the latest installment of the Women’s Health Project, our podcast series supported by Organon, we’re diving into the world of fitness and body image, particularly how pressures to be a certain kind of “healthy” have evolved with social media. 

We ask how “women’s health” became synonymous with fitness and dieting, and how “healthy” one appears on the outside. 

Pressures around exercise are a load that many women carry on top of other loads: like the load of paid and unpaid work, of caring responsibilities, of sexism and so much more.

Read more here.


4. Here’s Exactly What To Eat After A Workout

Scheduling regular sweat sessions is great for the mind and body, as exercising supports your heart health and immune system, aids in weight management, and helps you build and define strong, lean muscles. Plus, working out can be a major stress release.

Yet, that’s just the first part—you still need to take note of recovery, which includes the right set of nutrients. So what should you eat after a workout, exactly?

“Fueling properly post-workout helps preserve lean body mass (i.e. muscle) and support the body as it recovers from the short-term stress of intense fitness,” says Seattle-based registered dietitian nutritionist, Ginger Hultin, MS, RDN, owner of Champagne Nutrition and author of Anti-Inflammatory Diet Meal Prep and How to Eat to Beat Disease Cookbook.

Read more here. GC4W