My very first half marathon is in October, it's happening... I already paid for it! I've been following a training plan for my running, and have been doing pretty well. I've built up to 10 miles for my long runs. The shorter runs have been mainly on the treadmill due to the August heat, but that heat wave broke and the weather has been much more conducive to running outside. I will be making sure to keep the hills in my planning so once a week I go visit my parent's house to "borrow" their hills (my current location is pretty flat...
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Weight loss experts at one time told the general public that you became overweight by over-consuming and not being physically active. To this day, you will still read and hear this same statement. If this is true, why are the obesity rates continuing to soar with all of the knowledge out there of smaller portions and fitness opportunities?
A warm up is the act of preparing for an athletic event or workout by exercising or practicing for a short time beforehand. Warming up helps reduce your risk of injury and the aches and pains that come with exercise. The physiological reason to warm up is to assist your circulatory system in pumping oxygen-rich blood to your working muscles. The idea is to increase circulation throughout the body in a gradual manner.
Sitting for lengthy periods, such as when traveling for more than four hours, can increase the risk of developing a dangerous blood clot. To reduce your risk, get up and walk around every two to three hours when making long trips by plane, car, bus or train. Exercise your legs while sitting: Raise and lower your heels while keeping your toes on the floor. Then, raise and lower your toes while keeping your heels on the floor. Also, tighten and release your leg muscles periodically when sitting.
Do you ever have one of those days were you know you're not really that hungry but you want to eat? Well, I had one of those days. When this feeling creeps up on me, I try my very best to eat a meal that tastes delicious but is also healthy. Today I decided to tweak my "fancy salad" recipe a bit and make it less spicy. The Fancy salad, mentioned in a previous post, has red pepper and red pepper flakes, so it can be pretty hot depending on how much you put in. This salad was fresh and satisfying. Below is what you need:1 cucumber
I have been an IDEA member since 2005 and have been attending the yearly conventions there after. What amazes me the most, is that year after year, I count down the days to the convention, and get so bummed when the final day has come and gone.This year, we had over 8,000 attendees from all over the world and over 360 educational sessions. The greatest challenge for an attendee is what classes to choose because there are so many excellent presenters.My strategic planning is as follows:
(from Men's health)
Researchers say you can measure a person’s risk of obesity by measuring his or her soda intake. Versus people who don’t drink sweetened sodas, here’s what your daily intake means:
½ can = 26 percent increased risk of being overweight or obese
½ to 1 can = 30.4 percent increased risk