Last year, a week before my Half-Ironman my calves started cramping, then my leg hurt and then I just fell like I fell apart! I went to a Physical Therapist, who after examination, said due to the difference in my leg lengths, one side is stronger than the other causing an imbalance and overall weakness in my hips. The PT introduced me to some great exercises that have really helped reduce my back, leg and knee pain. The article below from Runner’s Connect does a good job explaining the exercises. Enjoy!
TIME shares some strategies on how to maintain motivation to exercise on a daily basis. Enjoy!
I’m getting really good at saving links that I want to post on here and then…forgetting to post them. Below are some random, great articles and videos that I’ve accumulated over the last week or two. I think it’s always important to be reminded how there are so many facets of health. Education on brain fitness, body posture, happiness, and food intake, for example, are all part of health; all part of YOUR health.
My favorite link in this post is the “What Makes a Good Life” TED Talks video. In college, I traveled abroad in third-world countries where people didn’t have much besides a cell phone (crazy, right?), but they still managed to be welcoming and grateful for the resources they had. During those times of awareness I also read Blue Zones by Dan Buettner and fell in love with the book’s message about living a long, happy life. Happiness really isn’t about having “things,” it comes down to…well, I’ll just let you watch the video. Enjoy!
How to Remember Names: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdTAGU8DAaM
What Makes a Good Life? -TED Talks: http://www.ted.com/talks/robert_waldinger_what_makes_a_good_life_lessons_from_the_longest_study_on_happiness
Here’s What Happened When I Slept For an Extra Hour Each Night: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/sleep-eight-hours-challenge_56685d29e4b080eddf5670e6
The Benefits of Good Posture-TED Talks: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-benefits-of-good-posture-murat-dalkinic
Vegetables Likely To Take More of Your Plate in 2016-NPR: http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2016/01/01/461704287/vegetables-likely-to-take-more-of-your-plate-in-2016
Keep Things Simple for a Long, Healthy Life-NPR: http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/01/02/459970110/keep-things-simple-for-a-healthy-long-life
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I love my tris! Here are a the top tri articles for you to read.
TED Talks has a great video on How Muscles Grow. Enjoy!
TIME shares information about an upcoming exercise pill…hmm…
“Get up and get moving!” Is one of the most common phrases I say to my clients. It helps with anxiety, depression, cholesterol, blood pressure…and now helps those with brain injuries heal faster? Need I (we) say more? Get movin!
Click below for NPR’s article on how physical activity helps the healing time for those with brain injuries.
Another NPR article on why diets dont work. The author, Mann, studies right here in Minnesota!
Well, it’s been quite awhile but I’m finally sharing some more published articles from the past few weeks. I was watching my inbox fill up with all of these links I sent myself to share in a future post and it was driving me nuts! A cluttered inbox motivates me to post more often. It’s a sick mind game, really…Anyways, enjoy the articles! I tried to separate them by topic to help you find ones you may be interested more than others.
10 Habits of Successful People from Lifehack. Traits seen in successful individuals, do you have any of these?
Videos to help you with public speaking…there are 8 videos included in this TED Talks series. Even watching one of them will give you some tips & tricks on getting over that stage freight!
A TED Talks intern shares what they learned after watching every TED video…. After reading this, I’m going to just keep on asking questions, no matter how annoyed my friends & family get 😉
How to Look for Emotional Intelligence on Your Team from HBR. Is emotional intelligence the new popular term or what? I keep seeing it everywhere in business articles. Are you familiar with it?
Ways to Create Your Own Happiness at Work. I found this article through my Flipboard app. If you don’t have the app, I highly suggest you get it!
Runner’s World Yoga Moves for Runners (scroll down to middle of screen) . I know I need to do some of these!
Athletes & Heat Stroke: New Preventative Measures from Reuters Health Are you familiar with heat strokes and what to do if someone you’re with has one?
Food & Nutrition:
Can you eat TOO healthy? Can healthy eating become an eating disorder? The answer is yes. It breaks my heart how people have taken healthy eating to an extreme and experience a new-er eating disorder, orthorexia. It’s just as bad as any other one. Read more about the healthy eating disorder, Orthorexia, here.
For all you crazy coffee drinkers, Lee from Fit Foodie Finds has this amazing-looking mocha joe coffee & protein recipe that even I (a non-coffee drinker) think looks delicious! Click here for the recipe
Scientists Discover How to Switch off Hunger What, really? I would have linked the direct study from Nature Neuroscience (linked & cited in article) but I like how IFLScience.com summarized the findings.
What 5 Days of Junk Food Does to Your Body from TIME. Not too surprised. Video included. This article could go under the Body section, too.
Interested in giving your opinions on the 2015 Dietary Guidelines? Food Politics shows you how to here.
When somebody loses weight, where does the fat go?-BMJ article Before you read the link, where do you think fat goes?
Brown Fat Injections Reverse Weight Gain in Obese Mice-MedPage Today. Have you heard of brown fat?
Work-Based Wellness Programs Can Reduce Employee Obesity from HealthiestBlog. I love reading more and more of these studies that are coming out. Lifestyle change and adaptation to a healthier life takes time and plus, health really is not as quantifiable as the “big guys” in administration need it to be to prove its impact. For example, how can you measure that someone is less stressed? That they are more organized? Happier at home? It’s difficult, but we’re working on finding ways to prove (numerically) these changes are beneficial to employers & communities.
And last but not least…
All my friends and family know how much I love writing cards, especially around the holidays. This year I found these cheap pills at Target that turn into creatures when you put them in water. That was a fun holiday-card gift. Anyways, my followers may know how big of a fan I am of Dan Simm’s Irrational Living LLC blog so while I was writing a few cards out to my friends, I wrote him one to thank him for his daily motivation & education. He was really grateful for the card and wrote a post about Thanking People here. I’m really grateful for his shout out. I think it’s time for another round of thank you cards!
Thank you for reading another link-filled post. Let me know if you ever want me to write about a specific topic! I’m always thinking of new topics to write about but I want to hear from YOU, the reader, first.
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Fartlek, tempo and interval runs- defined by Runners World. Enjoy!