We all know the benefits of having a carrot dangling in front of us. Whether it be a cool medal, a pampering post-race massage or the satisfaction of finishing an event, a goal will help fuel your desire to run. The first thing you may notice in the goal above is there isn't a promise of learning to run 30 minutes in two and a half weeks and the ability to leap tall buildings in a single bound. I don't roll that way. In fact, I don't because that was my strategy when I first tried to learn to run and it ended in tears and failure every time. It wasn't pretty. The goal to run 30 minutes in two to four months may not produce the same amount of searches online, but it will produce a lot more runners who love to run and who perform well. When you love something, you want to more of it. When I say a smart goal, I mean setting a target without an exact date. Let's face it--how many of you are able to arrive on time in air travel. Learning to run works the same way. Life happens, a lack of sleep kills your energy and your performance and motivation are affected by a number of other variables. If you run with the flow of your life and the proper rate at which your body can adapt to running, you will progress more efficiently and have more fun along the way. This means pushing on the days you feel good and easing back on the throttle when you are having a day that makes your head spin.
8 Kitchen Essentials for Meal Prep by Meg Pulkrabek MS, RD, LRD Measuring Cups and Spoons Start with the basics. Instead of eye-balling ingredients, measuring utensils will help you to control your current home inventory and be more accurate in your recipes. Sometimes, it even helps to have more than one complete set during prep […]
The ‘Big 8′ Food Allergies and Alternatives By Meg Pulkrabek MS, RD, LRD Food allergies affect as many as 15 million people in the United States, including 1 in every 13 children. That’s almost 5 percent of Americans, and this number is steadily increasing. A food allergy is a reaction your immune system has when […]
Don’t Miss Out on the Benefits of Fall Produce By Nicole Kiley, MSc, RD It’s Fall! What better way to celebrate than purchasing seasonal produce! Foods that are in season are harvested in abundance, driving costs down. In addition to being more affordable, locally grown produce tastes better and has a higher nutritional value. Over […]
4 Ways to Limit Added Sugar by Mary Spiegelberg and Nicole Kiley, MSc, RD This year the FDA announced there will be a new Nutrition Facts Label for packaged foods. The new label will reflect public health needs, including the link between diet and chronic diseases. One major update to the Nutrition Facts Label is […]
6 Simple Tips to Motivate Yourself ONE Write down your goals and reasons for working towards them. Tape them on your wall, computer or bathroom mirror. Then you’ll be reminded throughout the day and it becomes easier to stay on track and stay focused. TWO Cut down on TV. Do you watch it too much? […]
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