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.
Three easy ways to live a little greener by Mary Spiegelberg 1: There have been major strides in reducing plastic grocery bags but a major not-so-green part of the shopping experience is still being ignored: the produce and bulk sections. Reduce your waste by buying mesh bags, they are lightweight and perfectly mimic their plastic […]
Could D-ficiency have you feeling down? By Tope Pedro, MPH, Dolce Diet Intern What is Vitamin D and why is deficiency common? Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin naturally present in a few foods, fortified in others, and available as a dietary supplement. However, the most significant source of vitamin D for most people is […]
6 Ways To Feel Better Right Now By Amber Lowry When trying to adopt a healthier lifestyle, it can be overwhelming to see all the ways you can change your lifestyle habits. Combine that with the stress of everyday life and it’s easy to feel discouraged on days when your will isn’t strong. This can […]
What is ‘Mono Eating’ & Can It Cut Sugar Cravings? by Tope Pedro, MPH, Dolce Diet Intern After a holiday season filled with sweet treats many of us are looking for a way to reduce our intake of indulgent holiday desserts, and with that may come those intense sugar cravings. A diet trend called mono […]
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5 Fun Activities That’ll Keep You Moving by Amber Lowry Calling all weekend warriors! Fun with friends isn’t limited to alcohol-induced late nights sitting on a bar stool. Having a good time while maintaining your health goals just takes a little thinking outside the box, so we at the Dolce Diet took the liberty of […]
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After a year of waiting for UFC fit to be available in the UK, it is finally here!
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