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.
Post-Workout Eats By Mary Spiegelberg and Nicole Kiley, MSc, RD You got out of bed, hit the gym and now the world and day are yours for the taking! Well, that is right after you do a few of the essentials. Most of them are pretty straight forward…get home, shower off the sweat, throw some […]
3 Favorite Meatball Recipes Here are some fun meatball recipes. You can serve these over brown rice pasta, quinoa or rice! Buffalo Chicken & Quinoa Meatballs Makes about 36 small meatballs Ingredients • 2 lbs. 95% lean ground chicken • ¾ cup cooked quinoa • 1 carrot, minced • 1 celery rib, minced • 1 […]
5 Ways to Stay Healthy at an Office Job By Lindsay Howard, MS, Dietetic Intern According to the American Heart Association, 80% of all American jobs are sedentary. This is an 83% increase from 1950! Research has shown that as time spent sitting increases, so does your risk for developing high blood pressure, obesity, and […]
3 Yummy Homemade Granola Bar Recipes Classic Apple Cinnamon Makes 12 bars The Goods: 2 cups pecans 2 cups rolled oats 1 ½ cups pitted and halved dates 2 tsp. cinnamon 2 granny smith apples, chopped Instructions: • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread pecans and […]
5 Healthy Spices & Why You Should Use Them Now By Amber Lowry It’s safe to say that spices make meals more exciting. But did you know they can also have health benefits? Modern science is waking up to the fact that our favorite spices and herbs are vital for more than just our tastes […]
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