THE FOLLOWING ARE ARTICLES THAT MIGHT BE OF INTEREST on topics of nutrition, training, fitness, and technology:
Pumpkin is not a miracle food cure for hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, immunodeficiency, muscle weakness, poor eyesight, or whatever ails you, etc. Nutrition articles sometimes seem to go over the top in extolling the health benefits of a specific food. However, pumpkin can be an excellent, affordable source of vitamins and minerals in the fall, when fresh brightly colored berries are not available from local farm markets. It's high in fiber, free of refined sugar, and can be used in recipes for baking to add flavor and mistness. SHAPE.com has an article that emphasizes its nutritional features,
“7 Health Benefits of Pumpkin that Will Inspire You to Eat More Squash” by Karla S. Walsh.
The track is a kind of a fitness equipment. It can be used in various ways to enliven or increase the intensity of a exercise session. Matt Fitzgerald has devised a descending time trials workout for those who like the track. Begin with 1-2 or 2 to-3 miles of a warmup. Then run 1600 meters (4 laps), paced as if to win this event, followed by 3-4 minutes rest, or about as long as needed to start running again. Resume with another fast-paced, all out 1,200 meters (3 laps) all out run, then 800 meters (2 laps) all out, and finally 400 meters (1 lap) all out. Each run is followed by a passive rest of roughly 3-4 minutes. Check out the article for more explanation.
These are six seriously important muscles that are difficult to isolate and strengthen says the article “6 Muscles that you Can’t Ignore” by Bananastock and Ted Spiker, for MensHealth.com. For each muscle or muscle group the piece instructs, how to know, test, and improve it. There are other stretches and strengthening exercises that can be performed if the moves provided don’t seem to work for you. The value of this article is that it raises awareness.
Some Earned Runs followers love their fitness trackers, and have encouraged me to start wearing one. To fight dependence on technology in running training I resolved to stop using phone tracking apps. Since switching from running to speed walking, fat tire biking and swimming I have begun to reconsider. It’s more difficult to train ‘by feel’ in these new-for-me activities, so there’s an increasing appeal to again get help from technology in these efforts. There are new wearable tracking products that might serve the purpose.
Enjoy the first full week of November!
RUN & MOVE HAPPY!
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EARNED RUNS is edited and authored by me, runner and founder. I began participating in road races before 5Ks were common. I've been a dietitian, practiced and taught clinical pathology, and been involved with research that utilized pathology. I am fascinated with understanding the origins of disease as well as health.
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