Before I even start: For the best information and advice on COVID-19, trust the CDC.
I, as I’m sure many of you, have been a bit distracted this month with COVID-19. I admit that I haven’t been reading as much about training and racing as I normally do. However, that doesn’t mean I haven’t been reading.
On the topic of current events, one of the things I did read was quite timely. Some good advice on giving your immune system its best chance to not just fight off COVID-19 but whatever infectious disease may be going around.
Please stay safe. Keep running but consider solo runs. In the meantime, more of what I did manage to read is below.
Speaking of boosting your immune system, some more on how sunlight boosts your immune system. It’s more than just vitamin D. So get outside and soak in some sun!
We’ve long tried to understand what happens as runners age. Here’s an interesting study performed on a very fast father/sun duo that sheds some light on that.
We all know sitting for long times is bad for us, right? Well, what if our running makes it less bad? Note: I said less bad. This doesn’t give you a free pass to sit all day but it does mean sitting isn’t quite as bad if you train hard as it would be for someone who doesn’t.