This month, I’d like to focus on three topics I came across that I found particularly interesting.
I’m a fan of foam rollers and have my thoughts based on personal experience on what they seem to do but what do they really do? How do they actually help?
How does a lack of sleep affect you? What can the differences between sleep patterns of people who live on opposite sides of time zones tell us about that?
What should you do to best take advantage of the benefits of caffeine on race day? Continue reading “Foam rollers, sleep, caffeine”
This month, I’m jumping around on topics a bit but that’s because I have three very interesting articles I want to discuss. Continue reading “Exercise and anger, muscle memory, sugary drinks”
Another month, another lot of reading. This month, I’m pulling from a variety of sources for a variety of types of topics. Continue reading “Young phenoms, a good night’s sleep, perceived heat”
A few weeks ago, an article was going around on sunscreen. On the chance you haven’t seen it, I thought it would be worth sharing here, as well as one other link on Vitamin D.
Also earlier this month, I wrote a post about nutrition, where I was especially harsh on restrictive diets. As I was writing that but a little too late to shoehorn it in, an article came up in my newsfeed that I felt was a good fit for that post. I’ll share it here as an end of month addendum. Continue reading “Vitamin D/sun and more on restrictive diets”
I didn’t get the usual month end post up last week due to the holidays. But I do have one link I want to share this week instead because it’s a topic that I feel very strongly about and I believe there is a lot of bad advice on it. Continue reading “Don’t stress over your cadence”
This seems like the appropriate time of the year for this reminder, as we are meeting with family and friends who always want to remind us that we work out too much. The common refrain is that staying in shape is good but too much is bad.
Well, that’s just not the case. Don’t worry. You’re not working out too much.
Continue reading “Working out is good for you”
As many of you surely know, I’m not a fan of diet fads.
Do you know what I am a fan of? Vitamin D (when you don’t get enough sun, as we in Wisconsin tend to fall short on in the winter) and training by feel.
Continue reading “Intermittent fasting, vitamin D, training by feel”
This month, I’m going to two of my favorite sources. One for a topic I’ve discussed here before and the other for an interesting look at something new.
Continue reading “Keep your ankles strong, should you stretch or not?”
I have a few topics close to my heart to discuss this week.
First, “heat therapy” or essentially heat training as us old timers call it. Second, the connection between a healthy body and a healthy brain. It’s a real thing. Finally, something I’ve experienced on the benefits of those fitness trackers that seem to keep track of everything you could imagine.
Continue reading “Heat therapy; healthy body, healthy brain; using stress trackers”
This month, I came across two interesting and slightly contradictory reads on injuries and running form, as well as a thought provoking topic on stretching and another on mindfulness.
Continue reading “Form and injury risk, stretching”