If you happen to meet an Olympic marathon runner, what pointers would he or she give you?
Deena Kastor is a 41-year old Olympian who holds a few records. Age is not matter if you want to start running at later age.
She shares 3 secrets that can help you to run faster.
- Maintain Quality Workouts
- Ditch the “Junk Miles”
- Get Enough Sleep
Crossfit is gaining popularity but not walking. Walking may never be a favorite activity. And it will never come as close as Ironman races. However, many fitness professionals believe that walking is a lot better than any kind of workouts.
It is difficult to exercise whether at home or gym. Walking is easier as it is something you can do everyday.
How often do you sit every day? You are not making any difference in your health if you think you can cancel 10 hours of inactivity with one hour of exercise.
One study by the University of Texas School of Public Health reveals that every week marathoners invest about six and half hours in training. The interesting part is that their daily sitting duration is between 8 and 10.75 hours.
According to most perception, the only way to be fit is to exercise long hours at the gym. The scientists at the Indiana University discover that you can counter the impacts of prolonged sitting which affects the arteries in the leg by spreading 3 five-minute walks over three hours of prolonged sitting.
You can start walking 3 miles per hour. Then gradually boost your pace so you can hit 4 miles per hour.
A recent walking guideline proposes 10,000 steps a day. If it is too much for you, forget it. All you need is at least 150 minutes of exercise each week.
Walking can be great but it does not give your body everything it needs. If you want stronger bone, you should run. To develop more muscles, you should do resistance training.
Movement is essential for your body. It is the same your body receives its nutrition daily. Walking can be answer.
There is an increasing rate of death among those with heart attack. Yet you don’t see such stats in Eastern countries like China. This high rate of fatality could be caused by unhealthy lifestyle and eating habits embraced by the people in the West.
Do you know that eating fruits everyday slashes heart disease risk by up to 40%? What bewilder me is the difference in risk between those who consume fruit daily and those who do not is nearly 15%. Guess what? You don’t have to eat a lot of fruits. The participants in the study who enjoyed the lower risk of CVD only ate around one and a half portions or 150g in weight.
I think it is time to do something about our diet.
Maybe you should incorporate fruits into your daily diet if you don’t want to suffer from heart problems. You can reduce the risk further by eating more fruits. If you’re struggling to meet your daily needs of fruits, frozen, dried or tinned in juice also count.
Raw honey have been effectively used against infections for a long time. Fresh honey is easily available in developing countries. Nevertheless, this source is depleting in advanced countries. In addition, for those who live in Western world, the cases of antibiotic resistance are getting more and more.
Why raw honey is so effective in treating infections? 13 lactic acid bacteria in raw honey has been identified by Sweden’s Lund University researchers to create numerous antimicrobial compounds. They wondered how it would fare on infections such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), ancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) and Pseudomonas aeruginosa? The result from the laboratory is satisfactory.
Only horses has been given this treatment outside of the lab. The horse owners tried different ways to get the wounds to heal, however it was the use of lactic acid bacteria that got the job done. One highly probably explanation on why it works so effectively is because there’s a huge variety of active substances involved.
When a treatment only has one active compound, such as antibiotics, that treatment is only effective on a limited variety of bacteria. No doubt 13 lactic acid bacteria would prove to be more beneficial as it can fight off a larger scope of pathogens. For millions of year it has safeguarded the bee colonies and their honey from bad microorganisms.
If you think using honey you bought at the store will give you the same results, think again. Sadly, store bought honey is void of living lactic acid bacteria, unlike fresh honey.