The Right Way to Train for a Marathon (IDEA Fitness Journal, 2013)

I came across this article as I went back through my amazing collection of IDEA Fitness Journal issues from over the years I’ve been certified as an ACE Personal Trainer.

Here’s an excerpt from the article and I’ll post the link to the full deal just after.

“To paraphrase an ancient Chinese philosopher, “A journey of 26.2 miles begins with a single step.” From the time the Greek runner Pheidippides ran from Marathon to Athens in 490 BC to announce the Greeks’ victory in the Battle of Marathon, humans have had a compelling interest in taking that single step–and many more after it.”

To read the full post please click here (or copy and paste http://www.ideafit.com/fitness-library/the-right-way-to-train-for-a-marathon)

Happy reading and running!

D is for Deficiency (article by Precision Nutrition)

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“In the past decade, Vitamin D has emerged as something of a miracle supplement, studied more than any other vitamin in the 21st century.

Hundreds of research studies suggest that Vitamin D can help prevent everything from osteoporosis to autoimmune disorders, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and much more.

It affects recovery and body composition, and the influence of our genes. Some have even suggested that vitamin D deficiency might cause obesity.”

Want to know more about what’s up in the world of Vitamin D and why you might want to take a supplement…or NOT?!?

Head over to the Precision Nutrition website to check out the story!

10 Foods That Sound Healthy (But Aren’t)

Screen Shot 2013-07-15 at 8.20.53 AM Cooking Light posted this article and I’m stoked they did. So many fallacies out there and buzzwords to mislead the nutritionally unsure…

Check it out and feel free to share comments below if you have something to add!

Links to websites I like to consult for a variety of suggestions, opinions and healthful recipes (NOTE: If you dig eating flesh, go ahead and add ONE SERVING to your portion of a veg-only recipe.)

Mayo Clinic – Nutrition and Healthy Eating

Vegetarian Times

Livestrong – Diet and Nutrition

Runner’s World (even if running’s not your thing, their dietician is awesome and the recipes are delish!)

Sleep is KING…and key to a better YOU!

I really liked Amy Layne’s eighth tip in her series of 31 Tips to a Healthier You, “How to get better sleep – Sleep better to improve your health.”  I like her suggstions, particularly how she talks about our “inner clock.” More on that topic later!

Amy’s website has some great recipes and other info on it that you might find interesting, delicious and helpful (not necessarily in that order.) Check it out!

Don’t be this guy…

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