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!