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Facing Wind

Faster and stronger

Another morning

Coming to an end

In strides of two

Nothing left to hold back

Winding through the wooded path

Incredible sunrise

Next mile

Down the road

sarahfit:

Is running a marathon on your bucket list? If so, you’re not alone. The growing number of 26.2 mile warriors is steadily increasing. In 2010, there were 507,000 estimated marathon finishers, an 8.6 percent jump since 2009 and a 43.6 percent increase since 2000.

The Boston and ING New York City marathons sold out in record time last year making it difficult for eager participants to sign up. However, if you are looking for a motivational boost and guarantee into your race of choice, running for a charity may be your golden ticket.

Read more to find out how you can secure a spot!

The first woman to legally run the Boston Marathon was Kathrine Switzer in 1967.

no-picnic:

Why It Matters: From “Cooking Skills are Important Competencies for Promoting Healthy Eating in an Urban Indigenous Health Service”
“Cooking interventions make an important contribution to promoting nutrition in urban Indigenous contexts and cooking skills are therefore important competencies for nutrition and dietetic professionals delivering practical community nutrition programs.”
(Study by Wendy Foley, et.al, conducted in Brisbane, Australia, 2011. In Partnership with Pathways to Prevention, Mission Australia.)
Image Courtesy the Institute of Culinary Education

no-picnic:

Why It Matters: From “Cooking Skills are Important Competencies for Promoting Healthy Eating in an Urban Indigenous Health Service”

“Cooking interventions make an important contribution to promoting nutrition in urban Indigenous contexts and cooking skills are therefore important competencies for nutrition and dietetic professionals delivering practical community nutrition programs.”

(Study by Wendy Foley, et.al, conducted in Brisbane, Australia, 2011. In Partnership with Pathways to Prevention, Mission Australia.)

Image Courtesy the Institute of Culinary Education

sarahfit:

YUM! Homemade Post Workout Granola Bars with only 146 calories, with 7 g of protein, 3 g of fiber!
Searching for a portable, clean, high protein snack to eat after a  workout or on the go, I could not find a low sugar, high protein granola  bar recipe. I found a few recipes and made them to my liking but felt like they were too heavy or not  sweet enough. I decided to try making my own and after 3 attempts, have  finally created a keeper. It has a perfect 3:1 carb to protein ratio  frequently recommended to have after a strength workout.

sarahfit:

YUM! Homemade Post Workout Granola Bars with only 146 calories, with 7 g of protein, 3 g of fiber!

Searching for a portable, clean, high protein snack to eat after a workout or on the go, I could not find a low sugar, high protein granola bar recipe. I found a few recipes and made them to my liking but felt like they were too heavy or not sweet enough. I decided to try making my own and after 3 attempts, have finally created a keeper. It has a perfect 3:1 carb to protein ratio frequently recommended to have after a strength workout.

madsweat:

To Snack OR Not To Snack

Do you ever wake up in the morning and feel very motivated to start a healthy day? Then, do you notice your motivation slowly starts to creep down as the day progresses? You’re not the only one!

Snack choices may also worsen as the day continues. Snacks can…

madsweat:

Proper squat technique

madsweat:

Proper squat technique

pubhealth:

Does everyone consume sugar drinks?
Approximately one-half of the population aged 2 and older consumes  sugar drinks on any given day. Among adult women, the percentage is  lower, with 40% consuming sugar drinks on any given day, while among  boys aged 2–19, 70% consume sugar drinks on any given day.
(From CDC)

pubhealth:

Does everyone consume sugar drinks?

Approximately one-half of the population aged 2 and older consumes sugar drinks on any given day. Among adult women, the percentage is lower, with 40% consuming sugar drinks on any given day, while among boys aged 2–19, 70% consume sugar drinks on any given day.

(From CDC)

pubhealth:

Is Big Soda as Bad as Big Tobacco?
(from TIME)

pubhealth:

Is Big Soda as Bad as Big Tobacco?

(from TIME)

Did You Know?

madsweat:

It’s Valentines Day here are some cool facts about your heart. It really is a truly amazing organ.

1. The heart is one big muscular pump made up of involuntary striated muscle cells.

2. An adult heart pumps approx. 2,000 gallons of blood throughout the body.

3. The average adult heart beats 72 times a minute; 100,000 times a day; 3,600,000 times a year; and 2.5 billion times during a 70-year span.

4. An adult man’s heart weighs about 10 ounces and a woman’s about 8 ounces.

5. Your system of blood vessels — arteries, veins and capillaries — is over 60,000 miles long and would stretch around the world more than twice!

6. The human heart has four chambers, two superior atria and two inferior ventricles.

7. Blood flows into the right atrium and through the tricuspid valve into the right ventricle. From here it is pumped to the lungs to dispose of CO2 and pick up O2. Next the oxygenated blood is pumped into the left atrium and then to the left ventricle, through the bicuspid valve. Finally it is pumped out of the left ventricle to the body via the aorta.

8. The heartbeat (lub-dub sound) is the produced by the closing of the atrioventricular valves.

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