Is anyone starting to get that Christmas anxiety? You know the one, where you aren’t sure if you are entirely done shopping? Or you don’t know what to get someone? Or is it just me. Well, take your mind off of it for 15 mins and immerse yourself in some useful knowledge. The mall can wait. Five more juicy links to all of the knowledge when it comes to nutrition, mobility, technology, training and mindset.
Long a staple of a hearty breakfast, do eggs have a place in a healthy diet?! If you are as old as I am (getting up there) you have been through the egg white only phase and may have even had a carton of egg whites in your fridge. Are the yolks really that bad? Should we be paying that extra $2 for the egg white only omelette? How many eggs a week can I eat and still be safe? Here’s some science to help you decipher what’s noise and what’s real.
Do you have low back pain? A tightness or tingling sensation that runs down the back of your leg? Does your hip ache? These can all be symptoms of piriformis syndrome. The piriformis is a small muscle that attaches to the sacrum and the top of your femur and helps move your leg from side to side. Check out these stretches to help you get everything moving well again.
Everyone loves hitting that juicy WOD or going for a 1RM but how many people actually love warming up? You should. A good warm up is often the key to performing better whatever the task is. So take pride in warming up and take a few tips from here.
Not many people who take running seriously (or even semi seriously) don’t have some sort of device that measures their pace, distance and calories burned. Whether that’s a phone, a foot pod or a running watch, depends on preference, but without one, I’d be lost. What did runners do before the advent of GPS? Well if it was 1986, maybe you owned a pair of these futuristic shoes from Puma! Way, way ahead of the curve, they measured distance, pace and calories burned and then uploaded the data to your Commodore 64 to track your progress! Now they are being re-released with updated computer guts, but the same styling. Only 86 pairs are being released worldwide, so you better have deep pockets or a real love of retro running gear (or better yet BOTH!).