Everybody knows that exercise makes you feel good. When I am feeling stressed, I head to my treadmill and run at least 20 minutes and afterwards, it feels like all of my worries have faded. I see things differently after a good workout. The issues that were stressful to me are so much clearer and easy to deal with. If I started with one of my painful migraines, it also has faded. But, those are the obvious signs. There are some signs that are not so obvious, like actuall
Change is HARD. That is why only 8% of people who make a resolution, stick with it. So you made a resolution; "lose weight and get fit"...what now? Well, one thing that you will find more success with is; think SMALL. Yes, smaller, more manageable changes (baby steps) are easier to accept and therefore, easier to accomplish. Accepting change is completely psychological. Ultimately, as humans, we at one point or other, all give in to our needs. And if your brain feels the
This past January, I ran my first indoor race. The Icebreaker Indoor Marathon in Milwaukee with one of my best finish times in over 10 years. By the way, all of my training for that particular race was on my treadmill.
If you live in the Midwest like me, you have been doing most if not all of your running on a treadmill these past couple of months. The end of March is giving us some pretty nice running weather, so it's time to head out!
In May, I will be running my f
Training for a marathon is largely dependent on your long runs. First, the definition of a long run is basically running for a long duration at a steady pace and every week or so, you slowly add on distance/time to your long run. The object of the long run is to finish it, so speed should not be the goal- unless you're an experienced marathoner and training to set a PR (personal record). During long runs, you not only train your body to get used to running for long duration
In the running world, you hear lingo like fartlek, leg turnover, long run, overpronate and setting a PR (personal record). Basically, it is when you finish faster than you have ever before in that particular race length (5K,10K, etc). It is not about the other runners finish times or averages, it is all about your own personal accomplishment. If you shave off 15 minutes from your last racing finish time, that is quite an accomplishment for some. Especially in a marathon an
In July of 2011, the Journal of the American Medical Association stated that "allowing children to be placed in foster care is in some cases is more ethical than obesity surgery."... Wow.
*There are 20 documented cases in the U.K. of obese children placed in foster care. It is disappointing that Americans have allowed their kids to get to this extreme (in some cases), but is it really surprising to anybody??? I mean I think this may be the first generation where a todd
About 25 years ago, my nephew was diagnosed with ADHD and several other behavioral disorders. Back then these disorders were barely being studied by medical professionals. Very little was known and very little was done. Today, children with ADHD are in a much better position. Even though the specific causes of ADHD are not known, we have learned much about how to curb the symptoms of the disorder. As parents, foster parents and childcare professionals, caring for a child