Tags archives: stamina

 

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Get Fit with the 1-Song Run

Numbers stress me out. Similar to my aversion to tracking my size by the scale (I prefer a tester skirt), I track the minutes that I run by songs. You see, I have never been a runner. In fact I have always hated, yes, hated running. I felt like I couldn’t breathe as every second seemed to take a minute. It was painful. But oddly, not so much physically painful as it was emotionally painful.

 

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Weird Foods that Runners Love!

Since childhood we have been bombarded with images of the healthy body—one that exercises and eats “right.” But perhaps those classroom diagrams of the jogger holding a carrot weren’t quite accurate. Eating “right” means different things for different people, and for runners it can just simply mean eating weird. Here’s what I mean:

 

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Swimmer's Diet

Have you ever heard the myth that when you’re starving, your body feeds on itself! It’s not entirely a myth. Simple Carbohydrates deplete the body of essential vitamins and minerals. Since simple carbs contain zero vitamins and minerals, your body can actually take them out of its own tissues. Be sure your carbs are full of nutrients, so your body doesn’t feed on itself!:

 

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Food For Runners (and intense exercisers)... shopping list

Nothing ruins a marathon or even a mid-morning jog like hunger pangs. However, you also don’t want to have a cramp in your stomach because your body isn’t sure if it should be sending blood to digest your food or power your muscles. The answer? Eat an hour before you go on a run, and eat foods that keep you fuller longer. Grains keep you full longer so you can tack on that extra mile before lunch time. Try these an hour before putting on that spandex:

 

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Stamina: Bites with Benefits

Anything your body digests slowly is great if you’re concerned about your stamina. You don’t want a performance-killing blood sugar crash halfway up a mountain hike. Avoid melted power bars sticking to the inside of your backpack, and try one of these foods before rigorous activity that will give you energy for hours: