By Elizabeth Parsen, Nutritionist at ClubSport San Jose
Ghee, like butter, has been pleasing the palates of human mouths for thousands of years. However, it wasn’t until recently that a focus on fats has created confusion about the differences and similarities between the two and their role in human health.
Improve strength and stability with this month’s workout. Practically guaranteed to make you superhero strong — or, at the very least, enable you to open up that jar of cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving dinner. The purpose of this double-dipper workout is to help you increase performance in both sports and everyday activities, as well as improve your posture and reduce the risk of injury.
For two years, Spartans have traveled to picturesque Lake Tahoe to compete in the Spartan Race World Championship. With the Sierra Nevada mountain range on the horizon, competitors race down tight, single-track trails and trudge up the steep, rocky mountainside. A frigid swim and tough elevation make this historical venue a “must-race” for Spartans.
I ran my first Bridge to Bridge race in San Francisco this year — a 12K run that began at the Ferry Building in and ended at the Marina Green. While the run was grueling, any fatigue was well masked by glorious views of the bay and the Bollywood playlist pounding in my ears.
The 1-2 hours before you work out is a great time to get your body geared up for the physical stress you're about to put it through. Pre-workout meals are an often overlooked and underutilized method to get the best results from your workout.
Is there a fountain of youth? A secret potion to everlasting health and vitality? Feeling young, and looking even younger, is obviously an obsession most cultures in the modern world have in common. And while a mythical fountain or a magical elixir that turn back the effects of Father Time may not exist, collagen, a protein found in our skin and through our entire body, may hold the key to youthful-looking skin and healthier joint mobility.