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.
For marathoners and all athletes, fueling properly prior to competition is more important than ever in order to avoid energy depletion midway through the contest. To that extent, UCAN, a nutritional supplements company based out of Connecticut, has developed a super starch made from non-GMO cornstarch.
This month’s workout is meant for all of you ghouls and goblins who give in to the sugary temptation that comes with Halloween. It’s made up of two bags of tricks (full body exercise circuits) followed by a treat (active recovery), and while it’s not nearly as fun as stuffing your face with your kid’s tiny candy bars, you’ll be happy you did it in the days leading up to All Hallow’s Eve.
Our bodies possess many wondrous abilities, and among them is the capacity to heal itself. When we suffer an injury or infection, our bodies will respond with inflammation, a cascade of proteins that work to bring blood flow to an area to speed up the healing process and repair cellular damage. You’re undoubtedly familiar with the signs of inflammation — swelling, redness, heat, and pain — from common ailments like a bumped elbow, scraped knee, or sore throat.
I’ve spent most of my life doing sporty, athletic-type stuff. I’m a Marine Corps veteran, have a black belt in Kenpo Karate, and love obstacle course races and running really long distances on trails. But out of everything I do, yoga is by far the most challenging of all of them.