As weather begins to get warmer around the country, a cool, refreshing smoothie sounds better and better! The following smoothie recipe is like Key Lime pie in a glass.
As you start sipping on this refreshing smoothie, you may start imagining yourself taking in the sunshine and warm breeze of the Florida Keys. No problem, savor the moment! Limes, like all citrus fruit, are a great source of vitamin C which supports our immune system. It’s interesting to note that in several villages in West Africa where cholera epidemics occurred, the consumption of lime juice during the main meal of the day was found to protect against the contraction of cholera. The healing properties of lemons & limes have also been shown to alter or slow down cell division within the body, including cancer cells. Pucker up and enjoy!
Blend all ingredients until smooth.
Just like a dash of fresh lime juice can add some punch to a recipe, so can strides add a punch to your running. A stride is simply 15-20 seconds of running at mile to 5k race pace. I recommend inserting strides into one or two of your weekly easy runs, either in the middle or at the end of the run. I personally like to add five 20 second strides toward the end of an easy run while my legs are nice and warmed up. Each stride is followed by 20-30 seconds of easy jogging. Strides help keep our legs sharp and tuned for speed by activating some of the fast twitch muscle fibers. Simply put, strides will add a little zest to your running!
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The importance of having a well-functioning and healthy immune system has become increasingly obvious in recent times.
Sadly, everyone seems to have a different answer as to how you should go about strengthening your immune system. When you go to your local health and wellness shop, you might see twenty or thirty products that tout their “immune boosting” powers. An Amazon search reveals thousands of results.
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We’ve all heard about all the negative effects of stress and the modern lifestyle.
We’re all rushing around, overworked, in a constant state of fight-or-flight and it has disastrous effects on our health.
But what if “stress” wasn’t the real problem?
What if our bodies knew exactly how to cope with the intensity of modern life… if we just gave the body what it needed to thrive?
And the key may be one little mineral.
I hope this finds you healthy and able to still get outside (or inside) for a daily run during this trying time of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Many of us are grieving several losses including race cancellations. Though it's a bummer, I want you to know that your hard-earned training is far from wasted.
Those miles are in your legs and all kinds of wonderful benefits have occurred including the addition of mitochondria, adding new capillary beds for increased blood flow, and strengthening the heart muscle for future training.
As athletes, it's important for us to be proactive in maintaining a strong immune system. We're not only doing this for our own prevention but also our loved ones that we spend time with.
Read on for 5 tips to consider as you seek to stay healthy.