You’ve just started running, and you’re already breathless. Is that normal, or could it be your poor breathing technique?
Your VO2 max and inter-muscular oxygen efficiency will increase as you become fitter. Breathing while running will become easier with time. But if you’re serious about running, you should learn proper breathing. You’ll likely be astounded by how much more enjoyable your run becomes!
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Sometime in the future, a distance you found challenging will feel more manageable. When that happens, it means you’ve increased your running stamina.
An increase in running stamina comes from consistency, which means running multiple times per week for multiple weeks to accumulate fitness. There are no shortcuts to increasing running stamina!
Before You Begin
Assess your current aerobic base and build on that. Whether you’re looking to complete your first 5k or an experienced runner looking to increase your stamina for the final stages of a marathon, the rule of “too much too soon” holds true. Increasing your runs too rapidly, or resting too little, leads to performance plateaus or injury.
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runtastic repost > Why am i always hungry? symptoms, causes, and solutions for feeling hungry all the time
*Note: Julia Denner is the original author on this post, but I edited and rewrote it extensively.
Feeling hungry is a good and natural part of being human. Feeling hungry at regular intervals throughout the day is a sign of a working metabolism. But feeling hungry all the time, even after a meal, shows something amiss in your nutritional intake or psychosocial wellbeing. And it can be super annoying! Here we analyze the symptoms, causes, and solutions for constant hunger.
DISCLAIMER: HUNGER IS GOODIn a world that rewards thinness, “healthy eating,” and exercise, it’s easy to believe that eating more than three Instagram-worthy meals and the occasional snack somehow equates to overeating or binge eating. Influencers flood social media with “what I eat in a day” posts, promoting unfair food and intake comparisons. Media tells us about “good food” versus “bad food,” creating a sense of morality out of food choices.
Your body needs food, food has nutrition, and what someone else eats shouldn’t dictate what you eat. Period.
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When we are feeling extra motivated and eager to see results, we may push ourselves too far with our training.
The reality is that muscles will get stronger when they have time to rest and recover. Moreover, everyone is in a different stage of their training. You must listen to your own body before comparing yourself to others. Pushing yourself far beyond your limits may result in overtraining, sickness, or sports injury.
Your performance, muscle mass, and overall vitality benefit from rest!
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Runtastic Repost > JOURNALING: HOW A MINDFULNESS JOURNAL CAN IMPROVE YOUR QUALITY OF LIFE (AND YOGA PRACTICE)
Some very important people have famously kept a personal diary: Frida Kahlo, Leonardo da Vinca, Marie Curie, and Charles Darwin, to name a few.
And some modern “important people”-- i.e., social media influencers-- have made the “THAT GIRL” morning journal a thing.
If you don’t know the facts, it can be difficult to determine if taking time to write down your thoughts and feelings is actually worth the time. What’s better for your health: a 5-minute journal or doing something else more action-oriented?
According to our investigation, the answer is journaling. Writing in a life journal optimizes your mental and physical well-being. Here’s why, and how.
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Cold showers aren’t for the faint of heart (literally and figuratively). But they’re an incredible way to boost the immune system and metabolism. This article explains some benefits of taking cold showers.
Slowly turn the water temperature down until it’s 20°C (70°F). Continue to drop the temperature to your comfort level. Try to take cold showers once or twice a week for a few minutes until you’ve developed a tolerance.
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The body is built to move, so most exercise is healthy and beneficial. Yoga is one of the least intense and most unique forms of fitness. Many potential or current yogis ask: “Can you get fit and toned from yoga?” Here, we explore how yoga helps you stay fit.
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Chronic back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide.(1) Acute back pain caused by sports injuries and unexpected events can cause physical, emotional, and social problems.
Finding relief and long-term care is pivotal to overall health, regardless of where pain occurs (lower, middle, or upper back). Can yoga help with chronic back pain? Here we investigate the causes of back pain and the relief certain yoga poses can provide.
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Even the easy yoga poses will be challenging the first time you attempt them. Plus, “easy” is not the same for everyone. Unlike many other types of sport and fitness, yoga has its own language, its own breath patterns, and is intensely tied to self-realization. Practicing yoga will likely transform how you approach other sports, your body, and your sense of self. Many people start noticing the benefits of yoga after their very first session; most people will see a change after three to six weeks. But getting started is the hardest part, especially if you have ZERO yoga experience! Here, we tell you everything you need to know about beginners’ yoga.
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Are antihistamines performance enhancing drugs?
The short answer: maybe. The long answer: it’s not clear. Here’s more information about why antihistamine ingestion qualifies as doping in sports and what this means for the everyday athlete, whether competing or just running with hayfever and seasonal allergies.
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