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Called It: Too Much Running Is Bad For Your Health

Called It: Too Much Running Is Bad For Your Health | Keeping up with Nutrition | Scoop.it
Running makes for great exercise and keeps your heart healthy, but overdoing it by running more than an hour per day, or running multiple marathons, can actually shorten your life, according to a recent editorial in the journal Heart.

 

This article points out that we should never take our workouts too extremes. Although running is great exercise, running too much can actually hurt your health rather than help it. However, running too much can have just as negative health effects as not running at all. Doctors say that it becomes unhealthy when you run more than an hour a day or when you run multiple marathons. Like a glass of wine can be good for your heart, everything is good in moderation. We must be careful not to overdo it.

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I really liked the topic of this article. Many people believe endless working out will just get you in better and better shape, however this is not true. Our bodies get run down and need time to recouperate. Growing up, both my older sisters did cross country. The longest one of them was completely healthy was probably one to two months. This is proof that overrunning has negative effects on your body. Tapering is the best method of exercise. Work really hard and drain your body at the beginning, then slowly decrease your workouts and do this in phases.

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I really liked the topic of this article. Many people believe endless working out will just get you in better and better shape, however this is not true. Our bodies get run down and need time to recouperate. Growing up, both my older sisters did cross country. The longest one of them was completely healthy was probably one to two months. This is proof that overrunning has negative effects on your body. Tapering is the best method of exercise. Work really hard and drain your body at the beginning, then slowly decrease your workouts and do this in phases.

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Fitness programs: 5 steps to getting started - MayoClinic.com

Fitness programs: 5 steps to getting started - MayoClinic.com | Keeping up with Nutrition | Scoop.it
Starting a fitness program is easier than you might think. Follow these five steps.

 

This is an article on how to create an exercise plan. It is best to start with a well formed goal than nothing at all. First, you should think about how fit you are. The article provides a number of ways you can measure your fitness level. Then design your fitness program by considering your fitness goals, create an appropriate routine, and go at your own pace. As you progress you will increase the intensity of your exercise, include different activities, allow time for recovery, and record your progress. After that, all you need to do is keep going and stay motivated!

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I found this article to be very helpful for people who are just starting to work out. Getting in shape can be a very daunting task, especially if you have no clue where to start. This article does an amazing job in preparing you for working out. It helps you to set up an exercise program that targets your problem areas. Also, I really like the suggestion of putting your exercise goals on paper. This makes it more official and keeps you on track.

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Compartmentalising: A key for time management

Compartmentalising: A key for time management | Keeping up with Nutrition | Scoop.it

Whether you’re a successful entrepreneur, high-level executive or an ambitious go-getter working your way up the ladder, the reality is the more you take on, the more there is to get done – in the same amount of hours each day.

 

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I really enjoyed this article. It did a really good job of stating an obvious fact that many people dont think about. The more things you take on, the more you need to get done. the strategy of compartmentalizing can sometimes be considered as rude if you ar jumping from multiple topics and you mind isn't fully into what you need to accomplish. However, this article claims it is a survival skill for the successful.


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Surefire Stress Relief, Part 2: Managing Your Reactions to the News - Huffington Post (blog)

Surefire Stress Relief, Part 2: Managing Your Reactions to the News - Huffington Post (blog) | Keeping up with Nutrition | Scoop.it

Surefire Stress Relief, Part 2: Managing Your Reactions to the NewsHuffington Post (blog)Between Hurricane Sandy, the election and everyday drama, watching the news can easily trigger feelings of stress for me.

 

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This article puts a whole new perspective on stress. Normally we think of situations or people as stressful. However, this article pinpoints a common source of stress, the media. The media puts stress upon us in multiple ways. The phrase "no news is good news" definately applies to this! Everyday my family turns on the news and watches the misfortunes of other people. We watch coverage of the natural disasters in asia, hunger in africa, and the national debt crisis in our own country. This just piles stress into our lives. While watching TV it is hard to escape the commercials for the ASPCA, asking for our donations for as low at 18 cents per day. This just adds more stress, the stress of money. This article did an excellent job describing how the emotions the media provokes in us causes stress. Because watching the TV is often a daily occurance, we do not take proper actions to relieve the stress from the previous day, causing the stress to accumulate.


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Nutrition facts in the food you eat and the impact on your health

Nutrition facts in the food you eat and the impact on your health | Keeping up with Nutrition | Scoop.it

In depth information about nutrition facts in the food, nutrition health articles, health benefits of fruits, vegetables, nuts, herbs, and much more...

 

My Thoughts: This article explains the benefits of diefferent diets, such as the Okinawa diet, a japanese diet allows you to eat foods full of lavor. The Okinawa diet restricts calories, fats, and sugars while it is also popular with vegetarians. As I have always considered being a vegetarian, I would use this diet. Normally, I go through phaseswhere i don't eat meat, but I have to stop because of iron deficiencies. With this diet, the seafood would supply the iron while I could refrain from eating meat. This website also includes the various benefits of eating fruits and vegetables. This article was very helpful in showing the purpose of fruits and vegetable. All throughout my youth, my parents have told me to eat them but i never really knew why they were good for me. This article tells us the importance of anti-oxidents in fruits and the non-starch polyssacharides and vegetables!

 

 

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Called It: Too Much Running Is Bad For Your Health

Called It: Too Much Running Is Bad For Your Health | Keeping up with Nutrition | Scoop.it
Running makes for great exercise and keeps your heart healthy, but overdoing it by running more than an hour per day, or running multiple marathons, can actually shorten your life, according to a recent editorial in the journal Heart.

 

This article points out that we should never take our workouts too extremes. Although running is great exercise, running too much can actually hurt your health rather than help it. However, running too much can have just as negative health effects as not running at all. Doctors say that it becomes unhealthy when you run more than an hour a day or when you run multiple marathons. Like a glass of wine can be good for your heart, everything is good in moderation. We must be careful not to overdo it.

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I really liked the topic of this article. Many people believe endless working out will just get you in better and better shape, however this is not true. Our bodies get run down and need time to recouperate. Growing up, both my older sisters did cross country. The longest one of them was completely healthy was probably one to two months. This is proof that overrunning has negative effects on your body. Tapering is the best method of exercise. Work really hard and drain your body at the beginning, then slowly decrease your workouts and do this in phases.

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I really liked the topic of this article. Many people believe endless working out will just get you in better and better shape, however this is not true. Our bodies get run down and need time to recouperate. Growing up, both my older sisters did cross country. The longest one of them was completely healthy was probably one to two months. This is proof that overrunning has negative effects on your body. Tapering is the best method of exercise. Work really hard and drain your body at the beginning, then slowly decrease your workouts and do this in phases.

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7 Mind-Blowing Benefits of Exercise

7 Mind-Blowing Benefits of Exercise | Keeping up with Nutrition | Scoop.it

Think exercise is all about toned abs and weight loss? It also makes you happier and smarter.


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This article was very insightful in explaining the 'mind-blowing' benefits of exercise. I found it interesting that there are so many benefits to exercising other than the basic get in shape to avoid health risks. In addition to the physical benefits, it has many psychological benefits. I found it interesting that your mood is greatly affected by working out. It can lift depression, as well as make your memory and recognition better. Because it increases learning, I feel it is very important for high school and college students to workouin order to do better in school.

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The BioSync Team's comment, December 4, 2012 10:15 AM
True! I am currently studying with a Wudang Dao Master from China and ALL classes - rain or shine- are outside.
nancercize's comment, December 4, 2012 11:08 AM
i lead outdoor classes in NYC, and today we sang songs about rain during our workout! So much fun.
nancercize's comment, December 18, 2012 10:56 PM
And when we exercise in nature, the mental and psychological benefits accrue even more. There is a large body of research on this, growing every day. The Japanese even have "forest therapy."
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Antistress: Stress Reducer Tips to Reduce Emotional Stress and Manage Your Life - Vol.155, June 29, 2012

Antistress: Stress Reducer Tips to Reduce Emotional Stress and Manage Your Life - Vol.155, June 29, 2012 | Keeping up with Nutrition | Scoop.it

Stress is a major part of American life these days. It is also the main reason why people get ill. Many people are working...

 

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This article does a very good job at giving tips on how to break up your stress and find a solution. It is very true, for me at least, that when I am stressed, I tend to turn away from others, wanting to fix my problems myself. in this atricle, it states that you need to seaprate your problems and evaluate the different ways you can deal with them.


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Nutrition Nerd: Food Safety 101

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Who wants to risk a food borne illness which could result in anything from mild discomfort, diarrhea and dehydration [which can negatively interfere with your training and racing schedule] to something more severe like ...

 

My Thoughts: I really enjoyed this article and felt it was really relevent to the season. As there are hurricanes and super storms in season, it is very important to know the saftey of making foods. This hit close to home with me because many years ago, my family had a power outage on thanksgiving and we were forced to roast our turkey over a fire. This article has really beneficial tips on how to perserve your food during the holida. The most helpful hint I found was keeping a thermometer in your fridge when the power is out. Once your food has been above a certain temperature for an extended period of time, you know your food has gone bad.

 

 


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Top 10 Healthy Yet Cheap Organic Foods

Top 10 Healthy Yet Cheap Organic Foods | Keeping up with Nutrition | Scoop.it

Cheap organic foods? In the face of global economic struggle, the issue of personal finance is at the heart of the average consumer. But do you really have to shed an exorbitant amount of your money to purchase organic foods over conventional?

 

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This article does an excellent job of proving that you do not have to break the bank in order to stay healthy. These days the proce of groceries are on the rise and it can be difficult to be picky about the nutritional value of what you put into your mouth. In this article, organic foods are the focus. Allthough I had never considered organic foods before, this article introduced me to a few! I am now very interested in eating brown rice instead of white rice, and making sure the produce I eat is organic as well.

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, December 14, 2012 1:12 PM

Thank you Charles Burch!

Kirk Fontaine's comment, December 15, 2012 9:19 AM
thanks for posting a great article on organic food I am a great advocate of generic food as well since they are cheaper than name brand
Kirk Fontaine's curator insight, December 15, 2012 9:21 AM

thanks for posting a great article on organic food I am a great advocate of generic food as well since they are cheaper than name brand