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We challenge you to move!

Have you ever been given exercises to do at home – like homework? Many people struggle to find and make time to exercise at home. While it may be ideal to try and do a whole set of homework exercises one after another, realistically we may not have the time to do so. What we can do instead is find pockets in time throughout the day to spread those exercises out. Whether you need to find time to stretch out your chest after sitting at the computer all day, or working on your balance, we can all find time to do them in tiny spurts.

These tiny gains within the day will accumulate and promote more movement throughout your day!

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Fitness Tip – Tips for Running

Running requires whole body integration of multiple systems for stability and power through each stride. To better coordinate that integration we can further train two fascial systems that play a significant role in maintaining the form of running.

The anterior oblique sling (in front of the body) comprises of the external and internal obliques with the opposite side adductors while the posterior oblique sling (back of the body) involve the lat and the opposite glute.

These two systems are required to work with one another when running and allows the body to remain centrated as you propel yourself forward. Give these two exercises a try when working on supplemental training for running!

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Carbs for Training

Carbohydrate – aka ‘carbs’ – are our main source of energy. In order to have sufficient energy for our upcoming training workout, we should eat carbs beforehand. A slow digesting carb source is recommended about 45 minutes prior to your workout to allow your body to slowly digest it before your workout. A good example of these types of carbs are oats and banana.

Carbs are also needed after your workout to restore glycogen stores.Ideally, you should wait about 45 minutes after your workout before consuming.

Remember that carbs = fuel for your workout!

The “F” word

Why are fats important in your diet? People are often worried when they hear the word ‘fat’ especially when it comes to diet but eating fats is incredibly important.

  • Fats help provide raw materials for hormone production and help regulate the function of several hormones.
  • Fats provide crucial nutrients as fatty acids contain omega 3 and omega 6.
  • They are also a carrier for essential vitamins and help the body absorb them.
  • Fats also help regulate body temperature.

Fat is the nutrient we use most for energy when we don’t need energy quickly, such as when we are sleeping or pottering around the house!

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