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Endurance Exercise, Gut Health, Recovery & Probiotics

Endurance Exercise, Gut Health, Recovery & Probiotics
Ultramarathons. When one marathon is not satisfying enough, why not run several? In a row. Day and night, up mountains, across deserts. Yes, ultramarathon runners enjoy a uniquely punishing yet rewarding activity. They truly test the limits of human endurance, of mind, body and spirit, to keep running well beyond what any seemingly rational person would choose. If you’ve read any interviews with ultramarathon runners, they have unique stories behi...

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Bone Health & Key Steps to Preventing Athletic Injury

Bone Health & Key Steps to Preventing Athletic Injury
During the 2019 season, approaching the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run, my good friend Dr. Greg Grosicki of Armstrong State University worked with my coaches and me to track improvements in my body composition. We decided to look at several parameters with the DEXA scanner due to concerns with my bone mineral density. The primary risk of insufficient bone density was stress fracture which would result in a long rest period in the middle o...

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10 Tips for a Lifestyle of Health & Wellness

10 Tips for a Lifestyle of Health & Wellness
In April, I celebrated my 30th birthday. For so much of my life, 30 seemed… so far away. I can still remember the days of thinking “When I turn 30, I’ll be married with two kids, own a house in the mountains, and be the CEO of my own business.” Lofty goals for an age that seemed so distant yet came so quickly. Not shockingly, most of those aspirations are still in the works, but what I do have is something I never expected: at 30 years, I am the h...

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Pleasant Surprise Smoothie by Krissy Moehl

Pleasant Surprise Smoothie by Krissy Moehl
Unless I’m baking, I don’t follow recipes. I love cookbooks—Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow. is at the top right now—and use them for inspiration and guidance, more like pulling out the gutter bumpers on a bowling alley. The beautiful pictures and precise measurements blur a bit and I add about a cup or tablespoon. If I really like an ingredient, like cinnamon, I’ll likely triple the recommended portion. So when I write a recipe for a smoothie… thos...

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Green Smoothie by Ellie Greenwood

Green Smoothie by Ellie Greenwood
I start practically every day with a homemade green smoothie. I find it’s a delicious and easy way to start the day with a punch of vitamins and nutrients. It ensures that I get a good dose of veggies without even thinking about it. A homemade smoothie also avoids the wasteful single-use plastic bottles that store-bought versions generate. If mornings are busy for you, prepare your smoothie the night before, store in the fridge, and simply blend...

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Running for the Long Haul

Healthy Habits That Are Imperative to Doing Just That I'm no stranger to the endurance realm. Having raced in long-distance ultra running events and completed in a long list of personal and challenging multi-day epics is what I thrive on. That being said, how do I keep this one body I have happy and healthy? Similar to many other endurance athletes who have been pushing their body to the limits, I have ridden the roller coaster of ups and downs...

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2 Easy Ways to Boost Your Pre-Workout Smoothie

2 Easy Ways to Boost Your Pre-Workout Smoothie
It can be tricky to eat just the right thing before your workout. Your snack has got to have enough calories to give you the fuel you need but not so much that it weighs you down. Your performance provisions should have a good ratio of protein to healthy carbs to help you operate at your best. Enter smoothies. These liquid dynamos may be the ideal pre-workout food: they’re quick, light, and yummy. Plus, smoothie recipes are flexible, so it’s super...

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Sustainable Ultra Training

Sustainable Ultra Training
In my first three years of ultrarunning, I learned many valuable lessons about the importance of keeping my training sustainable. Not only can an individual over-race, over-train, and not rest enough when training for ultras, but one can also improperly fuel the machine. I plan to race ultras for a long time and keep running for my entire life. The sustainable approach to training and racing takes much more patience than getting as fast as ...

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Celebrate Health This Holiday Season

From culinary and omega oils to probiotics, teas, and detoxes, we’re helping you give the gift of health to those who mean the most to you this holiday season. And maybe a little self-care for you while you’re at it. We all have that loved one who’s impossible to shop for. When it comes to their gift, it’s worth considering a gift from the health & wellness sphere. The average American spends over $100,000 on health and fitness in their lifeti...

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Power Bowls with Sweet Potato Sport Dressing

Summer is my favorite time of the year because I LOVE working out outdoors. I love the ease of throwing together a big power bowl after a workout - powered by Flora Omega Sport+! The new Omega Sport+ (US/CA) formula contains MCT oil from coconut and high-quality turmeric, which when taken after exercise really helps with muscle repair, fat burning, and inflammation. I’m loving this easy dressing you can add to any power bowl: <91> Lindsey You...

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How I (Quickly) Became a Run Commuter

Chances are, like most of society in the 21st century, you’re simply too busy. Finding time for the things that need to get done is hard to do, let alone your own personal time. If you’re a runner like me, making time to squeeze in the miles can be challenging. But we all know that it makes us happier and healthier. Plus, it’s an essential part of working towards time and distance goals. I recently started a Ph.D. program in Applied Economics; an...

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Pre-Pregnancy Planning

Are you thinking about starting or expanding your family? Congratulations! That big decision deserves some celebration! The weeks or months between now and when you have a positive pregnancy test are very important for you and the father-to-be. There are important things for both of you to do to make sure your bodies are as healthy as possible before pregnancy. Why the men too? At conception, 50 percent of the DNA is from the father, so his health ...

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