This week, read why the 5k run is a great event, how you should distribute your protein intake, old and exciting exercise solutions, evidence for foam rolling, and more.
10 Reasons the 5K is Freaking Awesome. I ran the Ottawa Race Weekend 5km last weekend, and was reminded why I love this race distance so much. I can never figure out why so many runners think 5k’s are for non-serious runners and the longer distances are where it’s at. Lauren Fleshman echoes many of my thoughts in her informative and humorous article. (Runners World)
Protein – why total amount isn’t key. This is a good article and interview with protein researcher Doug Paddon-Jones, PhD, explaining why protein distribution throughout the day is key. He recommends taking protein from your evening meal and adding it to breakfast. You’ll find more information on this new research and practical tips in an article I wrote here. (Karen Collins, Smart Bytes).
Old and Exciting Exercise Solutions. Michael J. Joyner, M.D. comments on this New York Times article (Fitness Crazed), emphasizing the importance of consistency, progression, intensity, and how we complicate the simple. (Michael Joyner, Human Limits)
Got Credibility? Then You’re Not PETA. PETA’s new campaign stating that milk causes autism is rightly criticized by many. (Jeffrey Kluger, Time Magazine)
Foam Rolling – does it work for speed and recovery? Nice review of the evidence behind foam rolling and practical applications. (Carle Valle)
Not your ordinary Granny. Read about this 91-year old cancer survivor and marathon runner. (Runner’s World)
Lifestyle changes help breast cancer survivors. Studies carried out at Yale Cancer Center showed that healthier eating and regular exercise decreased biomarkers related to breast cancer recurrence and mortality. (American Society of Clinical Oncology, 2014).
Lemon Blueberry Cake. Delicious,and healthy – give it a try!