In this episode we talk with Doctors Mark Cucuzella and Josh Emdur about the health benefits and risks of running marathons, disease based versus prevention based models of health care, and what to do if a doctor tells you that you should give up running. Continue Reading →
In this episode we speak with Dave Asprey, author of the book Headstrong -The Bulletproof Plan to Activate Untapped Brain Energy to Work Smarter and Think Faster
Dave is a Silicon Valley investor and technology entrepreneur who spent two decades and over $1 million to hack his own biology. He went from 300 pounds to fit and able to perform at a high level. Continue Reading →
-By Jess Walter
The physical demands of a marathon are well known -runners need to build up physical endurance and continuously add miles to training sessions – all while being cognizant of diets and aerobic exercise. However, one aspect of marathon training that many tend to overlook is the mental strain associated with the run. Continue Reading →
Taking time to recover is absolutely essential if you want to get stronger and improve your fitness. During your speed work or long run (or even weight training session) you’re adding stress to your body systems which results in depleting energy levels, broken down muscle tissue, and stressed bones, tendons, and ligaments.
In the period post-workout (the recovery period), the body starts repairing itself so that you can come back stronger during your next run or workout if you do these seven things . . . Continue Reading →
This episode is dedicated to helping you get better sleep!
We bring on a Harvard-trained sleep expert to explain how to improve the quality of your sleep as a runner, share research and answer perplexing questions from the MTA community.
The 2016 Rio Olympics brought new light to an old treatment–cupping. The world stared as athletes like Michael Phelps proudly displayed his petechia for the world to see.
Petechia is the medical term for the purplish bruise that can form with certain types of cupping techniques.
After seeing so many Olympic athletes with bruises this year, the rest of us were left wondering about this trend of using cupping as a medical treatment or sports enhancement treatment. Does cupping really work? Can I utilize cupping as a self-treatment method for common running related pains? Continue Reading →
Today we bring you a special replay of one of our most popular episodes from 2013. It’s a nuts and bolts kind of topic so get ready to learn a lot!
Maybe you have a heart rate monitor (HRM) that you never use or use a heart rate monitor and get frustrated because you don’t fully understand how to go about using this training method.
In this post I want to cut through the clutter and tell you how to get started with heart rate training. You will learn:
- What to know before you start heart rate training
- Three ways to find your ideal training zones
- The limitations of heart rate training
Ready, set, go! Continue Reading →
Even as my health has improved, I wasn’t sure about my overall outlook. InsideTracker’s report reveals my successes and guides me on where to improve.
By Henry Howard
I began running about five years ago as a way to improve on my health and cross “finish a marathon” off my bucket list. The side benefits have included eating a healthier diet and eliminating soda — with the exception of a rum and coke from time to time. Continue Reading →
Wendy Suzuki has a PhD in neural science and is a researcher at New York University. She’s author of the book Healthy Brain, Happy Life.
We talk with her about the effects of running on the human brain, hippocampus growth, brain plasticity, memory, reward centers, the power of affirmations, meditation and more. Continue Reading →
Our last two podcast episodes were about how busy working professionals find time to train.
Each runner we interviewed has discovered the energizing power of a morning workout. Without it, they would not be as focused and productive in their work.
This reminds me of a book I recently finished reading called, The ONE Thing by Gary Keller.
There’s a section in the book that will give you a helpful framework for managing your energy. Continue Reading →
We’ve literally driven from one coast to another (and seemingly everywhere in between).
Most of our trips are by car and include the whole family. Here’s how we stay healthy (and sane) while traveling across the country with our kids. Continue Reading →
The term shin splints, also known as an anterior compartment syndrome, refers to pain along the shinbone (tibia), the large bone in the front of your lower leg.
Shin splints can be excruciatingly painful to the point that you may struggle to walk or run. They are typically caused by inflammation in the anterior muscle of the lower leg known as the anterior tibialis muscle.
This is the primary muscle needed to lift your foot. Shin splints are often considered an over use injury and unfortunately, are relatively common in runners.
Discover the common causes for shin splints and implement these strategies to prevent and self-treat shin splints. Continue Reading →