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The post-race plan: how to maintain your momentum after City2Surf Featured Image
After a long run like City2Surf, we have often pushed ourselves to our maximum fitness levels, and can sometimes want to take a break from running altogether for a period of time afterwards.
The common wisdom is that our reliance on technology – and smartphones in particular – will lead us all to our doom! But there’s another school of thought to suggest that ‘an app a day’ may be replacing ‘an apple a day’ as our shortcut to good health. Just Another Mother blogger, Rowena Newman, weighs up the arguments.
Just Another Mother blogger, Rowena Newman, takes a look at the moments of pleasure that come tucked inside a little bit of purposeful pain.
Exercising during the cooler months can be super satisfying – especially when you’re stepping out on the front foot while most are still under the covers. But with the wintery conditions come a few hazards. Here are some precautions to take.
In winter, when it’s often dark before and after work, finding the motivation to exercise mid-week can be like trying to shoot hoops from the other end of the court – unlikely! But allocating some time for these weekend workouts will be enough to blow out the cobwebs, keep you in shape and help you catch up with friends in the process.
Your tongue helps you hold and direct the food you eat, taste flavours and create sounds for speech. It may also help diagnose your health issues.
Fitting some exercise into your regular routine helps you manage your weight and supports your overall health. And taking some time out to slow down, regroup and settle that busy, buzzing mind can do wonders for your physical and psychological wellbeing.
When was the last time you ran? Not the type of running you do when you’re rushing after the kids or whizzing around the shops, but honest-to-goodness, break-a-sweat jogging. There are many reasons to give running a go. For starters, it’s one of the most portable, budget-friendly exercises on offer. All you need is a pair of running shoes and off you go. Secondly, you know how to do it.
Around 2 million Australians live with asthma, a disease that causes your airways to narrow, making it hard for air to flow in and out of your lungs. You can’t cure asthma, but you can manage it to ensure you stay healthy and safe.
When you’re flat out at home and at work, the last thing you need is a health setback to make it harder for you to get through the day. Look through this handy checklist and stock up on products that can help you stay on top of things.
There are very few workplaces or shopping centres around Australia that aren’t air conditioned.