Essential Vitamins & Minerals For Runners And Where To Get Them

rainbow vegetablesDiet plays a big part in any fitness regime, if you want to get the most out of your workout. You can, of course, live on a diet of pizza, cheese on toast and beer but you’ll constantly feel sluggish and, ergo, your workout will, in turn, also be sluggish (if you can be bothered to get out the door in the first place, that is).

Eating a wide variety of fruit and vegetables will ensure you ingest a wide variety of vitamins, with some being better for runners than others. Here are some of the vitamins that are great for runners, and how to get them.




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Can Breathing Exercises Really Improve Your Wellness?

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Plenty of serious health and wellness people tout breathing exercises, and if it’s something you’ve never personally explored it can feel somewhat silly. After all, breathing is the most natural thing we do, and it’s easy to presume you do a perfectly adequate job of taking in oxygen without having to do specific exercises. You might in fact ask yourself: can such exercises actually result in improved health and wellness?




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The effects smoking has on your appearance

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Smoking has many dangers attached to it, including the habit heightening your risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Tobacco smoke’s ingredients can also cause significant damage inside a person’s body.




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Does a healthy lifestyle improve productivity?


In a study conducted by a researcher at Brigham University in the United States, it was reported that people who live an unhealthy lifestyle, including unhealthy diets, were 66% more likely to report productivity loss than those who lived by a healthy lifestyle. Exercise is also said to release endorphins which can have positive psychological effects, such as a ‘euphoric high’. But what is it that leads to a productivity boost? MaxiMuscle investigate:




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Need New Pals? You Need Pal! The New App For Making Friends

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Did you wake up in the new year and think dammit, I have no friends except the ones who live inside my computer/phone/tablet/other screen-based thing so I should really stop being such a billy-no-mates-anti-social-hermit who spends the entire day checking how many likes I got on my latest selfie and get out of the house and talk to people in real life instead?




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How Fitness is Good for Eye Health

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Everyone knows how good exercise is for you – whether it’s for energy, weight loss/control, mental health or just a general feeling of well-being spiritually and emotionally, but did you know exercise is good for your eye health too? No, me neither (especially as I only started wearing glasses after starting running but that’s probably just an age thing and not an exercise thing) but Vision Direct do and they told me:




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Storing Tips to Protect Your Running Gear

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Even if you’re running every day, some gear rotation is a good idea. You’ll likely use different kinds of gear depending on the time of year, and may also simply fancy a change now and then. Putting gear you’re not using into storage helps preserve it for future use, and gives you the option to ring the changes without keeping unused items in closets.




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