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Wake Up to Fitness

Tuesday, 25 August 2015  |  Running + Triathlon

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I read an article on Time.com last week on the “12 Things Extremely Successful People Do Before Breakfast.”  It was interesting to note that, among work-related matters such as prioritizing a top business item or having a passion project and family matters such as spending time with family and bonding with the partner, No. 2 on the list was exercise.  Successful people, no matter how busy their lives are, exercise in the morning before it falls off their to-do list.

The writer elaborated that these successful people made the time to exercise because it reduced stress, helped manage the effects of a bad diet, and provided better sleep at night.  As I read this, I said: Yes, yes, and yes!

Now, I’m not even half as successful as these guys.  But, at least I can say I have one thing in common with them: I also workout first thing in the morning!  Here are more reasons why you should too (if you don’t yet):

1+ Gives you more focus later in the day.  Life isn’t about working out.  After a morning workout, you are more alert and you have more focus for the important stuff, such as school, work, or family.

2+ No room for excuses. If you plan to workout later in the day, there’s a greater chance that you’ll come up with an excuse such as traffic, a deadline, or even an officemate’s birthday party later that evening.  Don’t even give yourself a chance to flake on your gym instructor.  Just go out and do it upon waking.

3+ Speed up your metabolism throughout the day.  We all know that exercises boosts our metabolism.  By exercising in the morning, your metabolism starts working early in the day allowing you to burn more calories later.

4+ Helps you make better food choices.  When you exercise in the morning, you feel better about your body throughout the day and you become more conscious of how you care for it.  You tend to lean more towards healthy foods that provide fuel and nourishment for your body. On a lighter note, you also don’t want to waste all the calories you burned at the gym by downing a donut.

5+ You feel better about yourself.  Working out doesn’t only make you look better, it also makes you feel better.  Breaking a sweat in the gym or working out outdoors releases endorphins  that just make you feel good throughout the day.  Now, can you imagine how much better (or more successful!) this world would be if we all just woke up early to exercise?!

Nike+ Running Partners with Spotify

Monday, 24 August 2015  |  News + Promos

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PRESS RELEASE: When it comes to running, music is motivation – just ask the earbud-wearing athletes pounding sidewalks, tracks, treadmills and tree-lined trails. Likewise, an ever-growing body of research has confirmed music’s performance-enhancing effects: it can reduce a runner’s perception of exertion and fatigue as well as increase happiness and excitement. (more…)

After the Storm…

Monday, 24 August 2015  |  Bullish Insights

IMG_5777– After my rainy run last Friday –

One of my favorite quotes from my high school days is this: “After the storm, comes a rainbow.” I jotted this down in my journal and would derive strength from it when faced with my seemingly catastrophic teenage problems.

Now, as an adult, and after having survived much bigger typhoons (or more like super typhoons) in life, I know this to be true: The rainbow doesn’t always appear. The rain does stop eventually, but don’t be fooled by the promise of a rainbow. Either it never really shows up or one just gets too busy with the realities of life to even spot it. (more…)

Recipe: Tuna Quinoa Spaghetti

Friday, 21 August 2015  |  Health + Wellness

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I love tuna. Love! I have it at least thrice a week thrown into my quinoa with veggies, folded into an egg for an omelette, or mixed with pasta for a quick, healthy meal.

Here’s one of our favorite family recipes, Tuna Quinoa Spaghetti, not just because it’s quick, easy, and delicious, but also because it’s healthy! (more…)

Register Now: Aquathlon United

Friday, 21 August 2015  |  Race Announcements

Aquathlon-Announcement

Calling all swimmers, runners, and aspiring aquathletes! Online registration is still ongoing for the 1st ever Aquathlon United happening 20 September 2015.

Click below for more details:
Unilab Active Health Website