Archive for October, 2010

October 31st, 2010 - 8:00 am § in Running Through My Mind

The Young Professional and Stress

Stress is something almost everyone experiences at work.  The World Health Organization has called it an epidemic and the American Institute of Stress, says it costs businesses roughly $300 billion per year. Not everyone has the natural ability to look at a stressful situation and power through.  [...]

October 24th, 2010 - 8:00 am § in Exercise

Can Caffeine Improve Your Workout?

There is a common belief that caffeine improves both mental and physical performance. How many times have you uttered the phrase “I can’t function right now, I haven’t had my cup of coffee?” A group of Australian researchers set out to identify whether caffeine affects the exercise performan[...]

October 17th, 2010 - 12:21 pm § in Exercise

Sports Bras: The bane of any woman athletes existence

Finding a sports bra that has the right support and doesn’t cause chaffing is difficult. Sometimes I think the perfect sports bra doesn’t even really exist. But like it or not, sports bras are a necessity. Every woman knows that breasts can impede or affect running form. However, some scientists[...]

October 13th, 2010 - 8:55 am § in Uncategorized

Tasty Tuesday 10/12

Eleven foods nutritionists buy for themselves. Oatmeal: Filled with fiber it can keep you full til lunch and also help lower cholesterol. Best thing, you can make it your own buy adding nuts, fruit and even cottage cheese. Fruits and veggies: A no brainer here a healthy diet isn’t complete without[...]

October 10th, 2010 - 12:00 pm § in Uncategorized

What I Learned by Not Drinking Alcohol in September

Alan is back to chat about his getting healthy…this month, not drinking. Back in August, I blogged about using Foursquare to help encourage me to walk more—especially after meals. The mobile application was a great motivator because I was using it to earn badges. I also used Twitter ( #AlanG[...]

October 9th, 2010 - 10:51 pm § in Exercise

More Sweat, Better Athlete?

I’m gonna get gross for a second. I sweat a lot. I remember once in college I was working out with one of my roommate in our living room (Jillian Michaels DVDs, best. ever.), when our other roommate noticed I was sweating a lot. I thought how can this be that I am sweating more […][...]

October 3rd, 2010 - 8:00 am § in Running Through My Mind

Fear and the Young Professional

Fear can be dangerous; it can turn into a mindset in which things aren’t questioned and unthinking obedience is normal. This isn’t the type of fear created by a downsizing. This is the type of fear that keeps you from speaking up in the brainstorm or going to your boss with a new idea. Sure [&he[...]