We all know that biking is great for the body, as it boosts cardiovascular health, builds strength, reduces body fat, and increases circulation. However, let us not forget that physical and mental health benefits are interwoven and mutually dependent. In fact, activities like biking can help you melt away stress, improve mood, and increase focus. While your muscles are engaged, the brain works as well and receives an instant chemical boost.
Shoe technology isn’t exactly a common field of interest for many, most are just into fashion and convenience when it comes to their footwear. Whatever looks good with their outfit and/or gets the job done depending on the shoes durability and performance, is what tends to work best for most people. However, consider a shoe that can do much more than just look good and function well, but a shoe technology that makes you lighter on your feet and almost feels as though you’re wearing socks – with all the look and appeal of an actual shoe!?
That is exactly what drove the inspiration behind Vibram Furoshiki shoes. The Japanese inspired shoe technology that wraps around the foot, secured in place by extra-strength velcro, with durable soles and traction for your feet to handle all it’s footwork needs; from running, jumping, climbing, to everything else.
Summer is less than a month away, so you might want to start thinking about preparing your body for this beloved season. These tips won’t take too much of your time, but they will require some small changes in your everyday routine. Let’s take a look!
Studies show that engaging in physical exercise for 30 minutes a day, five days a week will lead to serious health benefits. Running on a regular basis, and staying active can help prevent type II diabetes, obesity, hypertension, cardiovascular problems, decrease the risk of heart attacks and strokes, and can even prevent certain types of cancer. Running will also help prevent depression and can improve your mental and emotional health – as well as your life overall, vastly.
Even more, scientists have proven that regular running or exercising can also greatly improve the quality of emotional and mental health, plus help you live longer. Here is how running can seriously improve your life and well-being…
To be a runner, it doesn’t take much, aside from the will to run and an ability to propel yourself in a generally forward direction. Many people run nearly every day of the week, sometimes repeating the same routes day in and day out, and they’re completely happy with their running. Others like to intermix different types of running into their weekly ritual – some long runs, some short, some fast, some slow, some trails, or some hills, for example – and they find the interplay between all these different types of runs helps to make them fast, strong, and injury-free.
Another way to mix-up your running is to base your training around a particular race. Running simply for the sake of running is great, and for many people, that’s where their love of running begins and ends. For many others, however, having a race scheduled on the calendar helps enliven their training a little bit more and brings about an additional layer of accountability and structure to their weekly running. It might be a little nerve-wracking to have a race looming on your schedule, but it doesn’t have to be!
Considering there may be sharks, for most people, venturing into the deep blue of the ocean is either a beautifully thrilling adventure or a harrowing combination of fear and paranoia. In particular, surfers and regular beach-goers tend to worry the most about the potentiality of sharks and the ‘all-too-real’ real threat they posses.
However, according to usa.oceana.org, the risk of a shark attack is 1 in 11.5 million people. Furthermore, the chance of that attack being fatal is 0 in 264.1 million people.
Very little negative comes from amplifying and enhancing our energy within our immediate surroundings. Taking action and moving the body not only invigorates our energetic field (and aura), but also offers a host of mental and cognitive benefits. Thus making us both happier and healthier.
According to a 21-year study of senior citizens, 75 and older, was led by the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City, funded by the National Institute on Aging, and published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Their method for objectively measuring mental acuity in aging was to monitor rates of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease.