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Workout of the Month:

Proper Form and all that Jazz

It’s the season to get outdoors and run for fun!nelly-attar_riyadh_2017_nf_8

Pyramid Running Workout:

Warm up 5 minutes (brisk walking/jogging)

  • 1 minute hard (exert yourself, run or jog at a fast pace; you should be feeling breathless)
  • 1 minute easy (recovery – brisk walking, jogging, or running at a slow pace)
  • 2 minutes hard
  • 2 minutes easy
  • 3 minutes hard
  • 3 minutes easy (top of the pyramid!)
  • 2 minutes hard
  • 2 minutes easy
  • 1 minutes hard
  • 1 minutes easy

Cool down 5 minutes (brisk walking/jogging – back to warm up pace) and don’t forget to stretch!

Myth Busted:

No Sweat, no glory?nelly-attar_riyadh_2017_nf_7

Fitness Myth: If you’re not working up a sweat, you’re not working hard enough.

Truth: Sweating is not necessarily an indicator of exertion. Sweating is your body’s way of cooling itself.

It’s actually possible to burn a significant number of calories without breaking a sweat: Try doing some weight training or snowshoeing.

Tip of the Month:

Oil Pulling

coconut-oil-and-coconut-milkOil pulling – used primarily in Ayurvedic medicine- is a fantastic oral detoxification procedure that is simply done by swishing a tablespoon of oil (typically coconut or olive oil) in your mouth for 10-20 minutes. Oil pulling helps:

  • Cure tooth decay
  • Kill bad breath
  • Heal bleeding gums
  • Prevent heart disease
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Whiten teeth
  • Soothe throat dryness
  • Prevent cavities
  • Heal cracked lips
  • Boost our immunity
  • Improve acne
  • Strengthen gums and jaw

Start with a day a week (for about 5 minutes), to several days a week (10-20 minutes).

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