Nutrition for Runners: Scoop from a Lebanese Sprinter!

April 07, 2016

How much and how often do runners train? What do they eat to keep up with all the training and keeping a healthy physique? How does their training regimen differ before a competition? We got the scoop from a Lebanese sprinter Aziza Sbaity. This post is written by Baraa Sabbagh, US registered dietitian nutritionist, sports dietitian, personal trainer at Healthy Happy Us, a nutrition and exercise diet center in Lebanon.

 

Aziza Sbaity, Lebanese Sprinter

Aziza Sbaity, Lebanese Sprinter

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Is your new year’s resolution “Lose Weight”… Again?

December 30, 2015

2016 is almost here an it’s time to sit down and write those new year’s resolution(s)! Most of us make a new year’s resolution as a result of a brief inspiration and excitement to start the new year differently, to make 2016 the year of health, wealth and all things good.

 

2016 healthy living new year's resolution

More often than not, “lose weight” is on the top of our new year’s resolution list. In fact, research suggests that it is THE most popular new year’s resolution and most people have it on their list every single year. But does it really work? Well, if it’s on there every year, it probably isn’t and there’s a very good explanation as to why that is.

 

5 reasons “Lose Weight” is not a good new year’s resolution:

 

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Your Full Body Home Workout

September 22, 2015

A full body workout is where we all need to start. Full body workouts are also good when you want to save time and you don’t have enough times per week to visit the gym, instead you can do this workout 3-4 times per week and you’re set. Better yet, you can do a full body workout at home. This workout applies to both males and females even though weights may defer.

All you need for a home-workout routine is a set of dumbbells (weights are according to your athletic history, if your goal is to do this for the long-term I advise getting the interchangeable dumbbell set).

 

1. Push-ups, target muscle: chest

This is a great workout for your chest and core.

To do it: Your hands should be placed slightly wider than your shoulders. As you’re going down and back up, keep your back and trunk area straight and parallel to the ground.

Variation: Doing the form while on your knees is easier. If you can’t do the regular push-up form, start out on your knees for the first few weeks making sure to be lowering your entire torso and not only your arms. You will eventually find yourself getting up to the advanced position.

Sets and reps: 3 x 12

 

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