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Hitting the Gym May Boost Your Overall GPA

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Fun fact: I did not write this article (duh)

BUUUUTTTT the person who did was actually my editor/boss/bestie whenever I worked for Pensacola State’s Corsair and to me that is hella rad. He’s been writing for USA Today recently and I’m super proud and happy for him and since this particular story is relevant to my blog’s content I feel the need to signal boost it. So yeah.

Go read it.

Go.

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fit-personality:

We need carbs to survive, people! It’s just a matter of picking the right ones. Don’t fear the carb.

THANK YOU

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getting-fit-staying-fab:

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2)No pro ed blogs

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yoga-and-philosophia:

10 Yoga Poses that will Compliment any Runner

If you run, you MUST compliment your running with stretching before and after so your muscles don’t tighten up. 

Here, I’ve put together some easy poses anyone can do after a run. Do them in order after your run. Go at your own pace, be kind to yourself and do what feels good. Don’t get discouraged if you’re not as flexible as you wish…you’ll get more flexible if you keep going. 

You’ll see progress quick if you stick to it. I promise!

1. Downward facing dog-

Stretches basically everything. Hips, hamstrings, shoulders, back, achilles, calves, etc. Also, it can be very cooling after running and a good moment to just relax and slow down.

2. Lizard Lunge-

A great opening in the hips and hamstrings which I always find needed after running. You can even take the hand closest to the instep of the foot and place it on your knee to gently push the knee out to the side. Do on both legs, naturally.

3. Horse Squat-

A good twist and hip opening. The help of gravity makes this stretch extra yummy! Push your knees apart with your hands and let it feel good!

4. Malasana Squat-

After horse squat, take your hips down towards the ground. This is AMAZING on the low back which can sometimes feel jarred after running. Plus another great opening in the hips.

5. Wide Legged Forward Fold-

I love this pose to stretch everything and to improve my posture by opening in the heart space. Make sure you lift at your inner arches here slightly to avoid dumping in your feet and hurting your knees. 

6. Tip Toe Pose-

I encourage all of my students and friends and family and anyone to do this. If you have never done this, it may feel pretty intense at first and you may not be able to sit in it for long. But do it everyday. Trust me, you will thank your healthy feet. Especially after having your feetsies in shoes all day, this is a must.

7. Top of the Foot Stretch-

To counter the last stretch, this one feels great and is crucial for balancing out your feet. It feels so good from the top of the shin down. Again, if you never stretch your feet, you may notice your arches are pretty tight. Either way, do it everyday.

8. Bhekasana/Frog Pose-

After working your quads on that run, this is the best thing you could do for them. It stretches the entire thigh. Don’t leave this one out. It’s way too good.

9. Pyramid Pose with elevated toes-

You could use the street curb for this one. Crazy good hamstring and achilles stretch. This wall was convenient for me to rest my forehead on.

10. IT Band Stretch-

Right after pyramid pose, take this twisty position to stretch out the IT band. You won’t regret it.

Do these stretches after runs and get back to me on how you feel in a few weeks. I can assure you it will improve your running, flexibility and power. If you have any questions, feel free to ask. 

Namaste!

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Arnold at his finest

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Damn Hillary Duff , I see you 👀

She looks so good!

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today really isn’t a day to point out my flaws

but leave it to ben to do so

can’t even be mad cause he’s right

im just sad now cause i feel bad

Ancient proverb for avoiding sadness (via freshcleanfit)

Do not go on the smoothie tag if you do not have a blender and 100s of fresh fruits at your immediate disposal

Savana here: I’m alive.

Those three, inch-long cuts do no justice to how it feels; everything hurts. I’m incredibly sore. Sitting up or standing for longer than a few minutes is too much for me at this point and I hate it. 

The procedure took longer than anyone expected (was told 45 mins, lasted an hour n a half) because my surgeon ended up having a lot of trouble cutting through my tissue enough to where he could get a good look at what he was doing. Nurses laughed while I was in recovery and said they weren’t expecting me to have such rock hard abs—which looking back is hilarious but also flattering. Knowing he cut right through them and shoved a bunch of tools through them then pulled an entire organ out from between them, though, pretty much explains why any movement involving them at all is excruciating (and do you know how often you use your core in your everyday life?! ALL THE TIME!).

Its been tough. It was a tough experience. I feel weak and helpless and have been very weepy. But give me a few days and maybe I can start walking around again.

Needless to say I won’t be working out for a couple weeks, and as far as eating goes I only managed some broth and club crackers yesterday. I’m gonna try to have a smoothie today.

I’ll still be posting n stuff. Maybe I’ll take this time alone to write some articles or whatever.

Peace out, Warriors. 

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