Drink cherries or bomb
You may think a sport is a sport and groovin’ is groovin’, but if you’re clocking mile-after-mile and your heart was really pumpin’, you’ll soon experience muscle fatigue from inadequate recovery.
This Zesty Recovery Elixir recipe is an easy prepare & recovery drink you can keep in the fridge for a quick swig here and there before and after workouts. It’s a powerhouse of nutrients including blood-boosting beets, antioxidant-packed cherries and anti-inflammatory rich cranberries to name a few.
Loving the sufferfest
I’m on a long climb in Dolomites of Italy, and the depth of my suffering cannot be told by the grimace on my face. It’s a steep, nasty mountain pass, and I’m alone with another 40km to go. My legs are cooking as the gradient jumps to 14%, but I stand up and hammer with my focus on the next corner…
If you’re not a cyclist you’re probably wondering why we willingly endure horrible suffering for the sake of a bike ride? It’s about the moment, it’s about performing at your limit, it’s about Passion.
Potent, concentrated & nutrient-dense
Spiru-whata you say? Spirulina is a blue-green algae grown in warm, alkaline waters around the globe. It is dried and sold in a powder, pill or flake form at your local health food store.
With over 60% protein, Spirulina has the highest percentage of complete protein by weight of any food on earth— no shit Sherlock! The protein in Spirulina is also very bioavailable (meaning easily absorbed in the body), it contains all essential amino acids and none of the artery-clogging cholesterol you get with animal protein. Studies have also established a strong correlation between Spirulina intake giving enhanced endurance and expedited recovery—perfect for athletes!
The body benefits from movement, the mind from stillness
The cool light of morning casts shadows across my bed as I open my eyes. It’s 5am and Kula noses up for her morning snuggle and more importantly, to tell me it’s time for her breakfast.
Passion is the best alarm clock. We follow our usual routine of a Ginja Ninja Smoothie and a bit of work at the computer before the call of the forest quickens our pace and we set off for the trails. Continue Reading…
Huck yourself bravely towards fear
Taking a deep breath of fresh mountain air, you stand over your bike and gaze down the steep granite slope leading into a narrow clearing of trees. You have two options. Do you choose to remain stuck in fear or do you send it bravely into the unknown?
Humans have evolved through risk taking; when we take our first step, we risk falling down; when we learn to ride a bike, we risk crashing; when ask someone on a date, we risk being rejected. As tough as it is, if we don’t lean into the fear and discomfort, we don’t progress.
Are you good in bed?
Being an expert in the sack requires practice, dedication and an enthusiasm for improvement. It takes more than nutrition and physical training to perform at your peak—you need sleep. More than you think! Professional sleep expert Victor H. Javeri Jr., PhD, RPSGT, CSE tells Zesty Life why athletes should make sleep a priority in their daily training.
The purpose of life is to live it! Savour every experience, chase adventure eagerly in spite of fear, love like crazy, be real, be humble, be brave, be someone’s reason to smile.
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