13.12.13

It's a numbers game...

Friday 13th, huh?! ...I believe in a self fulfilling prophecy so therefore I don't think things are more likely to go wrong just because it's Friday...and the 13th day of the month!

Some things in life are a little random...some things have a whole heap of science behind them. Even so, we have to find out what works for us as an individual and what doesn't.

I heard a great phrase yesterday -

"Happiness is an upward spiral"

Let's go create some happiness today :)

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07am
The optimum time to run if you want to cure insomnia. Early risers eat more - and better quality - sleep than evening runners. Appalachian State University, US

36
The average amount of times we check our emails per hour! ...ever tried shutting down your emails and checking twice per day?!

still water vs sparkling
The winner is... STILL; due to still water having a pH of 7 which our bodies like as opposed to sparkling which has a pH of 3 or 4. 

0.63 
Multiply this by your weight in pounds to work out how many calories you burn per mile on the run

mantra

18.5 - 24.9 
...is a healthy BMI (Body Mass Index). However, BMI doesn't differentiate between fat and muscle so is not always accurate. Try measuring your waist to hip ratio - divide your waist circumference by your hips. A ratio of 0.7 - 0.79 is healthy.

220
Subtract your age to get your Maximum Heart Rate. Find out more about heart rate training zones for how to use this. 

49%
Your reduced risk of stress fractures with a vitamin D rich diet. Salmon, eggs and fortified cereals are good sources. Nutrition Reviews 

30
Run for as many minutes to dampen nicotine cravings. It will help you kick the habit quicker than strength training. British Journal of Sports Medicine 

Got any more (maybe random) facts to share?! 

Elle :) x

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