Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Random Awesomness or Find Your Ikigai

A little while back I discovered canal jumping.  The next sport to come to Grand Rapids, MI soon (hopefully!) is Bo-Taoshi.  Yourself, plus 149 other of your closest friends looks like this.

Still Icing?  The data is mounting up that it's not doing much.  In fact, one would be hard pressed to find any at all.  I can remember taking full ice baths after two a days in college football and again in bobsled.  I could swear it made me feel better.  But, when inflammatory markers are measured, Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness was no better as well, no evidence.  Placebo is a powerful thing though.  The only time I advise icing anymore is to numb something for pure pain relief.

Creatine isn't just for strength athletes.  A recent study on cyclists showed that it decreased lactate during intermittent exercise.  It also raised lactate threshold.  5 grams a day a couple times a day for a week.

Want to add some years to your life.  Here's and excerpt from an article about the island of Ikaria.

"the notion of ikigai — “the reason for which you wake up in the morning” — suffuses people’s entire adult lives. It gets centenarians out of bed and out of the easy chair to teach karate, or to guide the village spiritually, or to pass down traditions to children. The Nicoyans in Costa Rica use the term plan de vida to describe a lifelong sense of purpose. As Dr. Robert Butler, the first director of the National Institute on Aging, once told me, being able to define your life meaning adds to your life expectancy."

New bucket list workout.  See this pic.  Deepest stairwell in the world.  Try running/walking these! Do you have a bucket list workout?

Here is a very cool video from Perry Nickeltson.  

For the full article on what to look for in terms of assessment and correction read the full article link on Dynamic Chiropractic.

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