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Top Ten Reasons to Run: #1

August 27th, 2014 by | 1 Comment

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Sure sweating hard has some societal downsides, but there is no denying the benefits of a good sweat session. If you’re still not convinced, check out below why getting your sweat on can benefit you in so many ways:

Keeps Your Face Nice and Clean 

When you sweat your pores will open up, all that grime and grit built up will be released. To keep that skin glistening and glowing, make sure you wash that face directly after working out, don’t want to sweat and sit!

Toxin Free Body 

Not up for a weekend of juice detoxing? Hit the running track for a super sweat session. Experts say sweating can help the body flush out all those body clogging toxins.

Prevent Colds and Other Infections 

Think of sweating as hand sanitizer for your body. Studies suggest that sweat contains a naturally occurring antimicrobial peptide call dermcidin, which has proven to fight tuberculosis germs along with others!

Lowers the Risk of Kidney Stones 

Anyone who has ever had a kidney stone will do anything to avoid that pain! ANYTHING!! Studies found that regular exercisers sweat out salt, rather than having it go to the kidneys and form stones. 

If you’re ready to sweat out the bad and leave with some RAD, register now!

Out With The Old, In With The Healthier

August 25th, 2014 by | 5 Comments

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Making healthier food choices can sometimes sound overwhelming or boring (or both!), but a better diet is key to weight loss, to fueling your best workouts and to making permanent healthy lifestyle changes for you and your family.

So where do you start?  There are plenty of healthy recipes to try but we’ve listed our favorite basic updates you can make to your kitchen and existing cooking routines that will help get you on the right path.

For instance, switching from cows milk to almond milk in cooking and baking doesn’t require any change in measurements but saves you calories.

Coconut oil is a good source of saturated fat and stays solid at room temperature so it’s an easy replacement for butter.

If you bake a spaghetti squash for about an hour, the inside can be scraped out and used as noodles; an excellent way to add vegetables and lighten up pasta dishes that can feel heavy.

What healthy food choices have you started making?  Leave a comment below and we’ll feature our favorites!

Top Ten Reasons to Run: #2

August 20th, 2014 by | No Comments

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Let’s be honest, sometimes running is the worst. It’s hard, tiring, and sweaty. Which is why we really rely on our playlist to get us through those low running moments. Nothing gets us running quite like hearing our personal theme song pump in our ears, here are some of our favorites.

Eye of the Tiger:  Survivor 

It’s a classic for a reason; that reason being, it’s awesome. It pumped up Rocky and it pumps us up.  Watch all the goodness here.

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Firework: Katy Perry

“Don’t quit baby, you’re a firework”, can’t tell you how many times we’ve needed that line mid stride. Watch the video, feel your confidence boom.

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Eminem: Lose Yourself 

Remember when this song was your jam? It probably still is, so add it back to your mix. And reflect back on why you loved it here.

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Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody 

Ms. Houston knew how to belt it. This anthem combines ballad like qualities with some sick synth beats.  Check out this video and be inspired by those dance moves.

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Sia: Chandelier 

You may think this one isn’t good for running because it feels like a slower jam, but we would disagree. The beat keeps our feet stomping through all those down miles. And if you haven’t seen this video yet, you are seriously missing out. Seriously. Watch the video now.

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And if you’ve ever been to a Color Me Rad, you know how serious we take our theme songs. And if you haven’t run RAD yet, register here.