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Reflections on Compassion - Dr. Sternlicht's Interview, Professor of Health Sciences (Part2)

        Reflections on Compassion: Dr. Sternlicht's Interview Part 2. In the follow up to Dr. Sternlicht's Interview Part 1 video that educated & engaged you, his second Interview Part 2 promises to be just as riveting and informative. You don't want to miss: why fiber is so critical for our health, how your bodies internal environment can either promote or deter disease, the statistic that most Americans eat TWICE the amount of protein than they need and that's recommended by the RDA, the Paleo diet myth, and elite performance on a vegan diet!

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When to Retire Running Shoes

     There is much debate in the running community about when the day has come to retire that loved pair of running shoes. Running shoes are important equipment in running, regardless of the runnerís fitness level, for shoes help enable proper running biomechanics. When a shoe becomes worn out and the cushioning degrades, running in the shoes can become harmful to the feet, ankle, knee and hip joints and to overall health. Though wear will vary for the terrain, mileage and regularity of runs, it is imperative to be conscious of the state and age of running shoes.      As running shoes deteriorate their stability and cushioning are impacted. A 2008 study by Wong, Candelaria, and Smith investigated if the... (more)