Sports Special ~ ULTRA MARATHON RUNNERS
*Inspirational people that inspire every day*
BRETT MORRISON –
Performance & Business Coach, The Leadership Sensei
Business Lecturer and Trainer
Seriously, you ran how far?
When this Clarke Kent strips off his suit at night it’s easy to see the metamorphosis into Superman as he goes about his vigorous training schedule. Brett has transformed the lives of many people on a regular basis transforming them and their corporations to be the best they can be. Here I take a sneek peek into this superman’s journey and immerse myself into his world of ultra marathons to get some idea how he does it.
100km trail run means that you may be running continuously anywhere between 10-18 hours. Running a 100km trail run isn’t an ordinary feat . It’s one reserved for supermen/women. I have observed you running over sand for km’s, inclining the tallest cliffs in Australia, the Gables, through forests, rivers and desert exposed to weather co...
Did you know we are only 10 percent human? Ninety percent of our cells are nonhuman, microbial cells. Since our diet influences our microbes, it’s true: We really are what we eat.
The good news is that you can cultivate a new microbiota, formerly known as gut flora, in just 24 hours—by changing what you eat. Bacteria that live in our intestinal tract, also known as gut bugs, flourish off of colorful, plant-based foods.
The latest studies on microbiota continue to show us how the process works, which explains why the mere mention of gut bacteria sparks conversations in both research labs and newsrooms.
Healthy gut bugs act like quarterbacks in our intestinal tracts: They call the shots and control the tempo by helping our bodies digest and absorb nutrients, synthesize certain vitamins, and rally against intruders, such as influenza and toxic cancer-forming carcinogens. In addition to boosting our immune system, microbiota sends messages to our brain and helps regulate metabolism.
The consumption of additives in food is a serious issue. On the one hand, no-one plans to consume them in the first place and some – a limited number – have been linked to health problems ranging from asthma, wheezing, rashes, digestive upsets, behaviour problems in kids resulting in overactivity, lack of concentration and impulsiveness (hyperactivity).
Food Manufacturers believe they utilise additives to help us live a fuller life if the products we buy can be stored without refrigeration, look attractive, keep for weeks without separating, drying out or crumbling, as well as allow us to eat out of season and minimise the need for salt or oil for preserving.
Not all additives are harmful, therefore below I have concentrated on the the worst additives. For clarity, I've divided them down into Colours, Preservatives and Flavour Enhancers. I've listed all the possible additives from the food code but in practice only one or two from each group are commonly added to food. So you won't see A...