Background The Swim for Hope activity sees the 6th year running in 2016. The origin of this event is to encourage participants to swim for Charity: 1 . The Community Chest SG A large charity organisation in Singapore that supports up to 219 programmes run by 82 Charities , they help more that 300, 000[…]
Because of My Failure in Marathon Du Mont Calm, I was desperately finding another marathon to make myself feel ” better” from the DNF ( Did not Finish). To speak the truth, many of the overseas runners are very strong as they have high mountains and tons of difficult and different types of weather and[…]
Sometimes I feel runners do not really care about their body when they over train or go too deep into running. I will be touching a few things about beauty and health in the next few posts. Although we need to train hard, it should not be until that stage that we neglect our well being whether inside ( joints and organs ) or outside.
A normal, healthy person sheds about 50-100 strands of hair everyday, most of the hair will grow back. Each strand have a life cycle of about 3-6 years. Your scalp will start to show and looks bald when:
- you hair drops more than 100 strands a day or a few hundreds.
- When the hair does not grow back ( a condition known as Alopeica)
The Army Half Marathon takes place yearly for the Singapore Armed Forces to promote healthy lifestyle activities and also part of the challenge for the different arms in the Ministry of Defence. Despite most of the runners actually take the shorter distance. This year the SAFRA BAY RUN feature two competitive categories – the 21km Army Half Marathon and SAFRA 10km Race, as well as two non-competitive categories – the SAFRA 5km Fun Run and Families for Life 800m Challenge. Last year, the AHM took a break because of the Singapore 50th Birthday celebration. But this year they came back better and stronger, with a better route.
This marathon is the one which I have anticipated for long. To speak the truth, I am now kinda of used to doing marathons but maybe the speed might not be that crazily fast. But this race, I just want to take it slow and relax as I know the chances of winning is not[…]
Once a while it is good to let it all go and rest your body. If you look at yourself, the way you run might have already shown signs of deviation and compromising. We got to admit, no matter how good you are, no matter how perfectly genetically engineered you are, unless you are artificial intelligence or Robots. There is no way that you can escape Sports injury. Therefore, good maintenance is essential and we need to be careful about it. Let us look at something about Lactic Acid.
What happens when we exercise strenuously?
We breathe faster and faster to attempt to shuttle more oxygen to our working muscles. The body prefer to generate energy burning the storage that we have with oxygen. However, when we require more energy than we can adequately deliver the oxygen, the working muscles will generate the energy anaerobically. In short, the body will breakdown the glucose to convert to energy using limited oxygen, a substance known as lactate will allow the glucose breakdown. In this manner the lactate level drives up and increase in the acidity of within our body. This is where we feel soreness and tiredness when we train too much or too hard.
July is a local race month for me. It has been sometime, since I do some races in Singapore. It gets a bit routine running in Singapore, because the places that you are run are the same. Usually it is some parks ( commonly the East Coast Parkway) and city area. The heat and humidity makes it not much of a challenge as compared to places with different seasons.
The Singapore Biathlon used to be organised by the Singapore Navy. The 1.5km Swim and 10km Run has always been the Singapore Navy’s important event for the year, however, 2012 has been the last year to be organised by Singapore Navy. 2015, I happen to chance upon the meta series, and I realise that they have been doing all these dual, BI and Tri. Meta Sport has been organising Bi, Dual and Triathlon to heighten the awareness of the two and three sportalons in Singapore.
What is Blood Sugar?
It is the level of sugar or glucose ( the most simplified form of sugar ) transported in your blood stream to supply energy to all the cells in your body. These sugars are made from the food we eat. The human body regulates blood glucose levels so that it will not be too high or too low, which is resultant in the ability to perform in your day to day tasks. Glucose is the main energy for your muscles, metabolism and brain. After you eat, the glucose enters the bloodstream fast and cause an increase in your blood sugar level. The pancreas then revs its production of insulin, a hormone that helps the cells absorb glucose and use it to function.