An Unexpected Predictor for Longevity
For centuries, explorers scoured the earth for this mythical legend. One man, Ponce de Leon, became synonymous with it. Having heard a tale told by the Taino people of healing waters in Bimini; Ponce de Leon, then Governor of Puerto Rico, searched and slaughtered in a fruitless effort to find it.
Running in the Rain
It never rains in Southern California, but it's raining today. Fat drops splattering across dingy pavement that hasn't seen water in months. Oil resurfacing on the interstates, making driving doubly treacherous. Since it never rains here, nobody knows how to drive in inclement weather, either. There is a leak in the building I live in, causing water to seep onto my grey tiled floor. I pay $1,600 a month for an insignificant amount of square living space, complete with a sagging roof and leaking floors. One day, I found literal cat turds in the community washing machine. Another day, my kitchen faucet handle came completely undone, held down by what looked like Gorilla Glue.
The real-life Iron Man who took cannonballs straight to his stomach two times a day for years
Frank Richards or ‘Cannonball Richards’, the man with the strongest stomach in history, took two cannonballs straight to his abdomen every day. Frack Richards was born in 1887 in a Kansas town called Minneapolis to Richard and Ellen Richards. When he was young, he fought in World War I and realized that he didn’t feel any pain when hit in the stomach.
How Long Can You Hang On?
Man trying to hang on for 2 minutes to win a prize.
Opinion: I Am Stronger Than Depression
Find your strength and use it to fight anyone or anything disturbing or disrupting your life. I am strength printed on a hoody for femalesImage by Annelise Lords. Model by Kin Custom.
Fiction: About Me— Annelise Lords — I Am Strength
Being strong flows from somewhere deep within me because life didn't give me a choice to be weak. I AM STRENGTH Printed on a t-shirt for women.Image by Annelise Lords. Models by Kin Custom.
Opinion: Freedom's Responsibility
Birds glide across the sky.Image by Annelise Lords. Why God? Why did you allow this to happen to me?” Allison complained as she entered my living room. I listen to her words, waiting for the bomb to explode.
"Why Do You Run So Much?"
First of all, I don’t run that much. I’ll run about 2,000 miles this year, which is about the distance from Los Angeles to Chicago. Not even far enough to get across the country. The “why do you run so much” question was first asked to me in middle school, when I started running every day after school in between cross country and track seasons. One day I went home, ran, then went to a friends house, where a cadre of my peers had gathered for no apparent reason. My answer then, was “I like to,” and I left it at that. I liked to, and I was pretty good at it. I liked to, and it eventually earned me a college scholarship. I liked to, and I felt like I should stick with the one thing I seemed to be good at.
Strength Training For Runners
My friend and trainer Ben Beeler joined me to talk about his strength training methods, common strength training mistakes, and what runners can do to stay healthy and get stronger. I recommend listening to our full conversation here. It’s an hour long, but very worthwhile. I’ve attempted to highlight major points below.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu builds confidence and strength
"The most significant victories are the ones we accomplish within ourselves." - Rorion Gracie. The primary goal of Full Charge Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is to help students gain confidence. When a student comes into the facility and begins learning the basic moves, confidence gets a boost. When a student decides to develop the skills of this martial art not only do they gain confidence, they learn discipline, they gain focus, they develop ethics and they find patience.
What if there was a simple way to uncover beliefs that empower you to do more, be more, and become more? In this article, you will learn how to unearth, examine, and strengthen these empowering beliefs. As these beliefs come to light, they will take you to new places in your life and career.
How Often Should Elderly People Strength Train?
One of the most important markers of health as people age is their strength. Studies have shown quadriceps and grip strength are directly related to all-cause mortality. While strength can be improved without adding more muscle to your body, the amount of muscle you have raises the floor and ceiling of strength potential.