48 – Ways to Improve Your Life / Running / In the Car
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Dr. Dave and Yoko recorded this episode in their “car studio” while on the way to the Annapolis Ten Mile Race. It began by talking a bit about the upcoming race, but by the time it ended, they gave you a ton of great health and lifestyle tips as well as MUCH MORE! Learn about morning routines, meditation, race hydration and recovery and more.
10 YEARS AGO YOKO COULDN’T EVEN RUN 1 MILE!
Yoko remembers when she met Dave 10 years ago and she couldn’t even run one mile! They started Yoko from literally the couch to run her first race = the Annapolis 10 mile race! You start one step at a time, one minute at a time, one mile at a time. Just get out that door and get started even walking.
ANYONE FINISHING A RACE IS A TRUE WINNER!
It does not matter how fast your time is! If you finished that race, you are a runner and a winner! Dr. Dave has run year after year. He is not the fastest
Every single morning Dr. Dave and Yoko have a morning routine. It may vary during the week or on the weekend or travelling, but they always have a routine. Dr. Dave makes sure he is up 2 hours before he actually has to go anywhere or do anything on a schedule.
One of his morning routines may look like: connecting with his pets (who may or may not have woken him up), meditate, exercise, a nice bath or shower, a cup of tea, a nice healthy breakfast.
MEDITATING IN THE MORNING
While Dr. Dave does daily meditation he focuses on his breathing and says a mantra to keep their mind relaxed. A common yoga mantra that he uses is = when you inhale “SAT” and when you exhale “NAM” and keep repeating.
There is tons of research to prove that people meditate all over the world and they are healthier and live longer! To learn more about meditation, take a look at this article: http://www.yogajournal.com/practice/2223
AVOIDING THE NEWS AND TELEVISION
Dr. Dave and Yoko have stopped watching television, and watching the news reports, and reading the newspaper. There is so much negative energy and stories that can really affect your mind, attitude, and spirit. Take a break from the news for a week or two and see how it changes your day and your life.
HYDRATION FOR LIFE
You really need to make drinking water a focus of your life until it becomes an unconscious habit! One of our superfans and recent guests Melissa @DigitalGeekGirl fills up a jug of water at the start of the day and drinks from that all day long and drinks it until it is gone. No more counting glasses – just finish the jug no matter what or how! Read this article called 10 Life-Changing Reasons to Drink More Water: http://breakingmuscle.com/health-medicine/10-life-changing-reasons-to-drink-more-water
HYDRATION, ENERGY DRINKS, AND ELECTROLYTE DRINKS FOR RACES
Dr. Dave makes sure that a day or two before the race he really concentrates on drinking water and makes sure he has zero caffeine or alcohol too!
During races he takes Hammer Endurolyte Capsules or gel. Yoko likes the Japanese Pocari Sweat fizzy energy beverage that can be found world-wide.
Note: DURING a race only use what you have been used to using during your training. If you try new and strange things your body is not used to it; this could have bad reactions to your stomach or digestive system!
More info on Hammer Nutrition:
More info on Pocari Sweat:
Continue to hydrate, still replace your electrolytes. Do not stop moving right away. Keep walking around and cool down. Also, Dr. Dave and Yoko take a nice hot bath and get a massage to get that built up lactic acid out of their systems.
JOIN DR. DAVE AND YOKO IN 2015 AT THE BAY TO BREAKERS RACE!
It starts at the San Francisco Bay and takes you through the city right to the Pacific Ocean. It is an amazing and fun 12K race that Dr. Dave and Yoko have done for years!
Dr. Dave and Yoko challenge you to sign up for this race AND join them! This will be the first official Slice Your Age team meet-up! The 2015 race takes place on Sunday, May 17th, 2015. Once you sign up be sure to tweet or facebook or call the free hotline to let us know!
Check out their live podcast from this year’s race:
Also, here is a link to the San Francisco Bay to Breakers race page: http://www.baytobreakers.com/
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