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“There’s something special about running. The sound of your feet pounding the pavement, the high that hits around the 5K mark, the way your mind sharpens as you suck air into your lungs, that feeling of running further or faster than the last time you laced up. Sure, there are times when you suffer from short breathing, chafing and unbelievably sore calf muscles, but the pros always outweigh the cons, especially when you find a purple patch of form as you push your body faster and farther and begin dreaming about a new PB in that race you signed up for. That’s what it’s all about: the possibilities you didn’t dare to dream about…”
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February is the month of love and we thought we would share some of the best heart-loving liquids out there.
Coffee/Tea – Those drinking 1-3 coffee’s per day have significantly lower risk of heart disease, stroke and heart failure.Experts believe coffee’s caffeine content, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties are what promotes heart health.
Tea is packed with phytonutrients (plant chemicals) called flavonoids, which have been shown to reduce inflammation and buildup in your arteries. Black and green tea also contain more moderate amounts of caffeine than coffee (about half the amount per cup), so it’s a great option for people who are sensitive to that.
Pomegranate/Cranberry juice – These fruit juices are uniquely healthy fruits for your heart. Their special antioxidants help prevent hardening and narrowing of the arteries that bring blood to your heart. Pomegranates also help decrease blood pressure, and are packed with polyphenols that lower inflammation and stimulate circulation.
Green smoothies – Include spinach or kale within your smoothies, both of which are heart-healthy superfoods thanks to their high levels of calcium, iron and inflammation-reducing flavonoids. Then add citrus fruits or apples for sweetness (or honey/agave if you would like it to taste extra sweet!).
Tomato juice – Tomato juice is rich in vitamins and minerals that help fight heart disease. It’s packed with vitamins C and E, iron, magnesium and potassium, which your body needs to keep blood flowing and to remove extra sodium from your body. Tomatoes are also an incredible source of lycopene, an antioxidant that helps strengthen your arteries, reduces cholesterol and reduces heart disease risk.
Add these heart-boosting drinks within your diet for good heart health!
See a wide range of brand new custom designed items from shorts and tops to caps and sock.
Reflective’s and socks are hot this week! With a rebrand and refresh of stock – we are always looking for feedback on what our runners need!
See the full range of RunThrough Kit HERE.
WHAT’S YOUR STORY
Running is one of the most inclusive sports there is and we want to hear about your experiences! Do you run for charity, to keep physically fit and look after your mental health or just because you love it and you can? If you’ve got a story to share, we’d love to hear it.
Drop [email protected] to share your story and see it featured on our website and social media.
VIDEOS, PODCASTS & PLAYLISTS
Catch up on what the RunThrough Community has been up to with another RunThrough Chat episode with number 143 with Emma and Jess – HERE.
Our very own Matt Wood and Head Coach of New Levels Coaching, Lewis Moses, talk all things running to help inspire, influence and educate on the thing we love the most. – LISTEN HERE.
Our very own Lucy Harfield has started her own podcast – Pinch of Positivity. The podcast hopes to keep it real, talks straight and offer a fresh perspective on how to find the bright side of life – LISTEN HERE.
You can also find the next RunThrough Running Playlist on Spotify HERE.
We have recently added RunThrough to Trustpilot, a review platform open to everyone. We would like to invite you to share your experiences to help others get a real feel and understanding of what RunThrough is all about.