The stigma around veganism is a thing of the past, with more and more moving away from animal products and taking the plunge to a plant based diet. But what about vegan runners? Well they’re going to be just fine.
Yeah I get, you already know how to walk. Left foot, right foot etc. Getting out into the countryside isn’t quite the same however!
Walking, trekking and hiking. They’re all different grades of much of the same thing: getting outside on your own two feet.
There’s some debate between the exact differences between the three. Broadly speaking hiking is at the more hardcore end of the scale with multi-day adventures across physically taxing terrain not being unusual. Most hikers will be well equipped to handle a variety of conditions including unmarked trails and dressed to take on any weather.
How do you become faster? Just keep on running, right?
It might be counter-intuitive, but the recovery phase of exercise is almost equal to the actual exercise itself. If you’re the kind of person who just can’t resist going for another 10k or hitting the gym one last time this week you might be disappointed to know that taking a day or two off might be the best way to get faster, stronger and fitter.
For some of us the very thought of slipping on a pair of jogging shoes and hammering around our local park at 8am is a special kind of hell, for others there’s nothing better than a run in the sun.
For every one in between: Parkrun.
It you haven’t heard of Parkrun (really? Where have you been living?), parkrun a simple 5k ‘race’ format designed for runners of all levels, whether you’re just starting out or an experienced runner. If anything, Parkrun is more about community and improving your health than it is about performance. We dig that.
What’s more, parkrun is free every week at thousands of venues around the world. You can find your local run here.
With the upcoming release of our latest product, the Millionaire Crunch we think it’s the right time to explore the differences between vegan protein and whey based products. Is one better than the other and is there a reason for you to consider moving towards plant-based products and away from whey?
Protein powders and protein bars are an undeniably convenient way to increase your protein intake which is especially important for health-conscious individuals, athletes and dieters.
Over the last few years veganism has experienced massive growth with a rise of nearly 600% in the US and UK between the years of 2014 and 2017. This takes the number of vegans from 1% of the population to around 6%. While 6% isn’t a huge amount of the population, it’s big enough not to be ignored, especially when you consider that even among non-vegans there is a growing interest in vegan nutrition.
There are a whole host of benefits to adopting a vegan diet, some of them physical, others mental. That isn’t to say there aren’t challenges. Performing well during exercise takes a little thought and planning to ensure you give your body the fuel it needs to excel.
Whether you’re hitting the gym, dancing or running, the right nutrition is key to achieving as much as you can, and while there are many benefits to a vegan diet, it definitely takes a little bit more thought to get right.