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Do you fancy a light cake that tastes like summer? Then try this easy coconut-lemon-cake. It requires zero prep time and is deliciously juicy. You can be creative and add flavors and extras to your liking. For example, you could swap cocoa powder for lemon juice. You might want to add chocolate flakes, dried berries, …

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Strength training should be an integral part of life. Not just for us runners but for anyone who wishes to combat the adverse effects of modern-day society. If you want to have the strength and mobility to perform everyday tasks with ease until old age and want to look better naked, you better be strong. …

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Are you looking for a crispbread to help you shovel that guacamole or oven-baked brie into your mouth? Look no further. I found this crispbread recipe on the German blog “Ketogen Leben.” I tried other seed crispbreads before, but this one became a staple in my diet. This crispbread is easy to make, tastes great, …

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Let’s face it. You want to run strong and injury-free. You want to get the most out of your training and realize your running dreams. Crush that 10k PR or finish a marathon or even ultra-marathon. You heard about strength training and how it’s supposed to help you achieve your running goals. But do you …

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What is the connection between alcohol and anxiety?

Social anxiety has been a constant in my life for as long as I can remember. As I have written about here, I grew up with an intense fear of people. However, step by step, I learned how to manage anxiety and social anxiety. Especially my years at university were a period of immense personal …

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Book Review Running Is My Therapy

Ever since I discovered firsthand the powerful effects of running on mental health, I am continually looking for new research to confirm my experience. That running can be a powerful tool for treating mental health disorders. In 2018 Scott Douglass wrote the book “Running Is My Therapy.” It combines research and personal anecdotes to describe …

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It has been well established that mental and physical health are closely linked together and significantly influence each other. Around 2600 years ago, the Indian philosopher and spiritual teacher Gautama Buddha stated: “To keep the body in good health is a duty. Otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear”. …

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Let’s be honest. You know that a regular fitness routine would ease your social anxiety. You read about it in self-help books and on the internet. Your therapist recommended you join an exercise class at your local gym. You think you should give it a try. There is just one problem. The mere thought of …

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So you decided to strength train. You know it will help you to prevent running injuries and make you a faster, leaner runner. If you avoid the trap of randomly chaining workouts together but instead follow a structured training plan (which you should!), you face one question. How to train in a way that allows …

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You are serious about making progress in your training. You know that tracking your workouts is essential. But what exactly do you measure? And – what should you? When it comes to running, most of us note down mileage and pace. If you are ambitious – or just a data geek like me – you …

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