Exercise Focus: Cardiorespiratory Endurance Training
Nutrition Focus: Calorie Maintenance
Happiness Focus: Inspire
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Keeping your hamstrings happy
The hamstrings are a collection of muscles and tendons on the backside of the upper leg and are responsible for the flexion of the knee (pulling the heel towards the buttocks) and works as an antagonist to the quadriceps in the front of the upper leg. Hamstrings can become very tight very quickly, especially when we are constantly engaging in physical activity. Furthermore, our hamstrings originate in the sitting bones, making them even mores susceptible to being tight with prolonged sitting. Like any muscle in our body, tightness can lead to performance issues and discomfort. So let's be sure to show our hamstrings some extra love today, and the days to follow, by incorporating additional stretches post-workout and before bed that focus on our hamstrings. As always, you can find a collection of stretches on your stretch page!
Your Exercises For Today
Today's topic: Vitamin K
General Takeaway: Required for blood clotting and proper bone development
RDA: 90 - 120 mg
Anytime you have had a minor cut, it's thanks to Vitamin K for the clotting that occurs. Vitamin K is responsible for the manufacturing of prothrombin, a protein that allows for blood clotting to occur. This is especially important because without clotting, our bodies would continue to bleed in the event of an injury. This process is also necessary for proper bone creation and metabolism.
Drink 8, 8 oz of water
fill out your food log
Take your multivitamin
log your sleep hours
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