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Superfeet Run Comfort Women’s Insoles Review

This is my Superfeet Run Comfort Women’s Insoles Review.

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Superfeet Run Comfort Women’s Insoles Review

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Designed using women-specific dimensions, Superfeet RUN Comfort Women’s insoles can help runners reduce foot fatigue while gaining efficiency. The Superfeet shape personalizes the shoe to your foot. The EVOLyte carbon fiber cap and AeroSpring Dual Comfort foam combine to deliver exceptional comfort and smooth and efficient energy transfer through your gait from foot strike to toe off.

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Superfeet Run Comfort Women’s Insoles Review: My Thoughts + Experience

I’ll start off by admitting that I’m not generally an insole user. Before Superfeet, I had never worn insoles in my shoes. This is mainly because I had read somewhere that wearing minimalist footwear was key.

While I do think there is a place for barefoot/minimalist shoe work, I have experienced some pain relief from wearing these insoles. I can’t speak to running more than 20 miles a week in this insoles, but they are well suited for the amount of running in a typical week of Crossfit (which typically  includes 200m, 400m, 800m or 1600m runs).

I suppose some people might say that insoles relieve pain because you have weak feet & tendons/ligament around the ankle. In addition, perhaps my gait/stride are not yet perfect. But, when I really think about it, I don’t think they are ever going to be perfect. These insoles can act as an aid for me to avoid discomfort and potential injury. Just like aids can be useful in other modalities of fitness, I see these insoles as an aid.

I do think that you can also work to strengthen your musculature and stabilizers from the hips down so that you’re not relying so heavily on insoles. But, I’ve been an athlete my whole life and I’m not there yet, I’m trying to take away the shame or guilt with looking to an aid for help.

Superfeet Run Comfort Women’s Insoles: What I’ve Noticed

What I’ve noticed doing running/movement with these insoles is that my foot generally feels more stable. It’s not an overly cushy, unfamiliar, weird feeling that throws off your gait. Instead, it feels like just the right amount of support. I like them enough at this point that I move them from one shoe to the next as I rotate shoes (I have several pairs of athletic shoes that I rotate).

If you’re curious and maybe even skeptical like I was, I’d say it’s worth trying Superfeet. They even help you select the insole that’s right for your routine/habits and what you’re looking to gain, given your unique feet. Definietly reach out to them with any questions if you’re wondering what insole is right for you. They were very helpful for me!

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Video Podcast Episode! Making Your Own Rules + Feeling Good

This is a Video Podcast Episode! Making Your Own Rules + Feeling Good; featured on the Revolutionary Lifestyle Podcast by Clara Wisner.

I was lucky enough to be on Clara’s (@revolutionarylifestyle on IG, revolutionarylifestyle.com is her site) podcast and had the best time talking to her and sharing our thoughts on forging your own path and making your own rules in life. We offer up attainable ways to make your life happier through your choices. We cover relationships, careers, friendships, body image and more.

EP 11 | Making Your Own Rules in Life + Feeling Good w/ Jessica Cockerham from Revolutionary Lifestyle Podcast on Vimeo.

Video Podcast Episode! Making Your Own Rules + Feeling Good

Listen to the audio-only version of this podcast episode here.

More about Clara Wisner, creator of the Revolutionary Lifestyle Podcast:

“I AM A WOMAN WITH A PASSION FOR HELPING YOU LEARN HOW TO LOVE YOURSELF.

See Also:  Nutritionist.  Chanting Enthusiast. Doer. Wannabe Singer. Doggie Mom. Yogi. Returned Peace Corps Volunteer. Morning Person. Fantasy Novel Lover. Meditator. Spiritual Seeker.

I envision a world where every woman feels the love within her and lives from a place of deep self-love and self-respect.

It’s not okay that we live in a world where most women feel overwhelmed, over-worked and over-stressed.
It’s not okay that most women feel their health, happiness, and future is out their control. It’s not okay how many women spend so much of their precious brain power on thinking about how they look in jeans or what they ate the day before. We are powerful, inspiring creators & the way we have been conditioned to think image equals worth, is not okay. 
THIS is what I’m working to change.”

You can read more about my life philosophy on one of my first blog posts ever: Winging It: How I Threw Planning out the Window.

Thanks for stopping by and watching this Video Podcast Episode about Making Your Own Rules + Feeling Good.

What Are The Benefits Of Intermittent Fasting?

Hey feel more gooders! This post will touch on various aspects of Intermittent Fasting. Not sure what that is, keep reading! What are the benefits of intermittently fasting?

What is Intermittent Fasting?

Intermittent fasting (also commonly referred to as time restricted eating) is a method of eating in which you only eat within an 8-hour window. The most common window is eating in between 11am-7pm and fasting from 7pm-11am.

What are the Benefits of Intermittent Fasting?

  • Increased hormone function
  • Decreased inflammation in the body which contributes to chronic health conditions
  • More thorough recovery from rigorous activity (ex: Crossfit, marathon training, etc.)
  • Can reduce insulin levels + blood pressure
  • Helps brain function
  • Benefits neurons on a way that protects memory + learning
  • Reduction in visceral body fat
  • Increase in lean body mass alongside consistent exercise

Source: An Intro to Fasting

Second to thermoregulation (if you were to jump into an ice-cold ocean and your body is fighting to maintain warmth), digestion is the most taxing bodily process that it participates in. And think–we do this on a daily basis, several times a day. It’s no wonder why our energy lags and we feel less than 100%.

How Do You Start Intermittent Fasting?

This can look different for everyone, depending on your chosen window of fasting,  what your schedule is like, etc.

A good entry point to fasting is to wait until 11am to eat your first meal. Making sure you are hydrating upon waking (lots of water) will help your body facilitate detox and feel full.

I like to describe fasting as a spectrum. On one end, you have the most extreme, exact way of IF fasting in which you don’t have any fluids besides water until 11am, and then eat like clockwork starting at 11am and ending precisely at 7pm.

Modification:

On the other end of the intermittent fasting spectrum, you have the approach that I’ve found works well for me: drinking a morning coffee (i add a few tablespoons of Laird Superfood powder), water and some elixirs in the morning.

I’m not doing a by-the-book fast here, but it’s somewhere on the spectrum. It allows me to be giving my digestive tract a break from digesting meals while also allowing me to have a little fuel in me for morning workouts (some days I do 5am Crossfit workouts at our gym).

Is Intermittent Fasting a Fad, or is it Here to Stay?

From my understanding, knowledge accruing and anecdotal lectures from a few professional athletes I follow, fasting is a practice of our ancestors. At that time, it was just how daily life was, as they didn’t have a pantry a few feet away for frequent snacking. They often hunted + foraged for their meals and they only ate after they sought out and located that food.

So, they were forced by the limited availability of food to eat this way. Turns out, there are a a lot of positive health implications to giving your digestion a break during a chunk of the day.

I can see how and why this would be viewed as a fad, but I see it as an ancient practice that is surfacing again, as we look back to our ancestors for some insight on wellness.

Is There Anybody That Should Not Fast?

Totally! Remember that the way you eat is your decision; and it’s one that should be made based on what feels best to you. If you adhere to the parameters of your MD, naturopath or functional medicine practitioner, you should discuss this with them, consider their feedback and make the best decision for your unique genetics, goals,

Nuzest Supplements Review + Coupon Code

This post is my Nuzest Supplements Review + Coupon Code.

In the vast array of protein brands on the market nowadays, it’s becoming increasingly hard to decipher the good from the bad, the real from the fake and the nourishing from the depleted. I tend to look to some of the top Crossfit Games athletes for supplement ideas when I’m curious to try a new brand. Jamie Greene is a top female Crossfit Athlete competing out of the UAE. I was scrolling through her Instagram feed when I discovered the brand Nuzest. I briefly checked out their website, some of their ingredient lists, and I quickly realized that this brand is doing things right.

Nuzest Supplements Review

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Nuzest’s products are vegan, non-gmo, gluten free, soy free, nut free and nut free. The ingredients in their protein powders are intentional and clean. Perhaps the TASTIEST part of this review is that these have got to be some of the best-tasting protein powders I’ve ever tried. They are truly delicious; you feel like you’re drinking a yummy, satisfying shake, not a healthy meal replacement. I stumbled on the insane combination of combining a serving the Rich Chocolate Clean Lean Protein and the Cacao Banana Quick Vita Kick–my goodness. It was so unexpectedly good. It shakes up and combines easily in a blender bottle, giving it a creamy texture without any powdery clumps.

Here’s a snapshot of the products I got to sample! I tried three of the their products in a range of flavors. The products include their Clean Lean Protein, Just Fruit & Veg, and their Quick Vita Kick.

It’s hard to choose a favorite flavor of each product because they are all really stellar in their own regard. However, I will say that I normally tend to reach for vanilla, and their Vanilla Clean Lean Protein did not disappoint.

Here’s a glimpse of the ingredient list of each product along with their macronutrient breakdowns:

Clean Lean Protein

Ingredients:

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Just Fruit & Veg

Ingredients:

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Quick Vita Kick

Ingredients:

Quick Vita Kick

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ROO Nutrition Whey Protein Review

This post is a review + my experience with ROO Nutrition Whey Protein.

If you guys follow me on instagram, you’ve already seen how much time I spend doing Crossfit and tearing apart my muscles on the daily (gimme. that. protein!).

In addition to that, I’ve recently been learning about the importance of rotating what you’re eating (basically not eating the same thing all the time) to avoid developing food sensitivities. An example of this would be consuming almond everything, everyday (almond milk, almond butter, almond flour), it’s likely that you will then find you become sensitive to almond after a while.

This can be the case for proteins and other foods you eat a lot of. Every body is different, but for me, I’m trying this approach and I’m liking it right now.

On rotating proteins…

Like we just got into, too much of anything isn’t going to be super awesome for you (and may encourage certain food intolerances, meanwhile), so i’m trying a rotation with protein powders to dodge this.

I was STOKED to hear from ROO Nutrition. (we have the same name!!!! sorta). I’ve been adding their whey protein powder into my daily post-workout (sometimes intra workout) shake. It’s super clean + organic: very cool. The texture if fluffy and light. When you shake + combine it with a plant based milk in a blender bottle, it makes such a delicous + filling + smooth + desserty.
I haven’t done whey in while, but after 10 weeks of food elimination, I found that my dairy sensitivity went away along with the heavy metals that I detoxed out of my system (heavy metal toxicity and food sensitivities are often linked). Though whey is free of lactose, i just chose to stay away since it is a derivative of dairy.

That said, I’ve known many professional athletes, namely Laird Hamilton + Gabrielle Reece taut whey as one of the most bioavailable protein powder sources.

That has certainly been my experience with ROO’s protein so far.

I’ve been drinking plant based protein for so long that i forgot how good whey tastes. The other days, I’m rotating the following proteins into the mix: sacha inchi, pea, brown rice, hemp, casein and beef bone broth protein. When it’s whey day in my protein rotation I get excited! It’s so delicious.

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