WHAT ARE PROBIOTICS AND WHY YOU SHOULD TRY THEM?

Every month, in November and December, my monthly mileage is not worth even mentioning. As soon as the first nursery virus is at home with us, we have two months in the rhymes and coughs. That’s why I’m without energy while I run through my daily duties, paradoxically, much less than the fact that I will have to have a long weekend run.

And because I was looking through the diet for most of my troubles, the thought sequence was as follows. Strengthen Immunity – promote intestinal microflora – prebiotic, probiotic diet.

Our intestinal microflora has a major impact on many body processes, starting with mood and better the absorption of nutrients, minerals and vitamins ends. A large number of bacteria coexist in the digestive tract. Your beneficial health maintains the digestive system in harmony and consequently contributes to the whole-body balance.

The proportion of favourable and unfavourable bacteria varies, in particular, in our diseases (especially if we use antibiotics or analgesics), stress (including intensive, regular workouts) and the influence of inappropriate diets (many sugars and industrially processed carbohydrates / low fibre).

In order to harmonize the intestines again, it is good to increase prebiotics and probiotics.

• Prebiotics: an indigestible food ingredient that promotes growth and beneficial intestinal activity microflora. Where are they? In root vegetables, onions, garlic, other kinds of vegetables and fruits with peel.

• Probiotics: A live culture with food or as a dietary supplement in capsules. Where is can we find? In white yoghurt with live cultures, acidophilic milk, ripened cheeses and fermented foods (cabbage or fermented food from Asian cuisine as a miso pasta, kimchi and soy sauce).
Capsule accessories are good for diseases. The only problem is that they are not always alive in them microorganisms are still living in the declared amount. In addition, it appears to be more beneficial to support (own) the microflora itself and allow it to gradually recover and regenerate.

Healthy bowels are not only the result of eating enough fibre and prebiotic aprobiotic foods, but also what we do not eat. We do not prescribe antibiotics and analgesics and we restrict it sugar with other unsuitable carbohydrates (white flour, processed foods as breakfast crisps, biscuits, etc.)

What to take from it when we are doing sports? A diet nourishing our intestinal microflora will improve our immune response, so we do not miss out on so many trainings due to viruses and we will not come up with a tightly-built condition. It can promote regeneration for training and definitely maintain a healthy digestive tract, so we avoid the intestinal problems.

I took my own advice on my heart, started to eat the cabbage regularly and I was slightly below the plan, it’s my most efficient running autumn since I got a child at the kindergarten.

This article is prepared for you by:

   Danica Dobisová
Psychologist and nutritional counsellor. I help people to lose weight without dieting and forever. I follow the principles of mindful eating and teach people what and when to eat and how to create healthy eating habits. Here is more information.
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GET UP AND RUN WITH GoFit

Hi GoFitters!

We want to write to you about the past 10 km Birrel race  in Prague.  The reason why we are writing about this is because we have a friend who has trained specifically for this event. His name is Massimo and he is a founder at PragueMorning.cz, an online newspaper and media agency based in Prague. It was the first race he was going to complete and he approached us back in July for some advice on how to prepare for the event. We gave him a very basic running regime to follow  and some extra advice on how to prepare through GoFit.

As some of you might know GoFit allows you to experiment and diversify your training regime. You can use the service if you want to try a special class like Bouldering or yoga. Massimo already had a gym membership but he wanted to taste other activities outside of his gym. GoFit was a solution that it was looking for. He could never find a solution with which he was able to test different yoga Studios and CrossFit classes as he wanted to test these. All at discounted prices.

He trained at Ivengar Yoga Studio for some nice stretching sessions and at the Spartangym where he experienced some proper ass kicking conditioning.
He was able to cope this training schedule with his daily schedule which also included working at the office but also traveling around Prague for meetings. With few clicks he could find the closest studio, buy a pass and workout.

What was the result? Massimo was exposed to new studios that he did not know about before.
Through GoFit (the only Prague fitness aggregator) he found different options that suited his training needs.

What next? We had a bet if Massimo was going to be able to run the 10km below 50minutes. The bet was that the losers would pay for a pizza at pizza Amuni. http://unsplash.com/photos/HNneO7u4ucwHe won… thanks also to Gofit…

GoFit completes Prague’s Half Marathon

On 7th of April two members of our GoFit team took part to the Prague Half Marathon. The race occurred on a lovely spring day of April which as one may expect highlighted the beautiful colours of the Czech capital. This year almost 12,000 people took part to the race.

A half marathon is a complicate race itself to prepare for. One might think that just because it’s not as long as a full marathon that it might be less complicated. Well, let’s make this point very clear. If taken seriously a half marathon is a very difficult race to prepare for and to complete. This is of course if you prepare properly with a goal time in mind and following a proper schedule.

The Prague one takes you around the loveliest parts of city centre. If you like fast paces, then this is the race for you. Barely uphill at all and pretty flat it is one of the fastest half marathons that you may be doing at some point in your career. Already back in 2012 the winner completed the race in an astonishing 58:47 which is still one of the fastest times ever.

The organisation, RunCzech, was as usual very efficient arranging for plenty of water stations and health stations alongside the tracks ready to provide runners with anything. Even this year the organisation provided for everything a runner could need. A truly great experience for a race which this year celebrated its 20th Anniversary.

If you have not yet attended this half marathon and you are looking for something characteristic, then Prague is the place for you. You will be astonished of where you will be running, close to Charles Bridge, the Jewish historical Area and all along the Vltava river.

The Prague Half Marathon is the first of 6 races that RunCzech organises in the Czech Republic. All of them are worth completing.

GoFit will definitely be attending next years one but in the meantime see you next month for the full marathon! More to come about this event!

In the meantime HAPPY RUNNING!

Prague Half Marathon Part II

51 Days to go!

The best way that I have to test if I am ready for a marathon is to actually run the half marathon. I figured this out by reading a great book about running written by Murakami – What I Talk About When I Talk About Running.

I know, I know it doesn’t take a genius to figure it out by yourself but I must admit that Murakami’s book is one of the best about running. Prague’s half marathon is fascinating for several reasons. One, is because it has been my first half marathon and secondly because the city is flat and allows for a nice steady fast race. The half marathon will allow you to see several parts of the city that I consider amazing. In chronological order if you decided to take up the run you will see the following spots:

Stating point – Namesti Jan Palach – This is right next to one of the most beautiful musics that one can imagine, The Rudolfinum. If you are in Prague for a couple of days I strongly advise you to go for a visit here. I have only seen something as spectacular in Palermo when at Teatro Massimo in Palermo. Continue reading Prague Half Marathon Part II

Half marathon Advice – Part I

7th April 2018 is an important date for me. It is going to be the date on which I will (fingers crossed!) be running the Prague Half Marathon.

Before then (25th March 2018) I will be running the Stramilano for the 3rd time. It is a race that I hold at heart. I enjoy the city and the race normally starts off the running season. Overall Half Marathons are my thing; it is where I get into the zone. I love the right balance between running fast and also a fairly long distance. Everything seems to fit together when I do a half marathon, both mentally and physically. Maybe because it does not require the same training as a full marathon, maybe because I am more built for shorter distances, but so far it all comes naturally. I have completed full marathons but these require proper full immersion training (and talent). I do not know what it requires to complete a good half marathon. One would say good training, loads of repetition runs (bring them on!!!!) but instead of the usual advices I would like to share my personal touch on half marathons. It might be that you have read it already somewhere else but this is mine and by all means don’t hesitate to let me know your comments!

1) Ask yourself why do you run. What motivates you – What are your core values, beliefs & objectives? At this moment I am reassessing everything. 2018 is my year for doing that. My objective is to understand once and for all which type of runner am I and to concentrate my efforts in improving. Continue reading Half marathon Advice – Part I

Running in cold weather

The purpose of this post is not to convince you to go out and run 20km in this cold weather. Probably those who like already do it and those who don’t…wait until the better season. The idea here is to bring to you more awareness to certain benefits of running in certain weather conditions.

When recently crossing the finish point of Tenerife’s marathon I came to the conclusion that I had lost my initial motivation for running. Too much running had exhausted me having completed 3 marathons and two half marathons in one year which had left me totally empty inside. So about a month ago I started to ask myself what do I still enjoy now about running? I was in Prague asking myself this question actually while running at -5c with tons of snow falling around me. The answer came instantly. I understood how much I love running in cold weather (reasonable cold weather at least! I am not that masochist yet). It might sound crazy but Naplavka is my place for a nice cold run in these days. Continue reading Running in cold weather