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Running Your First 5K

Walking, jogging, and running are some of the best exercises recommended by experts. The best part is that you don’t need a reason for running. It can be either a global challenge or some kind of fundraiser program but in the end, you are the one getting the benefit.

Are you starting from scratch? No problem, it is totally fine in fact it is great that you are taking interest in yourself. A 5K running event is equal to 3.1 miles, and if you are wondering how much time it will take to cover 3.1 miles than it depends. Your speed of running will decide how much time you will require to finish your first 5K steps. Although a rough estimation won’t kill, well approximate it will take 40 – 60 minutes.

Believe me, this 5K is the beginning and if you keep it up then you might even make a world record of the most step taken, who knows? Let’s talk about how you will train for your first 5K steps in just 5 simple steps, read on.


We all have heard, believing in yourself is your first step to success” which means you need to believe in yourself. It might look hard but you need to believe in yourself that you can do it.


Many people will not achieve 5K steps in the start and that is totally normal. What you can do is that train yourself every day and try to increase your distance and speed gradually. Do also give yourself rest because your body needs to heal and recover, don’t push yourself.


Create a benchmark of your own. For example, in week one you jog for 1 minute and walk for 3 minutes then in week two, you jog for 3 minutes and walk for 4 minutes. You don’t need to follow these instructions, just make your own benchmark according to your comfortability.


Always do an analysis of your workout. For example, by week 6 you were able to jog about 2.3 miles which means you are very close to 3.1 miles (i.e. 5K steps). This will boost your confidence and your will power as well.


So, the day has come and now no one can stop you from winning. You are ready to run your first 5K step and remember! This is just beginning, later on, make 10K steps as your goal and then continue on.


Supplements, Do You Need Them?

Many people think taking supplements for their general health is the right choice while others disagree. Who is right? The reason for taking supplements is to fulfill the body’s needs when you might not get all the necessary vitamins and minerals from the food that you eat. But, the question arises: do we really need supplements?

The answer is: It depends on your individual circumstance. In an ideal world, no one would require supplements. However, if we do an analysis of today’s food then the result will totally shock you. The quality of food has been decreasing year after year which means a lot of food simply doesn’t have the nutrition it once did.

Role of vitamins and minerals

Sadly, many people are not aware of the role of minerals and vitamins. They think that minerals and vitamins are only needed to help fight off colds and other such minor ailments. But, it is important to ensure we are never vitamin deficient; we need minerals and vitamins to maintain optimal body functioning. Sadly, most vitamin enriched food doesn’t have enough vitamins and minerals to fulfill the body’s needs. Or, rather on paper they do, but the food is so processed that our body can’t really absorb the extra vitamins and minerals in a meaningful way. Because how food is processed, the quality of food, regarding its nutritional value, is decreasing. Our body requires vitamins and minerals in order to be healthy and taking supplements seems like a n obvious choice.

Does the intake of supplements actually help?

Recent studies show that intake of single nutrients or organically synthesized nutrients have little or no health benefits. Does that mean we have to eat to excess in order to get all of our needed vitamins and minerals? No! In fact, eating to excess comes with its own health risks. Remember though that getting enough of certain vitamins is beneficial and can help prevent conditions such as strokes and high blood pressure. For instance, it was found that folic acid and B-complex vitamins can reduce a stroke’s probability.

If you have questions about whether you need to take health supplements, talk to your healthcare provider.

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Alkaline and Ionized Water: Healthy or Hype?

What is alkaline water?

There are many rumors about alkaline water. Some people say it’s healthy for the body while others disagree with it but what is alkaline water?

The word “alkaline” is a chemical term which defines the level of pH. Alkalinity ranges from 8-14 pH value. That means alkaline water pH value ranges from 8-14? Well, actually alkalinity water pH ranges from 8-9 but we will consider any matter alkaline if it’s pH is greater than 7.

Where does it come from?

There are two ways of making alkaline water. One is a natural way and other is a chemical way.

In natural, water (from rivers) usually interact with other minerals. Most minerals are alkaline in nature therefore when they dissolve then they make water alkaline. Sometimes when water hits big rocks (which are alkaline in nature), water absorbs the alkalinity from rock hence creating alkaline water.

Nowadays, we can create alkaline water by adding some chemicals. Don’t worry, these chemicals won’t harm your body. Not only that, you can create your own alkaline water as well! Just use ingredients which are alkaline in nature (such as baking soda etc.) and mix it with water.

Is alkalinity good or bad?

Everything in this word posses good effects as well as bad effects too. If we talk about alkalinity is good or bad then there is a big debate. What is the conclusion then? To be honest, it is still not properly decided.

Alkaline water has many positive impacts on the body and one of the best effects is the slow aging of people. That’s not all, do you know that alkaline water is one of the remedies for curing cancer? It also boosts your metabolism as well.

Although alkaline water is considered as healthy and safe there are negative impacts on the body as well. It disturbs the pH level of your stomach which can result in the killing of undesired pathogens which helps human bodies. It also causes vomiting, nausea, skin irritations, gastrointestinal issues, muscle twitching, and hand tremors as well.


Although alkaline water doesn’t change too much pH of the blood because blood acts as a buffer. There is not much to worry about drinking alkaline water. Alkaline water is safe and healthy but excess of alkaline water can result terrible.