The Pulse: December 2013

By AFM – December 4, 2013

Hangover Remedies—Fact or Fiction?

1. Drinking GatorAde or PediaLyte before bed
2. Beer before liquor, never sicker; liquor then beer, never fear
3. “Hair of the dog”
4. Eating a greasy breakfast
5. Working out the next morning
6. Taking a multivitamin or AlkaSeltzer
7. Drinking coffee

Book Bit

From The Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health, and Disease by Daniele Lieberman
I sometimes run barefoot and over the years have become accustomed to being shouted at: “Doesn’t it hurt?” “Watch out for the dog crap!” “Don’t step on glass!” I especially enjoy such reactions from people who are walking their dogs. For some reason, they think it acceptable to let their dogs walk and run unshod but abnormal for humans to do the same. These and other reactions highlight just how out of touch we have become with our bodies, leading to a warped perspective of novelty and normality. After all, humans have been walking and running on their bare feet for millions of years, and many people still do. in your life. As I said earlier, there’s no such thing as perfection. Perfect is beige.

Holiday Fitness in Films

Elf – escalator splits, snowball fights, and mail room dancing
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation – sled wax ride
Love Actually – Hugh Grant busts some moves
A Christmas Story – boxing, Ralphie style
Jingle All the Way – running, wrestling, and ball sports
It’s A Wonderful Life – extreme Charleston, water sports

Stocking Stuffers for Runners

* Gels
* NipGuards
* BodyGlide
* Socks
* Headlamp
* Water Bottle

Seasonal songs we love to hate Playlist

Do They Know It's Christmas — Band Aid
Baby It's Cold Outside — Dean Martin
Christmas Wrapping — The Waitresses
The Christmas Shoes — Newsong
Happy Xmas (War Is Over) — John & Yoko
Last Christmas — Wham!
Santa Baby — Eartha Kitt
Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer — Dr. Elmo
Drummer Boy — Justin Bieber ft. Busta Rhymes
All I Want For Christmas — Alvin and the Chipmunks

Listen to the playlist on Spotify here


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