Ramp Up Running Mileage Safely With This New Formula

Instead of blindly running 10 percent more every week, there’s a better way. Let’s learn how to build mileage more strategically, recover when necessary and boost your endurance at the same time.

There are three concepts to understand. Let’s get started.

Source: A Smarter Way to Increase Running Mileage

Big jumps are OK if you’ve dipped under your baseline; tread cautiously at any number above that.

Paying attention to the numbers is important if you’re trying to work up to a longer distance or follow a training plan for a goal. If you just run the same amount every week, you can safely ignore the math.

How a Human Scream Uniquely Activates the Fear Response in Your Brain

We know human screams are jarring. They’re loud, occasionally shrill, and tend to make us feel stressed, or even fearful. What’s unclear is why they elicit anxiety. But a new study suggests this response may have something to do with the acoustic quality of human screams, and how they trigger the brain’s fear response.

Source: How a Human Scream Uniquely Activates the Fear Response in Your Brain

It’s a sound/frequency we do not experience in normal, everyday settings.

I remember a friend remarking about knowing the difference when her kids would scream, to tell when things were really bad or they were faking.  Another instance I remember was someone telling me about knowing when they were hearing a “death rattle”, in rural areas where a given animal got injured bad enough.  We communicate a lot through sound – say one thing, but our tone infers another.

How to Know if Your Concussion Needs Special Treatment

Breakthrough therapies are helping athletes recover from injuries previously thought untreatable. But many doctors remain unaware of the advancements.

…For decades, doctors have told concussed athletes like Fraser to rest, avoid bright lights, and limit activity. Having had one concussion places you at greater risk for another, they thought. But emerging science says that’s bunk: You can recover from a concussion, with active treatments that re-condition the injured parts of your brain.

Source: The New Science of Concussion Recovery

New research is finding that people with long-standing symptoms recover faster when they get to practice certain tasks, training their brains to recover the function that was lost.

Tip: If you suffer a concussion, have an optician check your retina. A concussion can cause tears in the retina.