I think that full honesty is called for as I write this piece. I am a sixty something woman, so my impression of the Tao of Badass is somewhat colored by time and gender. Having said that, it is easy to see why this product is popular. We live in a digital age, full of social media, smart phones, tweets, and texts. We expect everything to happen at warp speed. Why not expect the same of relationships? Exploration is a wonderful thing and it cannot hurt to have some guidance as one enters the world of dating and mating.
However, it is not relationships that are promoted by this slick promoter. From the promotional video it is clear that he has done his homework. He has studied body language and psychology, but not in pursuit of love. His purpose is only to pursue and bed as many “young hot sexy women” as possible. He revels in the here and now, urging his followers to learn his secrets so they too can date multiple women and have them begging to please them. True, I have only watched the promotional video. Perhaps the full Tao offers more depth and one hopes there are cautions for health and safety woven into the message for all that fun.
As one grows older, companionship and love become so much more important than the chase. Can a relationship begun this way lead, well, anywhere?
Running is one of the most rewarding exercises. Not to mention the fact that it is free and can be performed virtually anywhere. However, a lot of new runners do not anticipate the news strains that their bodies will endure. Its high intensity impact places it among the top calorie-burning exercises.
If you have decided to take up running as a hobby or a serious fitness goal, please see the following tips:
Tip 1: See your doctor before running.
It is recommended to see your family physician before beginning a program or goal that incorporates running.
Tip 2: Get the right shoes.
Picking the right pair of running shoes is crucial. Choose an independent running store. The knowledge that they pass on is vital and they can help you select the most appropriate shoes for you. It is also recommended to purchase running shoes one size larger than your normal shoe size. Prepare to spend around $100 (your feet are worth it).
Tip 3: Get Support
Turn to any close family members, friends or co-workers that understand your goals. Join a close knit group of runners. These are the people that are going to be providing the motivation, inspiration and drive that you need.
Tip 4: Stretch
Make sure to stretch your legs before running. You will be sore the day after your first run, but stretching will reduce a lot of the severe soreness. No pain, no gain!
Tip 5: Pace Yourself
You don’t have to begin running an 8 minute-mile. Set realistic goals and pace yourself. Jog at a comfortable pace for one half of a mile and walk the second half. You can even do run/walk intervals for a few weeks. Make a running plan.
Tip 6: Stay Hydrated
Say yes to H20! When you run, you sweat. When you sweat, your body is trying to cool down. You are also losing a lot of fluids. Stay hydrated and be sure to drink plenty of water to prevent heat stroke or any heat-related injuries.