With warmer weather approaching, we thought we’d take a timeout to focus on sun safety. As some of you probably know, May is the official month for skin cancer awareness. So, in hopes of ensuring our athletes and customers live their healthiest, most active lives, we wanted to remind each and every one of you to keep protected when heading outside this summer.
At TYR, we are dedicated to engineering apparel that works for you. With UPF 50+ protection included in our most popular fabrications, our gear promises to stand up to harmful UV rays just as well as it stands up to wear, tear and chlorine. To check out a few of our sun safe products, feel free to browse the images below or to visit us online. In the meantime, if you are looking for more information on Skin Cancer Awareness Month or sun safety tips, be sure to click here.
With every new year comes the opportunity for new beginnings.
Here are a few healthy options for you to adopt in 2016:
- Eat breakfast
From improved concentration to increased energy, there are a ton of reasons why this is the most important meal of the day. This year, make it a point to start your day off right with good-for-you treats like oatmeal, fruit, greek yogurt or eggs.
2. Drink more water
As a brand devoted to water, this one obviously remains close to our hearts. But in truth, the importance of hydration should matter to everyone. After all, water makes up more than half of our bodies! Resolving to drink more water is an easy way to enhance digestion, circulation and the transportation of nutrients. So if you want to energize from the inside out, be sure to bring along a water bottle!
3. Be a smart snacker
With responsibilities like school, work or practice, it’s easy to let time get away from you. To prevent yourself from falling into the habit of grabbing the first snack you see, chose instead to plan ahead. This year stock your gym bag or car with a few good-for-you treats like almonds, granola bars or veggies. This will help to curb your hunger and keep you fueled for the day ahead.
4. Finally use a foam roller
We’ve said it once, and we’ll say it again: foam roller. Using a roller is a great way to release lactic acid build up- allowing for quicker recovery time and fewer sore muscles. Making time to do this regularly will help to keep your body in the best condition possible.
5. Kick one “bad for you” habit
Whether it’s too much fast food or indulging in a daily glass of soda, try to pinpoint one habit that could use a bit of improving. Remember, no one is perfect- balance is key!
6. Get your zen on
Manage and reduce your stress this year by carving out a bit of “you time.” Yoga and meditation are both great ways to help you better navigate life’s inevitable ups and downs.
7. Stretch more
As our bodies age, our muscles naturally tighten. So as you approach another year, consider scheduling some time to stretch out. Regular stretching is a great way to heighten flexibility, as well as boost physical performance.
8. Hit the hay
Better health begins with better sleep. Making time to recharge is essential to maintaining energy throughout the day. So, consider challenging yourself to improve those nightly z’s by shutting down all electronics, getting into bed earlier and refusing to hit the snooze button in the morning.
9. Keep moving
Simply being more active is a great way to start 2016. Even if it’s taking the stairs instead of the elevator, making small choices toward a healthier lifestyle can have some huge results!
With the year winding down and the winter season winding up, there are tons of fun activities to help get you into the holiday spirit. But this year, there is one particular way of enjoying the season that we at TYR are super excited about–holiday themed races.
Because our TYR family spans the globe, we know that finding a race may require some research. But don’t worry! Regardless of your coast, there are tons of ugly sweater runs and jingle bell jogs to keep you moving. So, to get you started we’ve included a few great links below. If you don’t see your hometown or city listed, it certainly doesn’t means there aren’t events out there- you may just need to hunt around!
Good luck, and happy running!
Santa Run (Manchester, UK)
The Ugly Sweater Run (United States: Multiple locations)
The 12k of Christmas (Houston, TX)
12k’s of Christmas (Gilbert, AZ)
The Jingle Bell Jog (Brooklyn, NY)
The Reindeer Run– This one is specifically created for kids! (Brooklyn, NY)
A Christmas Story 5K/10K Run (Cleveland, OH)
Santa Runs Tacoma (Tacoma, WA)
Santa Monica-Venice Christmas Run (Los Angeles, CA)
After having the chance to check out all of the incredible athletes running the NYC Marathon, we felt inspired to dedicate one of our blogs to hitting the pavement (the right way).
For those of you who enjoy running, hopefully these tips will help you to bring your skills to the next level. For others, maybe they will finally make the experience a bit more enjoyable.
Either way, here are our top ten running tips:
Commit to a schedule
If you’re an early riser, set your alarm and get out there. For those who would rather an extra few minutes of rest in the morning, be sure to pencil-in your run right after school or work. Maintaining a healthy workout schedule will keep you on track and even increase your level of daily productivity.
Try dirt or soft paths
If running tends to cause you pain, try taking your jog down a different path. Softer surfaces tend to be gentler on both the joints and the back.
Control your thoughts
Are you guilty of obsessing over how fast you’re going or how many miles you have left? If so, stop! We know, we know… easier said than done. Instead try to remember that allowing your thoughts to wander beyond the physical activity is not only a great distraction, but also an awesome way to check in with yourself. One of the best parts of running is the therapeutic benefits, so try to let go and enjoy.
Compete only with yourself
At the end of the day, the reason you run should always stem from you. So, do your best to avoid comparisons.
Give yourself time to rest
When it comes to running, training smart is half the battle. Be gentle with your body by allotting yourself plenty of time to sleep and to take a day off when it’s needed.
Even if it means pushing yourself just a little bit harder, try ending your run faster than when you began. This trick will help you to feel even more accomplished once your done.
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate.
Did you know that more than half of your body is made up of water? So, it’s no surprise that keeping hydrated throughout the day is super important. Carrying a water bottle with you as you run errands or head to work or school is a great way to start. However, be careful not to overdo it right before a run. Otherwise, you’re likely to cramp up.
Watch your breathing
Rather than boogying to the beat, why not try balancing your breath? That’s right. Leaving the music behind is a helpful way to better connect with your body. If you notice that you sound out of breath, take a moment to slow down your pace.
Whether it’s a mile or a marathon, you’ve got to keep motivated. If you have a tendency to skip out on your jog some days, schedule runs or races with other people. This will keep you feeling accountable to more than just yourself. With the month of November underway, you could even join a Turkey Trot 5k and make it a family affair!
Don’t forget your post-run roll and stretch
Using a roller is a great way to release lactic acid build up- allowing for quicker recovery time and fewer sore muscles. Cross training through yoga, barre or a spin class is also a fun way to work the body differently while still building strength and endurance.
**Before you set out on your next jog be sure you’re prepared for the elements. Whether it’s a zip-up or socks, just click here– we’ve got you covered!
With Halloween right around the corner, the TYR team was excited to brainstorm a few fun treats for the office. After a trip to the grocery store we realized that the best way to get our healthy, sugar-fix would be through fruit. So, we decided to try making our very own Snack-o’-Lantern Fruit Cups. And believe us when we tell you, this recipe definitely did the trick!
Whether you’re gearing up for a Halloween party or just in the mood to get festive, these quick and easy treats are the perfect snack. Follow along with the pictures below for a step-by-step guide to making them at home. Also, be sure to tag us in all of your healthy Halloween pictures on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #TreatswithTYR. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!
Ingredients and Tools You’ll Need:
- Medium size oranges
- Interior fruits of your choosing–(We included bananas, blackberries and raspberries. You could also add healthy nuts like almonds, pistachios or walnuts.)
- A small carving knife
- Paper towels & napkins
- A cup or mug to drain your orange —(Save the spare juice for a refreshing, post-practice drink.)
This week team TYR was honored to welcome members of The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) to our showroom in NYC. For the past three years TYR has designed a one-of-a-kind, coed collection of apparel and equipment specifically dedicated to fighting breast cancer. With every purchase of a TYR Pink product, $1.00-$5.00 is donated directly to the foundation in an effort to further fund research. Through the help of our awesome customers, TYR has contributed over $250,000 since 2013. Check out some pictures below from our most recent, pink-themed check presentation! And if you’re interested in stocking up on some TYR Pink apparel or equipment, be sure to visit us here!
It’s going to be a jam-packed week for team TYR, but we’re still hoping to squeeze in a little bit of adventure! Take a peek at our list of must-try activities, and be sure to follow us on instagram to see what we were able to cross off.
Watch the finish line at the Ironman World Championship