The Weekly Burn: Character Building

The Weekly Burn

We spend a lot of time scouring the web to stay up on the hottest health and fitness trends, and each week, we’ll be sharing with you the best of what we read. (It’s a tough job, but someone’s got to do it!)

“Building character” is a phrase often used for difficult situations that teach us something — but our athletic training can also show us a thing or two about life.

Character Building 

Wildly Fit - Building Character Through Race TrainingTraining for races or other athletic events puts extra demands on your time, body and stress levels — but also shows you what you’re made of. Finishing a tough training cycle teaches discipline and dedication despite adversity, and that’s reason enough for us. (Wildly Fit



12tips Happy allergy season! If you live in an area where the pollen count is through the roof, these tips will help you hit the pavement without a hitch. (Run to the Finish)




SaltBy now, it’s been drilled into your head how bad salt is for you, but a new study shows that consuming less than the recommended value may be just as dangerous as too much. (ShapePhoto: Pond5




Meditation - POPSUGAR FitnessNearly 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, at a national cost of more than $500 billion, but several recent studies have shown that meditation — and changing your mental processes — can help with pain. (The Atlantic



AnxietyNot to give you something else to worry about, but the very drugs prescribed to treat anxiety may be linked to higher risks of death.  (Well BlogPhoto: Pond5




ChatelaineAs your body changes by decade, so do your nutrition needs. Here’s how to eat your age. (Chatelaine)