You all must’ve heard of the longest tennis match in history: At Wimbledon a week ago, American John Isner and Frechnman Nicolas Mahut battled it out for over 11 hours rewriting sports history with new world records.
After three days it was the American Isner who won the game that would not end: 6-4, 3-6, 6-7 (7), 7-6 (3), 70-68.
Isner moved on to second round, only to lose against Thiemo De Bakker of the Netherlands. Of course, the American was excused: After three days of non-stop tennis, who would have the energy?
Ah, energy. It’s tricky subject, especially to athletes, sportsmen, and the usual fitness buffs. In this fast-paced world, even regular joes like us know just how important energy is to survive—that ridiculous MRT staircase is but one point of many.
Here are three ways to put back the hop, skip, and a jump, to our days.
1. Eat it, boy! We mean eat. Like a man. While it is too easy to load up on instant noodles and fast food fare, give yourself a break and feed yourself good.
Have a complete meal, which means have every food group represented on your plate: carbs, protein, and vegetables. You’re body will reward you for it.
A side note: Carbohydrates have been getting a lot of bad press lately. Don’t believe too much of what you are reading. Unless you need to lose weight, kanin—in moderation, of course—shouldn’t be too bad. In fact, athletes are advised to carbo-load three days before their big game.
2. Exercise. Like cars, when you don’t use your bodies, it will rust, the gas will evaporate, and it will just break down. The best way to use your body?
Why, exercise. If you’re too busy (or too lazy) to hit the gym, let’s all go back to basics: take the elevator, use your bike instead of your car, do the dishes. Or play with your wii.
The idea is to use your bodies. Or wait, the better way to put it is to enjoy your bodies. You aren’t given legs for you not to walk with them now, are you?
3. Get yourselves a Reebok. The favorite shoebrand of the 80s has just launched their Zigtech pair. Reebok calls the Zigtech the “energy drink for your feet” because it promises to return your energy with every step.
Sounds too good to be true? Well you better believe it. The new Reebok Zigtech is the ultimate training shoe, reducing wear and tear of key leg muscles by up to 20%, allowing athletes—or indeed, regular dudes trekking the streets of Manila—to work harder and for longer.
Notice the slinky looking sole? Well, it acts like a slinky, passing energy through itself to propel the wearer to move forward with every step. Talk about efficient. And while it makes you push forward, you know it actually allows your hamstring muscles to work 6% less?
That's like getting more exercise with less movement.
The Reebok Zigtech is all yours for just P4,995.