Marvel made a huge splash with the big announcement that Sam Wilson, aka Cap’s longtime sidekick the Falcon, would be taking up the shield in Steve Rogers’ absence. As they prepare to kick off his new run in Rick Remender’s All-New Captain America #1, the comic company has released solicitations for the first issue — including the variant covers. Comic legend Alex Ross has crafted a stunning look at the new Cap in action in one of those, as old-man Rogers looks on in the distance.

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THE BENEFITS OF MEDITATION !!!

Originally posted on FITNESS ON TOAST.com:

Fitness On Toast Faya Blog Girl Training Outfit Fashion Fit Workout Meditation ActiveInStyle Lorna Jane Capri Caesar Augustus Hotel Travel Balcony Beautiful View-10GAPThis post focuses on my 5 key benefits of meditation. I don’t practise it with the mechanical regularity I’d like, but when the opportunity arises (like on this private little outcrop high atop the Caesar Augustus in Capri), it’s a joyous delight. Some may read this and instantly think ‘oh, that meditation spiritual malarkey, it’s not for me…‘ but you’d be depriving yourself of some exceptional medically proven benefits! Read on for MORE, and to discover my latest fabulous fitness fashion ensemble from the wonderfully-affordable Onzie, straight out of care-free California!

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Heart Rate vs. Perceived Exertion

Originally posted on Running On Healthy:

Lately I have had a lot of athletes ask me about purchasing new GPS units for their training and whether they should get the heart rate monitor as an added tool.  Heart rate monitors provide a lot of benefits and in the past I used them a lot, specifically when I was figure skating and in my early days of running.  I have owned several heart rate monitors over the years.  Most came with various Garmins that I have purchased and the honest truth is, they still sit in the boxes they came in.  Don’t get me wrong, there are some great benefits to monitoring your heart rate, but I personally prefer to monitor my perceived exertion.  Both versions have benefits.

As you run faster your body requires more oxygen to be sent to your muscles.  Your heart is thus required to pump more and this is where your heart…

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