Supportersize Blog

How to Wake Yourself Up in the Afternoon without Caffeine
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It happens like some sick narcoleptic clock work: every day around 3 PM, your body yearns for a very inconvenient nap. Don’t worry, you aren’t the only one dozing off: nearly 40% of U.S. adults fall asleep unintentionally during the…

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Cross Training for Runners
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Today I had a great opportunity to incorporate some cross training – Stand Up Paddle surfing –  into my training routine for the Transrockies ultra marathon in August 2015. In any event I find running every day quite boring and…

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How To Overcome Fatigue?
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This is the big question for me now. I am running over 35 miles a week and the mileage will increase in the coming weeks, with significant elevation gains. Every joint and muscle in my body is in pain. I am…

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Supportersize’s Yariv Dolio Kafri Honored at the OneHundred Gala
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Yariv (Dolio) Kafri helps fellow Cancer survivors and patients find joy and empowerment through the activities of Supportersize, a non profit dedicated to inspire and motivate cancer survivors and their caregivers to get physically active. Created and supported by the…

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Posture Training
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Good posture affects both your physical body as well as your emotional and mental well-being. It is very important during exercise, having good posture has many benefits. By positioning the body correcting while sitting and standing, there is even pressure…

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We Did Not Evolve to Sit at Desks All Day
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While I exercise 5-6 days a week, most of the rest of my week is spent at my desk.  The information age (the age we’re in today) is easily the worst. Within the digital world we can get almost anything…

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First Half Marathon Since I Was Diagnosed with Cancer
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Twenty months ago I was diagnosed with Lung Cancer stage 4, and last week I was proud of myself for participating in the fist half marathon trail run since my diagnosis. I am training for the 2015 Transrockies event and…

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What Supportersize is all about
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My week is filled with physical activities between soccer, yoga, trail running and surfing. But this year I took a new challenge; participate in the PepsiCo Transrockies Run3, a 3 day trail run in Colorado, 58 miles, 8,600 feet elevation gain. I…

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How Exercise May Aid Cancer Treatment
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I registered to participate in the Transrockies 2015 as a way to draw attention to a very important (to me) cause – promoting exercise to people impacted by Cancer. This article in the New York Times is a great story…

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Running for Life
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Ariella Gintzler wrote a great article at #Trailrunnermag. It’s great not because it is about me, but because it really captures what my family and I are going through, living with cancer and trying to build a momentum behind the…

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5 ways to measure your running success – beyond the PR
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I just realized that I started running around the age of 13, that is 37 years of running! Initially it was a way to stay in shape for another sport I was focused on; until the age of 21 I…

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Running Gear and 5 unusual suggestions…
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One of my favorite things about running is that it is cheap, and very simple to execute – get dressed and go… but I also love the gadgets! I love the data: how many miles I ran this week, elevation…

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What makes a trail runner?
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I started running trails several years ago, after I stopped competing in Triathlons and before I was diagnosed with Cancer. Trail running is a great way to stay in shape, get a whole body work out and get in touch…

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Marijuana, Cannabis, and Weed – what does it have to do with trail running?
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I became quite familiar with the benefits of Marijuana while going through Chemotherapy. None of the medications prescribed by the Dr. were as effective as weed in fighting the nasty side effects. Now I learned that it has great impact…

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Training, Radiation and a great Indoor Cycling for People with Cancer
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The past few weeks started with radiation to my brain to eliminate few stubborn lesion and ended with a great Indoor Cycling event, organized by the non profit I started after my diagnosis – Supportersize. The event was awesome, we…

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Fitness Benefits of Snowshoeing
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Weather in NY has been horrific lately with all the snow and freezing temperatures but I wanted to keep training for the 2015 Transrockies event, which meant I had to find ways to get out and continue my outdoor trail…

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5 Tips To Keep Hiking In The Winter
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Winter this past two months has been brutal, I never stopped exercising outdoors but going on a trail with that much snow and ice is too much I like Casey Schreiner’s ideas, although it is probably a lot easier for him…

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Paleo snacks for hikers and trail runners
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My stomach went crazy after four rounds of chemo therapy last year, and I was looking for a natural solution before getting on another medicine that was proposed by my Dr. I adopted the Paleo diet and am on it…

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3 things you will be surprised to learn about hiking!
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I am training for the #Transrockies multi day trail event, covering 59 miles and 9,0000 ft elevation gain in three days. I plan on doing lots of hiking during the event, and I’m training for it. The post at Cascadegear…

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Ultrarunning: What You Should Know About Multiday Races
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Two months ago I started training for Transrockies 2015, a three day trail run covering 58 miles and 9,000 elevation gain. Big challenge especially in light of the fact that the longest event I ever participated in was Half Ironman…

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10 Weird and Wacky Things Runners Do
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We runners are bizarre.  It’s a fact.  Mark Kennedy compiled a list of 10 of his running idiosyncrasies. I can empathize. For the full list Read Here. Read through them and when you’re done, please leave one of yours in the comments.…

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What Counting Your Steps Will Teach You About the Value of Running
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Now that nearly everyone wears a gadget that counts steps I was curious what running means for step counting. Matt mentions in his post few ways that paying attention to steps has helped him as a runner, and might just…

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Zen and the Art of Calisthenics
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Training with nothing but your own body is about as primal as it gets. It also teaches you to become aware of the subtle nuances of movement. Using machines instead of your body-weight neglects this key aspect of fitness. When…

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Exercise in a Group or Alone? which is better for you?
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One of the main drivers to start Supportersize, the non profit that organizes outdoor physical activities for people impacted with Cancer, was my experience over the years of training and exercising alone and with friends. A new research found that…

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