QT: Your Body is a Complex Ecosystem

Biology 101

In case it’s been a minute since you took a biology class, you may not have heard the word ecosystem in awhile.

The Human Ecosystem

When I say our body is an ecosystem, what do I mean?

A Few Examples

Strength Training

I’d say it’s more or less common sense to not do a bunch of squats, lunges, or other lower body strength training the day before a long run, race, or hard workout.

Work/Family Stress

At the end of the day, as far as our bodies are concerned stress is stress.


Does what you eat impact your running? Obviously!

Everything Matters in an Ecosystem

Sometimes the impact of any particular change on your body’s ecosystem is so subtle you’ll hardly notice it, and sometimes the impact is clear as day.



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