Neeraj Mathur on Running, Financial Health & Behavioral Change
Run Local Wednesday 2021 Week #8
It’s America Saves Week and you might be wondering why Run Local is talking about finances on Run Local Wednesday. Well, for starters we’ve partnered with San José based Excite Credit Union. Since joining our community as the presenting sponsor of the Silicon Valley Half, they’ve helped us contribute more than $30,000 to the Silicon Valley Education Foundation (SVEF). Amazing. We encourage you to check out their banking and financial services, which are equally amazing.
Today on @RunLocalEvents IGTV, we’re joined by Run Local Ambassador Neeraj Mathur, founder/CEO of an early-stage fintech stealth startup helping people save and manage their healthcare expenses, to discuss the intersection between physical and financial health. We’ve also penned a resource article on this topic to check out. Before this, Neeraj was the VP of Products at ForUsAll, a 401k focused fintech company, but more importantly, a human that has experienced how running can change one’s life in profound ways.
👇 Also in today’s Run Local Wednesday Lori @ California Elite Fitness takes you through functional strength training and we provide a couple of interesting stories to enjoy.
🚨 Upcoming Important Dates
☘️ 🍻 Tomorrow: Get your Shamrock Run Bib personalized with your name on it when you register by tomorrow, Thursday, February 25 at 11:59pm PT. Your Bib also earns you a free Guinness (or other beer) at O’Flaherty’s & Five Points between March 18–31.
🏃♀️🏃♂️ Next Week: Registration opens for our latest experience, the California Challenge, where you’ll be able to challenge yourself to complete 12 distinct distances, from Half Mile to Half Marathon, in support of Leave No Trace’s Wildfire Education initiatives.
📣 Share with us your #RunLocalWednesday running route, post-run coffee shop, restaurant, or other local favorites on social for a chance to be featured in an upcoming newsletter and win Run Local gear.
Join us for the San José Shamrock Run from March 12–21 benefiting the San José – Dublin Sister Cities Program and the Silicon Valley Half presented by Excite Credit Union from April 23–May 2 benefiting the Silicon Valley Education Foundation!
Functional Strength Training
Functional Strength Training is a popular fitness term these days, but there are a number of ways it is described. We see it as taking three specific forms:
- Functional training Incorporating specific exercises and training, allowing you to improve your physical (sports) skills
- Functional training to regain a physical function after an injury (i.e. rehabilitation)
- Broad-based functional training to perform better in all physical aspects and movements of daily life
At California Elite Fitness, we use the term functional training as a way to develop routines and exercises that keep as many of the 604 skeletal muscles in your body functioning at the highest level. When performing broad-based functional training in an integrative manner, you will increase strength, mobility, and efficient function of the cardiovascular system. Exercises designed into workouts should be complex, multifunctional movements that recruit as many muscles as possible in each move. This style of activity decreases the breakdown of muscle tissue, increasing strength and flexibility. The goal of every workout is to train your body, not only for improvement in sports but to feel great each day while performing the activities of daily living.
Try it out and feel the difference! For more information please visit us at the following:
☕️ Stories to Enjoy
Some of our favorite recent inspiring and at times off the beaten path stories about running (and sometimes not)…
- Random Thoughts of a 5AM Runner, /running subreddit
- A Year Ago, Ahmaud Arbery Was Killed While Out on a Run. Let’s #FinishTheRun, Runner’s World
- The Reinvention of Ryan and Sara Hall – How running’s power couple pulled off their mind-boggling transformation—while raising four (!) kids, Runner’s World
- Elise Cranny (30:47 – 10K) & Marc Scott (27:10 – 10K) Win The TEN in California, Lead 10 Athletes Under Olympic Standard, LetsRun.com