Hey all! This week’s band is “Bad Suns” and here a link to their youtube!

Here’s a little about Bad Suns!

Los Angeles natives, Bad Suns, are pleased to announce the release of their debut album, Language & Perspective. Comprised of eleven tracks, Language & Perspective moves effortlessly from start to finish showcasing the band’s stadium ready anthems and undeniably catchy hooks. The album will be available on iTunes on June 24th and everywhere else July 1st, but fans can preorder on iTunes today and receive three instant-grat tracks, ‘Cardiac Arrest,’ ‘Transpose,’ and ‘Salt’: http://smarturl.it/languageperspective.

Produced by Eric Palmquist (The Mars Volta, Wavves, Trash Talk) Language & Perspective serves as a follow up to the band’s breakout debut EP Transpose, which hit streets earlier this year. In a short time since their inception, Bad Suns have performed the first single, ‘Cardiac Arrest,’ on Conan and the track is already fast approaching Top 20 at Alt Radio with a weekly audience of 1 million plus and building. Watch the Conan performance here: http://youtu.be/seNFqYvl_OA.

“It’s pretty incredible what you can accomplish with time, work, and patience. Playing our songs to receptive audiences, across the country, has been surreal for us; it’s what we’ve always dreamed of. We’re excited for people to hear the album that we’ve made, and then come experience it in a live setting,” says frontman Christo Bowman. Bad Suns is currently on tour directly supporting The 1975 until the beginning of June when they kick off a run of headlining shows in the US. 


This week’s challenge is run a mile everyday!

There’s no doubt that running a mile each day is a step in the right direction toward overall health. If you’re looking to lose weight, running is one of the most efficient — and cheapest — ways to burn calories. On top of that, it’s a great way to improve your cardiovascular health and build muscle. If you’re thinking of including a one-mile run in your daily exercise routine, knowing some of the basic facts about speed and calories burned can help you tailor your workout to meet your fitness goals.

Exercise Guidelines

The U.S. Department of Health advises adults to get at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise each week, for an average of about 21 minutes a day. If you’re exercising vigorously, the recommendations are at least 75 minutes a week — or about 10 minutes a day. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, jogging or running is considered a vigorous exercise.

Pacing

A slow pace for a one-mile run is 13 minutes, researchers from the University of Wisconsin say. Men’s optimal speed, meanwhile, is about a 7-minute mile, and women’s is about 9 minutes. Tie the speed estimate together with the recommended daily exercise guidelines, and you’ll see that for slower runners, running one mile a day can meet the daily recommended dose of exercise. If you’re running faster, you may need to add in more mileage or additional physical activities to meet that time guideline.

Calories Burned

Any time you exercise, you’re going to be burning calories, but the speed at which you run — and your own weight — can affect the number of calories you’ll burn. According to MayoClinic.com, running at a speed of 5 miles per hour — slightly more than that 13-minute mile — will burn about 606 calories per hour for a 160-pound person, and 905 calories per hour for a 240-pound person. Running at a speed of 8 mph — roughly a 7-minute mile — can burn about 861 calories for a 160-pound person, and 1,286 calories for someone who weighs 240 pounds.

Perfect Pace

According to research on the evolution of human running published in the “Journal of Human Evolution” in 2007, reaching your optimal running pace means you’ll be using the least amount of oxygen to get from A to B. When you run faster, your metabolic rate is faster — meaning more calories burned. To ramp up your speed, try varying your running pace. The One Mile Runner recommends doing interval sets to increase your speed. Try breaking your one-mile run into eight sets of sprints, or running four sets of 1/4 mile at slightly less than your sprint speed to increase your speed and efficiency

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