The only way to become a better runner is to run, but the more running replaces other exercises in your fitness program, the more likely you are to become injured, suffer from burnout, or develop muscular imbalances. So what's a runner to do (bes... Read more
You all probably know how great aerobic activity is for your heart, body and mind. After all, regular cardio exercise has been shown to reduce body fat, decrease total cholesterol, boost mood, lower resting heart rate, and improve heart and lung func... Read more
You’ve made the commitment. You’re not going to hibernate this year just because it’s winter. But you’re cold when it’s 75 degrees and sunny! Just the thought of going outdoors right now makes you shiver.
Take heart... Read more
This standard piece of exercise equipment is one of the most popular in many gyms. Ellipticals are a unique hybrid of a treadmill, stepper, bike and cross-country skier, that move your legs in an elongated oval pattern (hence the name elliptical). Th... Read more
Snow enthusiasts everywhere are counting down the days until they can hit the slopes. Both skiing and snowboarding are fun and exciting winter pursuits. But these demanding physical activities also pose high risks. Without proper training, you won... Read more
I'm just a couple weeks from finishing the C25k program and I was wondering if I should wait to train for a 10k run until Spring rolls along?
I'm thinking about going for it, but I want to know what everyone's opinions are.
I run outside a... Read more
Hi there! I got on the scale yesterday and was disgusted with myself. Later on, I found something to pin on Pinterest and decided to follow that link--right to SparkPeople. I've been checking things out here and there, did join yesterday, and real... Read more
Things I keep with me now in my cross body bag: beef jerky or steak stick, Think Thin high protein bar, almonds, a babybel round, box of raisins, and a bottle of water. That way I'm never in a jam.... Read more
Hello to the life-changers of the world!
I moved to Russia (YES Russia!!!) 3 weeks ago and I will be living here until June. Everything in my life is changing. The grocery stores are incredibly different over here. My schedule is hectic and con... Read more
Had my last free session of personal training yesterday. Unfortunetly I cant afford to have a trainer so Im just gonna try to keep doing the stuff he showed me. Im so sore though lol, whats good to do for extremely sore leg muscles?... Read more
In the winter it's harder to add variety to your exercise program. This winter try cross country skiing at your local state parks. Most parks will rent you the skies, boots and pools. This is a great cardio exercise and your whole family can particip... Read more
I dread winter weather just as much as the next guy, but this year, I made a commitment to myself that I would stick with my outdoor runs all winter (as long as it's not so cold that it's unsafe for outdoor exercise). Luckily, temperatures in... Read more
The old running adage is as follows, “in order to run, one must run”—this is commonly referred to as the Principle of Specificity of Training. In other words, in order for you to become a more efficient runner, you must spend time running. But doing... Read more
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