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December 13, 2017 – 12:52 pm | No Comment

This Week 5’s (12.11 – 12.18) Affirmation: Rest: I will get 6-hours of Sleep each Night!
Date – 12.13.17
B-Book 40: Thoughts Without a Thinker by Mark Epstein
The key message in this book:  Both Buddhism and psychoanalysis can …

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Here’s What Happens When You Don’t Exercise for 2 Weeks

May 18, 2017 – 2:36 pm | No Comment
Girl in the gym

How much time does it really take for a healthy person to become measurably less healthy? Less than you might think.
According to new research from the University of Liverpool, just two weeks without regular physical …

5 Signs You Need a Recovery Day

December 7, 2016 – 10:53 pm | No Comment

Once you get into the routine of exercising, it can be difficult to stop. You get almost addicted to that endorphin rush and feel like taking a day off is cheating or a sign you’re …

Stronger muscles may mean sharper minds for kids

November 4, 2016 – 1:19 pm | No Comment

Making sure kids have good muscle fitness might also benefit their school performance, according to a recent U.S. study.
Aerobic fitness has already been linked to better thinking abilities in pre-teen children, but the current study …

How Long Does It Take to Get Out of Shape?

October 18, 2016 – 7:22 pm | No Comment

Sticking with a regular training routine isn’t always doable—hey, work, family, life happens—and it can be seriously frustrating.  …
But when you are ready to ease back into the gym groove that first workout feels insanely …

3 Tips That Can Save You From Running Injuries 

October 11, 2016 – 1:29 pm | No Comment

Despite the fact that runners aren’t repeatedly tackled and buried under piles of bodies and equipment, the numbers tell us that they’re hurt almost as frequently as pro football players. But why are roughly 56 …

The Many Benefits of Training With a Plan

October 11, 2016 – 1:20 pm | No Comment

A goal is a goal. Whether yours is to finish a marathon or to PR in a 5K, to summit Mount Everest or make it to the top of your local ski hill, it’s awesome …

Physical strain, emotional upset can trigger heart attack

October 11, 2016 – 1:00 pm | No Comment

Intense physical exertion or extreme emotional upset can each trigger a heart attack, and the risk may be highest if the two are combined, according to a new study.
“Our study is the largest study exploring …

6 Tips on How to Run Long (When You’ve Never Run Long)

August 10, 2016 – 11:30 pm | No Comment

So many runners hit a plateau fairly early on in training — we get stuck around the four- or five-mile mark for our longer runs and just never seem to more »
Think about how fun …

Mysteries of Weight Loss

May 25, 2016 – 4:01 am | No Comment

So you’re finally ready to lose weight. Now the question is: How? WebMD has answers for you.
The standard advice — to eat less and move more — isn’t so helpful when it comes to the …

Cop Sets World Record For Planking

May 20, 2016 – 1:59 pm | No Comment

When you’re doing a plank, 60 seconds can feel like an eternity. Now, imagine doing a plank for eight hours. This was exactly the life of Mao Weidong, a cop in China who held the …

Level Up Your Plank Workout: 11 New Planks That Build Core Strength

May 10, 2016 – 6:37 pm | No Comment

The Gauntlet Plank Workout includes 11 planks that strengthen the core muscles. With many variations, this workout builds runner-specific stability.
That’s actually a simple question: the answer is no way! There are far better ab exercises …

7 Strategies to Slim Down Before a Race – MapMyRun Blog

May 10, 2016 – 6:10 pm | No Comment

Getting to your ideal “race weight” can be tricky. You want to lose weight to get faster, run (or ride) more efficiently and — let’s be honest — look great in your shorts. But dropping …

Do Treadmill Miles Wear Shoes Out at the Same Rate as Road Miles?

December 15, 2015 – 4:02 pm | No Comment

Ready or not, winter is just around the corner, which means many of the miles you log in the next few months will likely happen indoors. So, do you need more »
Source: Do Treadmill Miles …

What Happens To Your Body When You Skip Your Workouts?

December 15, 2015 – 4:00 pm | No Comment

Whether it’s due to family events, holidays, winter weather, emotional blahs, kids’ busy schedule, working late etc, the list for skipping workouts goes on and on forever. The problem is, more »
Source: What Happens To …

When Should You Replace Your Running or Walking Shoes?

December 4, 2015 – 3:30 pm | No Comment

Sure, your running or walking shoes feel super comfy. There may be plenty of tread left on the bottoms. And those day-glo green features may still be shining bright. But more »
One Shoe Does Not …

Which Helps You Lose Weight Faster: Body-Weight or Weighted Exercise?

November 8, 2015 – 1:28 pm | No Comment

It’s face-off time: body-weight versus weighted exercises. Which one will help you lose weight faster? Without a doubt, anyone who’s beginning their weight-loss journey wants to know which is the more »
It’s face-off time: body-weight …

The 10 Rules of Successful Exercise

November 8, 2015 – 1:25 pm | No Comment
Hiking woman on top happy and celebrating success

We’re big believers in supporting everyone’s different needs for different types of exercise. Maybe you’re a marathon runner. That’s awesome! Maybe you’re going to run your first mile outside today. more »
Regular physical activity is …

Is Morning Really the Best Time to Work Out?

October 21, 2015 – 4:29 pm | No Comment

While some people are up at the crack of dawn to lace up their running shoes, others can’t fathom a workout before noon. Finding the perfect time to exercise is as much about personal preference …

9 Ways to Stay Sane and Reasonably Fit While You’re Injured – MapMyRun Blog

October 21, 2015 – 4:22 pm | No Comment
Patient Using Treadmill In Hospital Physiotherapy Department

Being injured is a tough pill to swallow for any endurance athlete, especially if the ailment seems fairly minor. It’s a pain to take two weeks off from running because more »
Being injured is a …

Ward Off Injury with This 5-Minute Foam Rolling Routine

October 7, 2015 – 1:09 am | No Comment
Girl in the gym

Whether you’re into walking, running or cycling, there are plenty of supplementary exercises and extra things you can do to improve athletic performance. There are few, however, that can beat more »
Source: Ward Off Injury …

New Study: 30 mins of Exercise a day is not enough

October 6, 2015 – 10:27 pm | No Comment

The American Heart Association currently recommends 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise each day.
If you’re among of the millions of Americans who dutifully carve out 30 minutes a day for the moderate-intensity exercise recommended by experts based on the …

How to Stop Skipping Workouts for Good ‹ Hello Healthy

October 6, 2015 – 6:45 pm | No Comment

Have you ever started a new habit with a lot of enthusiasm and built up some great momentum? Maybe you were able to work out 3 times a week for an entire month. It feels …

The 5-Minute Remedy for Sitting All Day ‹ Hello Healthy

October 6, 2015 – 5:40 pm | No Comment

Does this sound like your typical day? Sit down to breakfast, and sit in your car to get to work just to sit in an office chair all day. Then you sit again for your …

Which is More Important: Sleep vs Exercise 

September 29, 2015 – 2:47 pm | No Comment

It’s hard to keep track of everything we’re supposed to get done in one day much less an entire week. Between work, school, kids, eating right, and regular chores, hitting the gym and the sack …

Should You Eat Before a Workout?

September 29, 2015 – 2:32 pm | No Comment

(Life by DailyBurn) — Anyone who makes fitness a priority has experienced that moment when a slight tummy rumble comes along just as you head out to the gym. But do you grab more »
Source: Should You Eat …

Exercise Hormones to Know About

September 14, 2015 – 5:13 am | No Comment

The powers of a good sweat are well-documented: Regular physical activity can help lower your blood pressure and cholesterol levels, help you achieve and maintain a healthy weight, and reduce your risk of depression, heart …

This is What Happens to Your Body When You Stop Exercising

August 19, 2015 – 2:08 pm | No Comment

It takes a lot of hard work to stay in shape, which is why it’s important to exercise on a regular basis. But it’s not always possible to remain active, and sometimes a few days …

PHASE 3: 30-Day Adv HIIT Challenge – Completed!!!

July 8, 2015 – 4:01 am | No Comment

Narrative: (Duration – 51:26 mins) →  My Run Log
Really great way to end my 30 day challenge.  After a pretty intense day yesterday, today was ending on an intense and measured workout.  Specifics: Did Need for …

PHASE 3: 30-Day Advanced HIIT Challenge – Day 29

July 7, 2015 – 3:07 am | No Comment

Narrative: (Duration – 117:26 mins) →  My Run Log
Oh yeah – bring the friggin’ pain again!  If y’all don’t know – 420 Burpees along with a few 6-count Body Builders aren’t a cakewalk at all.  One …

PHASE 3: 30-Day Advanced HIIT Challenge – Day 28

July 5, 2015 – 6:11 am | No Comment

Narrative: (Duration – 49:00 mins) →  My Run Log
Quick and painful leg scorcher today.  Good way to end the week.   Specifics: Did Another Hot Landing HIIT movements as indicated below (19:00 mins) – considered working out …

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