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December 26, 2017 – 12:52 pm | No Comment

This Week 7’s (12.14 – 12.31) Affirmation: Mindfulness – I will reach for mindfulness each day.
Date – 12.26.17
B-Book 44: Do the Work by Steven Pressfield
The key message in this book: Often we stop dead in our tracks …

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Investigated: Anxiety-inducing fitness test purports to tell you how long you’ll live.

March 24, 2019 – 4:38 pm | No Comment
sitting outdoors

It seems a simple enough challenge: Sit down on the floor and get back up without the help of your hands or knees. Try it, though, and you might discover it’s not as easy as …

Napping tied to 5 mm Hg drop in systolic blood pressure

March 16, 2019 – 1:29 am | No Comment

A napping habit could lower blood pressure to a similar extent as other lifestyle modifications and some drugs, according to research scheduled to be presented March 18 at the American College of Cardiology’s scientific sessions …

Why you should use nasal breathing when you exercise

January 30, 2019 – 9:16 pm | No Comment

Imagine yourself exercising: running, hiking, dancing, lifting weights — whatever you like to do. Picture yourself pushing to a maximum intensity. Now, ask yourself: Are you breathing out of your nose or mouth?
If you are …

Live Longer, Prevent Disease, Feel Happier After 50

January 28, 2019 – 12:26 am | No Comment

Happy New Year! If you’re ready to make some positive health changes in 2019, consider this your ultimate resolution checklist. Bookmark this article, and review it every three months for a reminder, for inspiration or …

Being Fit in Middle Age May Protect Against Depression

June 27, 2018 – 9:07 pm | No Comment
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About 16 million adults in the U.S., and 350 million people around the world, have depression, a major source of physical and mental disability. It affects people’s employment and their ability to socialize and maintain …

10 Years Younger Through Exercise

June 14, 2018 – 9:22 pm | No Comment

We’ve known for a long time that exercise is healthy. However, a long-term study conducted by sports scientists at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) has found that people who lead active lifestyles are around 10 years …

How To Burn Fat While Running

May 8, 2018 – 3:30 am | No Comment

Is it better to run on an empty stomach to boost fat burning or to jog at a low heart rate to stay in the right “zone”? Or, should we do short but exhausting intervals …

The Secrets to Living a Longer and Better Life

February 18, 2018 – 8:19 pm | No Comment

Old age demands to be taken very seriously–and it usually gets its way. It’s hard to be cavalier about a time of life defined by loss of vigor, increasing frailty, rising disease risk and falling …

How to Build Self Discipline To Exercise

February 12, 2018 – 12:18 am | No Comment

Even when you’re not in the mood
If one of your New Year’s resolutions was to get in shape, now comes the hard part: sticking with it. This is the time when many of us begin …

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 …