Essentials to Keep in Mind When Training for a Big Run

Posted by C REECE

Essentials to Keep in Mind When Training for a Big Run

Whether you are training for that 26.2 mile-run or just wanting to improve your health, training to run or running to train is great for your body and soul. However, it is always important to be prudent and careful where it’s due. Here are several essentials to keep in mind as your start training for your big run. Pay More Attention to Your Diet It is important to understand the difference between diet during training (before or after exercise) and diet in general for optimal health and energy. To best stay in top shape, it will be critical that you...

Tips for How You Can Feel Confident About Your Body This Swimsuit Season

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Tips for How You Can Feel Confident About Your Body This Swimsuit Season

With summer right around the corner, many women are feeling anxious about putting on a swimsuit and looking their best. We all come in different shapes and sizes, but it’s important that you feel confident in your own skin. With the right planning and mindset, you can wear that swimsuit with ultimate confidence.

Less-Commonly Considered Ways Cigarettes Can Ruin Your Life

Posted by LISA SITWELL

Less-Commonly Considered Ways Cigarettes Can Ruin Your Life

Most people know that smoking causes serious health issues, like heart disease and lung cancer. However, these are not the only negative consequences that come from smoking. If you’re a smoker and trying to motivate yourself to quit, here are three less commonly considered reasons why you should give it up. Burning Bridges Smoking is an addiction, and like most addictions, it can have negative effects on your relationships. It’s hard to imagine a smoker being paired with someone who regularly takes care of their health. Eventually, there is likely to be conflict and even a breakup as the non-smoker...

What You Need to Know Before Running at Night

Posted by LISA SITWELL

What You Need to Know Before Running at Night

While early risers are applauded for their efforts to get up before dawn and get in a run, you can also fit running into a busy schedule by hitting the streets at night. Running after dark can be liberating and tranquil; however, it also comes with a host of risks that must be managed for a safe experience. Here are three things to know before lacing up your running shoes at night. Be Aware The biggest thing to remember when running at night, as UW Medicine suggests, is to always be aware. It is far better to run without any...

How to Create a Back Workout Routine

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How to Create a Back Workout Routine

If you suffer from low back pain or wish to improve your posture, try working out your back to strengthen these muscles. However, knowing what exercises to perform can get tricky. Here are some tips to utilize when creating a solid back routine for a stronger upper body.

Why Are People Saying Sitting Is Bad For Your Health?

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Why Are People Saying Sitting Is Bad For Your Health?

Sitting too much does appear to be bad for your health. Many studies have been conducted on this less than active activity showing relations to health issues. Diseases, as well as overall poor health, have been attributed to dormant activity. You Are More Likely to Gain Weight A sedentary lifestyle can put you on the route to obesity. Studies show the toll watching television has on levels of obesity. Since watching television is usually a sitting activity, the more hours you are involved, the more likely you will gain weight. Admittedly, one study went on observing the high level of...

Do You Know the Signs of Overexertion?

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Do You Know the Signs of Overexertion?

Health enthusiasts recognize that daily exercise is essential for a healthy lifestyle. While it is important to get out and get active, it is also important to understand the risks involved when going overboard. Here are five signs of overexertion to be aware of. Days of Soreness Although some soreness is to be expected after a hard workout, aches that last several days could be a sign of overexertion. It is critical that you give your muscles plenty of time to rest between workouts. Eating a diet that is high in protein will give your muscles what they need to...

3 Daily Habits for Sustained Physical & Mental Well-Being

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3 Daily Habits for Sustained Physical & Mental Well-Being

Feeling better physically and mentally is a matter of finding good habits and making them a daily part of life. Despite all the medical advances we have made, sustaining physical and mental well-being often comes down to getting back to the basics. Here are a few essentials to practice every day. Morning and Evening Meditations Meditation doesn't mean you have to completely clear your mind of all thoughts. That is not even possible. It simply means training your mind to let thoughts go and be completely in the moment. Anyone can do it, and it has lasting positive effects on...

Should I Include Cycling in My Personal Fitness Regimen?

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Should I Include Cycling in My Personal Fitness Regimen?

There is no question that aerobic activity is a positive addition to any workout program. Aerobic activities that include a great deal of muscle engagement are even more beneficial. If you’re looking for a great exercise that is low-impact but has great aerobic benefits, adding something like cycling to your routine could be a viable fitness option for you. How Do I Start Cycling? The first thing anyone should realize about cycling is that it includes the use of a unique piece of equipment. Most pieces of fitness equipment are weighted, and they are solidly part of a gym’s layout....

3 Tricks for Getting More Cardio in Your Day

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3 Tricks for Getting More Cardio in Your Day

Getting in a good amount of exercise throughout your day can be very beneficial to your health. In fact, studies show that people who exercise regularly tend to have a higher quality of life. However, the reality is that many of us have hectic work and home lives that leave little to no time for cardio. Therefore, we've compiled three ways you can get more cardio into your day and live a better and healthier life without sacrificing your workday. Utilize Your Work Environment Often, our jobs tend to have us sitting for hours at a time. This can be...

4 Cycling Tips for Fitness Fanatics

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4 Cycling Tips for Fitness Fanatics

Cycling is a great pastime. It helps you stay in shape, gives you something to do and never gets old because each new route is an adventure. Despite having such an easy entry point, cycling is one of those hobbies that takes a lot of trial and error to get right. Cycling, like most hobbies, has a long list of toys, trinkets, and accessories that you can get to make your time even better. Below are four tips for any fitness fanatic who wants to get more into cycling. Safety Check The number one rule of cycling is to pay...

Fitness Tips for People with Multiple Sclerosis

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Fitness Tips for People with Multiple Sclerosis

When people learn that they have been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, one of the first things that come to mind is what exercises are most beneficial for their condition. Multiple sclerosis typically manifests in one of four ways, and depending on how your MS manifests, that affects how active you can be.  Most people have a form of multiple sclerosis that involves short-term symptom flare-ups, along with symptom-free remission periods. Less common forms of the condition include worsening symptoms, with or without remission periods. The type of MS you have will likely influence which types of exercise are most beneficial...

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