Safety Tips for New Runners

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If you are ready to get fit and you think that running may be the right exercise for you, there are a few safety tips that you need to keep in mind. Not only do you need to protect yourself from injury, but you need to keep yourself safe from danger if you plan to run outdoors. To that end, here are some simple safety tips for new runners. 1. … [Read more...]

How to Stay Motivated in Your Fitness Plan

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You have met with your trainer. You have set you goals. You have even started on a fitness plan. While you have certainly done a lot of work already, your journey is just beginning. Now, the trick is to find a way to keep yourself motivated and continuing with the plan that you have created. Although it can be difficult to find ways to stay … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Reduce Mental Stress

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Are you suffering from a great deal of mental stress? If so, it is important for you to look for ways to reduce the stress you are experiencing. Otherwise, the mental stress could lead to a number of physical problems and other health issues. Fortunately, there are several ways to reduce mental stress that you are experiencing. 1. Learn to say … [Read more...]

How to Avoid Getting Sick This Winter

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With the winter upon us, it is time to start taking extra precautions to help keep yourself from getting sick. While there is no way to absolutely guarantee that you will not get sick this winter, following a few simple tips and procedures that will help you to avoid getting sick this winter. 1. Wash Your Hands Regularly Perhaps the best step you … [Read more...]

5 Fitness Myths Debunked

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Are you getting ready to start a new workout routine? If so, you may find that separating fitness fact from fiction can be quite difficult. With so much misinformation available, figuring out the proper steps toward creating a sound fitness plan can be daunting. By disregarding these common fitness myths, however, you will soon be well on your way … [Read more...]

5 Exercises to Speed Up Recovery

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Whether you are a runner or a lifter, suffering from muscle fatigue can slow down your progress toward meeting your fitness goals. While a few days of rest may be necessary in order to help your muscles recover, there are also several exercises that you can do to help speed up the recovery process. All of these exercises involve stretching your … [Read more...]

Best Foods Before a Long Distance Run

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Whether you are planning to run a marathon or you are simply training with long distance running, the food you eat in the days leading up to your run will have a significant impact on your performance. Not only do you need to eat foods that will provide your body with the energy it needs for a long run, but you also need to eat foods that agree … [Read more...]

5 Tips for Running in the Fall

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Fall is here. The weather is colder, the trees are turning a rainbow of oranges, reds, and yellows, and we are breaking out our favorite jeans and sweaters. If fall is your favorite time of year to run, you are not alone! Most runners prefer the season because of the perfect temperature and the beautiful scenery. We have compiled a list of 5 tips … [Read more...]

Modify Your Fitness Routine for the Fall Season

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The fall season is just around the corner. For most of us, the means breaking out the sweaters and shifting our workouts from outdoors back to the gym. But did you know that your eating and fitness habits should change, just like the seasons? All seasons have different amounts of light and dark. The differences can affect our bodies in major ways. … [Read more...]

Top 5 Running Alternatives

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We get it. Not everyone a born-runner. While running is an excellent way to stay in shape, it isn’t for everyone. If you have an injury, shin splints, or just don’t enjoy running, there are many alternatives that will  give you a very similar workout. These top 5 running alternatives will give you a great workout without the high impact on joints. … [Read more...]