A cool wind whipped around me as I crested the final hill along my running route. "Ah, relief!" I thought, pulling my dripping T-shirt away from my skin. This will cool me off. But instead of making me feel refreshed, the wind chilled me to... Read more
When you're injured, ice is like gold. In fact, it is an essential treatment for most sports injuries. It is one of the key ways to reduce the inflammation that occurs when you have some type of muscle tear, tendonitis, sprain or strain.
The... 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
Eat chicken soup. Bump up your vitamin C intake. Don’t step outside with wet hair. Each year as cold and flu season approaches, you probably hear these common tricks for avoiding illness. However, not all of the prevailing wisdom about viral in... Read more
Depending on where you live, weather conditions can vary greatly throughout the year. If you enjoy exercising outdoors, the different seasons certainly bring their share of joys and sorrows. Who wouldn’t enjoy walking, running, or biking on a w... Read more
I ran my first ever race today. I was slow as cold molasses running uphill in January (14:10 per mile) but I did it! I hope to do it again soon. This was only a little 2 miler.....next a 5k!... Read more
Summer swimming gives way to fall hiking, and our once too-hot-to-handle weather is whisked away by cool breezes and darker mornings.As the seasons change, so do our workouts—and our wardrobes.Here's some of the cutest, coolest and newest t... Read more
Editor's Note: SparkPeople has partnered with ActivewearUSA.com, and we are part of an affiliate program with the company as well. Bloggers have received clothing free of charge to review. We're back with another review of workout cloth... Read more
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