Snow enthusiasts everywhere are counting down the days until they can hit the slopes. Both skiing and snowboarding are fun and exciting winter pursuits. But these demanding physical activities also pose high risks. Without proper training, you won... Read more
Stretching is an important component of any fitness routine. Although it can be tempting to finish a run and skip the stretches, you know better. Stretching has many benefits, including increased range of motion and improved muscular coordination. Re... Read more
Pain is a real, well, pain! How many times have you been gung-ho to start a new workout routine only to feel like you've been hit by a ton of bricks on day two? Something as simple as walking down the stairs can feel like torture. Most of us have... Read more
The only way to become a better runner is to run, but the more running replaces other exercises in your fitness program, the more likely you are to become injured, suffer from burnout, or develop muscular imbalances. So what's a runner to do (bes... Read more
Yoga, which comes from the Sanskrit yuj word meaning "union," originated in India more than 5,000 years ago. There are many forms of yoga, but in general, yoga focuses on breathing techniques (pranayama), postures (asanas), flexibility, and... Read more
I'm new to this site, and really want to start exercising. I'm not doing it to lose weight, just to become healthier. I've already started trying to do a bit of stretching every night. However, I have no idea where to start anything else. I don't ha... Read more
I'm having trouble this year finding the energy to exercise. That doesn't include shoveling snow or shivering really bad. Today we hit 54 degrees 67 and I could actually wear normal clothes w/out layers & boots. 30 My hubby just looked at me like... Read more
So I am trying to lose that left over baby weight and really want to focus on my midsection and thighs. Problem is I have bad knees and lunges and squats are an issue for me. Don't get me wrong....I enjoy the burn of a good workout....I'm talking a... Read more
I am trying to find low impact water/aquatic classes. I live in the Southwest part of Las Vegas. I have neck, back and leg issues from an injury and want to work out. I am a veteran and considered disabled, so I am on a limited budget.... Read more
I'm extremely new to working out but I've been doing C25K so I've been walking/running but I've added in walking/walking backwards. I'm trying to alternate days doing these two activities but I think I would benefit from additional exercises. I was t... Read more
Exercise is important - but so is recovery. Reward your body with a break after a couple of days of intense work outs. Your muscles could use the recovery time and it will help your overall fitness and weight loss efforts.... Read more
New York Times Phys Ed columnist Gretchen Reynolds says The Ultimate Post-Workout Beverage: Use chocolate milk to replenish sugars after an intense workout. Reynolds calls it an "ideal recovery beverage" because it has the right ratio of carbs and pr... Read more
Foam rollers have become a mainstay in gyms and homes across the country to help those who experience muscle tightness especially following an intense workout routine. Their primary use is to help release muscle tension, while helping to break down a... Read more
Having been a member of the running community for over five years now, I have seen a number of new footwear trends picking up speed. Last month the American College of Sports Medicine released its top five footwear trends for 2011. Everything from b... Read more
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