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
How would you like an exercise program that banishes boredom, improves your fitness, develops new skills and prevents injuries? Sounds like an infomercial, but it's not! It's cross-training, and you can do it whenever and wherever you are in... Read more
High-flying fighters. Hand-to-hand combat. Is this what you picture when you think about Tai Chi? Perhaps it is time to re-examine your notions about this ancient Chinese discipline, which is most commonly used as a system of medit... Read more
We all like to get more done in less time, right? We shop from our computers to forgo waiting in lines at department stores and microwave our foods to cut down on cooking time. Some of us even take multitasking to new levels by checking our email whi... Read more
Started running tonight. So very proud of myself. It is one of the things on my goal board. I walked 5 miles today and ran probably only 3/4 of a mile. And that's ok. I have to start somewhere!!!!!... Read more
I'm confused. According to Sparkpeople.com, I burned 302 calories, but according to Endomondo, I burned over 400 calories on my run today. Runners World's calorie calculator said I burned 325 calories.
But, I've heard over and over that for eve... Read more
I was diagnosed with plantar fasciitis a few months ago. Before then, my main form of cardio was running or intense walking and aerobics. I would mix in some strength training. I was told by my podiatrist to take it easy for a bit and not do any runn... Read more
I want to start running.... Again. I can't seem to keep motivated or feel like I'm getting better. I get frustrated at the little amount of stamina I have for running/jogging. I hope to complete a 5k this year but I'm looking for some tips, guidance,... Read more
Keep your workout routine - NOT ROUTINE. It keeps your body guessing and working harder to adjust and prevents you from becoming bored. I love to run, but have found that by including a variety of other fitness in my exercise/fitness arsenal, I app... Read more
Tai Chi has become an increasingly popular form of exercise for all age groups, but current research has shown how it can be especially beneficial for older individuals. This graceful sequence of gentle, flowing movement combines physical... Read more
Whenever friends or family see me running around our neighborhood, they know it’s me right away. I have a very distinct run, or as I like to joke, a distinct “shuffle”. Over the years I’ve tried to adjust the way I... Read more
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