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10th Dec 2018

Beginner’s Guide: How to Prepare for a Race

Running is an amazing way to stay healthy, both mentally and physically. In fact, just last year almost 60 million people jogged, ran, or hit the trails. You may be drawn to running for any number of reasons—and perhaps one of them is an upcoming race.Running your first big race is thrilling—congrats on deciding to get out there! It takes hard work, but your efforts will be worth it in the end. Whether you plan to run a 5k, 10k, or half-marathon, if you're not entirely sure how to prepare f …
6th Dec 2018

How To Encourage Physical Fitness In Your Kids

It's no secret that kids these days aren't as active as they used to be. With the digital age in full swing, more and more kids are staying inside using technology than ever before. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, only one in three children is physically active every day. Physical inactivity early in life can lead to health problems later on. Here are just a few tips to make sure your kids stay active, helping them improve their fitness throughout their life. Limi …
Treadmill Vs. Elliptical: Your Questions Answered
3rd Dec 2018

Treadmill Vs. Elliptical: Your Questions Answered

When you first decide you want to lead a more active lifestyle, you may look at the selection of equipment at your local gym or home fitness store and feel overwhelmed by all the possibilities. There are rowing machines, stair climbers, and exercise bikes to use. But of course, two of the most popular fitness staples are the treadmill and the elliptical trainer. If you're trying to choose between the two, you'll probably have a number of questions. Is one better for burning calories and shedding …
Pump It Up: How Exercise Improves Heart Health
29th Nov 2018

Pump It Up: How Exercise Improves Heart Health

Rationally, most of us know how important regular exercise is for our physical well-being. But unfortunately, research shows that the majority of Americans still aren’t fitting in enough fitness. In fact, a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics shows that only 23% of adults meet federal physical activity guidelines. In other words, less than a quarter of U.S. residents get enough exercise.Failing to make exercise a priori …
The Exercise Effect: How Regular Physical Activity Impacts Your Mood
26th Nov 2018

The Exercise Effect: How Regular Physical Activity Impacts Your Mood

Most people understand how physical fitness can help you reach your physical goals. When you exercise regularly, you'll start to see a whole host of improvements. The Cleveland Clinic recommends partaking in 30 minutes of moderate physical activity for five days a week to improve one's cardiovascular health. And of course, exercising at least a few times a week can allow you to lose weight, gain muscle, and improve stamina and flexibility, among other achievements. However, working out can also …