As technology is now prevalent in virtually everything we do, itâ€™s no surprise that it is taking a bigger role in our exercise routines as well. With thousands of fitness apps, smartwatches, heart rate monitors, wearables and connected technology within fitness equipment, exercisers today have access to a plethora of information that can help them be more active, continue improving and enjoy results.
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Running is one of the most effective workouts, but also one very likely to cause injuries. Statistics indicate that as many as 82% of runners will be injured at some point during their running career. One of the main reasons is the high-impact nature of running that subjects the body to repetitive stress, with impact forces of 1.5 to 5 times an individualâ€™s body weight. » Read Full Story
When it comes to shaping up, the belly commands a lot of attention, with many people seeking trimmer waists and maybe even washboard abs. As the center of our bodies, bellies are very visible and have a noticeable influence on overall physique. Itâ€™s no surprise, then, that many individuals want to know how to lose belly fat. » Read Full Story
A marathon is a significant commitment that thousands of ambitious people undertake each year. As a marathon can be a grueling experience, making the decision to prepare for one is a milestone â€“ whether itâ€™s your first one or your 20th. For newbies, here are some valuable recommendations on how to get ready for your first marathon. » Read Full Story
If you have an elliptical at home, or use one at the gym, youâ€™ve made a great choice in investing in your fitness. Ellipticals provide low-impact, total-body workouts that help you burn calories and tone up so you look and feel better. Plus, they offer significant variety so that you can change your workouts to maintain your motivation and continue experiencing results. » Read Full Story
Exercising at home is very convenient, but even so, sometimes it can be hard to stay motivated. Many distractions at home â€“ housekeeping, kids, television and computers â€“ all can hinder workouts. At the health club, in contrast, there are many pieces of equipment to choose from, different classes and personal trainers, which makes motivation to exercise come naturally â€“ especially when you are surrounded by other exercisers.
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Although many people want to lose weight, far fewer are successful at it. The reality is that weight loss, which requires behavior changes in eating and exercising, is difficult, particularly in the United States where we are surrounded by high-fat, sugary foods amidst sedentary lifestyles. » Read Full Story
For those of us who live in areas of the country where cold temps seem to linger longer than what the calendar actually indicates, cabin fever can set in. One way to combat it is to take your exercise outdoors and going running in the cold. » Read Full Story
Around mid-February into March, health clubs typically report a drop off in check-ins, representing the absence of those who started working out with ambitious New Yearâ€™s resolutions, only to get derailed after six to eight weeks. » Read Full Story
Everyone knows that you need to exercise regularly to burn a lot of calories. And with todayâ€™s busy lifestyles, people often want to know what type of exercise burns the most calories toÂ get the best results for the time that they put in. Which brings us to interval programs. » Read Full Story