Home gyms are a great way to stay consistent with workouts and maintain your fitness, provided that you use them regularly. While one advantage of home gyms is that they are economical, donâ€™t skimp too much or you may lose interest and your adherence will decline. » Read Full Story
Running tends to be challenging when we are young, and it gets even harder when coping with aging muscles and bones. Certainly, there are those that seem to defy aging and continue with impressive running performance over many years, but for most people, getting older makes it much more difficult to achieve the same running results of decades earlier. » Read Full Story
For cancer survivors, fitness might be the last thing on their minds. Since February 2012, the Earlywine Park YMCA in Oklahoma City has helped more than 120 cancer survivors focus on fitness to improve their cardiovascular health, balance, flexibility, agility, self-efficacy for exercise, and most importantly their confidence and self-esteem, all through the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program. » Read Full Story
The high-impact nature of running can lead to common injuries such as plantar fasciitis, shin splints, iliotibial band syndrome, patellofemoral stress syndrome and piriformis syndrome. These injuries result in running with pain, running less or being sidelined altogether. Some research estimates that as many as 79% of runners will suffer a moderate to severe injury each year. » Read Full Story
Sometimes the home exercise bike can get a bum rap, with people envisioning leisurely pedaling while watching TV or flipping through a magazine. Being seated â€“ particularly on a recumbent bike â€“ may seem to encourage some to go easier, surf the web or read a book while riding. With todayâ€™s elliptical machines, treadmills and total-body trainers, the stationary bike appears to have taken a back seat when it comes to cardio options.
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Many runners have experienced plantar fasciitis, or know someone who has suffered from this common injury; there are approximately 2-3 million cases per year in the United States. The good news is that plantar fasciitis typically responds well to treatment, and runners and exercisers often can carry on with their routines.Â » Read Full Story
When you donâ€™t have time to get to the gym, or there isnâ€™t a gym convenient to you, home workouts help you get â€“ and stay â€“ in shape. The key to seeing results is to stay consistent, exercising ideally at least 3-5 times weekly for 30-60 minutes. For optimal fitness, you need to incorporate cardio, strength training and flexibility work, either all in one workout or separated among different sessions. » Read Full Story
When Teddy received a nasty blister on his heel, he thought running was going to have to wait until the blister healed. Then he discovered the Zero Runner. » Read Full Story
Metabolism is the rate at which your body uses calories and turns food into energy to sustain life and support activity. It measures the number of calories that you expend each day. If you have a fast metabolism, you burn more calories at rest and throughout the day; and those with a slower metabolism need fewer calories because they use them more slowly.
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Admit it â€“ seeing pictures of celebritiesâ€™ or athletesâ€™ sexy abs can spur a bit of envy. When it comes to target areas to work, the abs are always in one of the top spots.
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