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    TIPS FOR A FASTER POST-WORKOUT RECOVERY

    TIPS FOR A FASTER POST-WORKOUT RECOVERY
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    If you want to get the most from every workout, you need to prioritise post-workout recovery. It's just as important as the workout itself! Your body needs time to rest...

    How to Fall in Love with Working Out

    How to Fall in Love with Working Out
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    Did you roll your eyes at that headline? We doubt you are alone if you did! Working out usually conjures up images of being sweaty, bent over the knees, and...

    IMPROVING YOUR WORKOUT ROUTINE (AND YOUR LIFE!) WITH COMPRESSION WEAR

    IMPROVING YOUR WORKOUT ROUTINE (AND YOUR LIFE!) WITH COMPRESSION WEAR
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    Your workout session can turn very boring with that regular polyester or cotton sporting kit you wear, don't you think? It's time to pump up your workout session with one...

    Three Powerful Herbs That Promote Weight Loss

    Three Powerful Herbs That Promote Weight Loss
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    The majority of the population are searching for weight loss techniques for various reasons. Whether it’s because they envy the desirable slim figure or whether it’s because the obesity level...

    How Increasing Stamina and Endurance with Tabata Can Improve Everyday Life

    How Increasing Stamina and Endurance with Tabata Can Improve Everyday Life
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    As you already know, Tabata Training can single-handedly transform an individual’s life in the terms of being able to do more than they used to. Like run for longer, being...

    7 Tips to Keep Joints Healthy

    7 Tips to Keep Joints Healthy
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    #1 Keep Moving Keep joints healthy by frequently moving throughout the day. Through being active throughout the day, there will be a reduction in muscle stiffness. It is essential to...

    6 Top Tips to Increase Energy Levels

    6 Top Tips to Increase Energy Levels
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    Have “power naps.” Taking “power naps” basically means to sleep for around 20-30 minutes. In this short sleep, it allows your brain to “digest” and process what has gone on...

    8 Foods You Should Eat EVERYDAY and Why

    8 Foods You Should Eat EVERYDAY and Why
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    Varying your diet is essential to building a healthier and happier body. Adding these seven foods into your diet every day will improve your health drastically. Each one of these...

    [BREATHING] The Ultimate Breathing Guide for ALL Sports

    [BREATHING] The Ultimate Breathing Guide for ALL Sports
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    What is something that every human being has in common on this earth?… If you haven’t already guessed from the title, it’s the fact that we BREATHE. Breathing is, unsurprisingly,...

    What Do Compression Socks Do?

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    You often see them worn by runners. And these come in different colors – black, white, and sometimes in fun, neon colors and bright patterns. Some athletes wouldn’t imagine playing sport without them. But what do compression socks do? What can they offer besides a fashion statement?

    A Beginner's Guide to Bike Racks

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    A Beginner's Guide to Bike Racks

    In order to take your bike with you on your trip around town or around the country, you need a bike rack for your vehicle. There are 3 main types of vehicle bike rack, and understanding the uses and benefits of each type will help you make a worthwhile purchase. Here's the skinny on each type of vehicle bike rack...

    Meal Planning that Saves Calories and Time

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    Meal Planning That Saves Calories and Time

    I am not a natural-born cook, and this isn't a good thing when you need to lose a few pounds, because restaurant eating just isn't part of a successful diet (not a large part, anyway). So I knew that decreased weight meant increased time preparing dinner at home, so I began looking for services that would streamline the process for me.

    4 Blogs Dedicated to Healthy Desserts

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    I know you're thinking 'Healthy desserts? Isn't that an oxymoron? Like internet safety or almost done?'But I have personally tried out recipes from many of these sites, and I can...

    The story behind the mystery fruit

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    I'm not a daytime TV watcher, so I'm not an expert on Dr. Oz, but this is do know: that man is the source of a lot of spam! I...

    In case you missed them: 3 biggest fitness books of 2014

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    Last year was not a good reading year for me - a lot of books got past me. Recovering from eye surgery rendered my vision gimpy for several months, and...

    4 Ways to Prepare Like a Professional Athlete

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    With warmer months rapidly approaching, it won't be long before we're into the glorious spring and summer. For some, this might mean getting back outside after the long, cold winter...

    Why quinoa is a thing

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    So my new favorite food is my getting-in-shape aresenal is quinoa. I have never been a brown rice fan, and white rice? It's a carb bomb that I can only...

    4 Ways to Sin With Salad

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    Today, running around town, I grabbed an Asian Chicken Cashew Salad from Wendy’s. It was good – not great, but good, and quite fresh. Just now, I looked up how...

    3 Fitness Uber-Sites to Get You Started

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    When I say 'fitness uber-site', I mean sites that are geared towards beginners and offer a little of everything: fitness tracking. food planning/tracking, etc.  I like these sites because using...

    When illness comes before a workout

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    Once you've got your fitness addiction in full force, you will one day get the dreaded cold or flu. The idea of missing a workout isn't appealing, but you really...

    3 Steps to Becoming a Group Fitness Instructor

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    One of the biggest rends in the fitness industry right now is employing licensed fitness instructors to lead group classes, making the qualifications to lead classes at you gym stricter...

    6 Ways to Tell if You're at Risk for Colon Cancer

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      One of the best ways to ensure your personal wellness is to be pro-active about your health: to know what you're at risk of developing and how to minimize...

    The basics of foam rolling

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    I love a massage, although none of my family members feel like rubbing my aching muscles after I get back home from a run, apparently. They bother me with details...

    5 Ways to Workout When the Weather Doesn't Cooperate

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    When wintery weather hits your area, working out outdoors often gets too dangerous. Poor visibility, dangerously-low temperatures and slippery surfaces are just a few of the issues a good winter...

    3 Supplements for Chronic Joint Pain You May Not Be Using (Yet)

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    Gelatin for joint pain? Whether you're an athlete or trying to get into shape, chronic, long-term joint pain stands in the way of thousands of people. This isn't pain from...

    6 Ways to Find the Right Gym For You

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    Not a good sign. The gym can be much more than a place to exercise: it can be a haven of relaxation, a social meetup hot spot, and even a...

    The basics of biking to work

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    Rush-hour traffic is the bane of every commuter’s existence. In many places, it would actually take you less time, door-to-door, to ride your bike to work than to drive your...

    Sneaky labels for hidden sugar

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    If you feel stalled in your weight-loss efforts even though you’ve cut out sugar, here’s something to investigate: ‘sugar’ may not be in your food labels as ‘sugar’. Here are...

    7 things to do the week of competition

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    So you’ve stuck with your workouts, and you picked a race or competition. As the event looms near, there are some things you should do to prepare for the slightly...

    Introduction to heart rate training

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    Are you feeling bored with your workouts? Do you wonder if you’ve hit a plateau? Are you not losing weight or gaining fitness the way you imagined? Maybe it’s time...

    Insulin and weight loss? Maybe....

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    Thank to writer Amy Reinink for this photo, whose work often appears in Runners World. Have you hit a weight-loss plateau? Are you trying to come up with a new...

    7 Reasons to Start a Workplace Wellness Program

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    How would you like to boost employee morale while decreasing your employee absenteeism rate? This may sound impossible, but it’s not. It’s usually just two of the results of introducing...

    Kids and Yoga - Why, When, and How

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    Unfortunately, kids today are more sedentary than ever, so parents should be vigilant in finding exercise that their kids enjoy. Team sports becomes a huge part of many children’s lives,...

    #Running #books to #inspire anyone

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    On Tuesday, I published a post listing some running movies I recommend. If you’re more of a reader, not to worry - I have suggestions for the running reader too...

    #Running #movies for winter weekends

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    For many of us, winter weather makes running schedules unpredictable. Ice and darkness are just not constructive for optimal training for our sport. If winter weather has you inside, here...

    #Athleisure explained: the sport of #fashion

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    Good news for us fitness-ites - we’re fashionable! Wearing our compression shorts and yoga togs more places than just the gym has landed us in magazines like Vogue and InStyle...

    5 Fitness Trends in 2015

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    Once we survive the holidays, we’ll be contemplating our New Year’s resolution, and for most of us, those resolutions will include commitments to fitness. Before you contemplate what you’ll do...

    Compression Knee Sleeves for Knee Pain

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    Decrease your pain! Knee pain is definitely a no-no, especially if you’re engaged in sports. If you have knee pain, consider compression knee sleeves. How do compression knee sleeves benefit...

    Is This #Weather Causing Your #Pain?

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    Here’s your health vocabulary word of the day: bio-meteorology, which is the study of how weather affects our bodies. Obviously, if you go outside on a bright day without sunscreen,...

    So you (think) you want to be a #racedirector?

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    It's not racing, but it's still work. I love race day. I carefully lay out everything I could possibly need while my nerves start to hum. I eat the rare...

    Thigh Compression Sleeves by CompressionZ

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    Thigh compression sleeves are very important to help anyone recover quickly from a workout. We have written a short review on Thigh Compression Sleeves by CompressionZ. At the beginning of...

    December Fitness Challenges Keep Us on Track

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    Santa's been working out! Now that we’ve awakened from our tryptophan coma, the holiday rush is in full swing, with shopping, parties, gift-wrapping, travel, toy assembly… whew, sounds tiring! With...

    Heart Rate Monitor Watch an Uncomplicated, Effective Tool for Performance

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    The heart is a muscular pump that pumps blood through the body and it is imperative to keep it fit and healthy. Unfortunately heart disease which encompasses a number of...

    Embracing the dark side: #workout safely in the dark

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    This guy gets it Zero-dark-thirty arrives too early for all of us who do our best #running, #walking, or #cycling #outdoors. Some of us transition somewhat well to the treadmill...

    Let comfort be your watchword with Sports Bra Compression!

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    Verve and vigor describe a sports person to the best extent. Apart from high energy levels, several other factors prove highly detrimental in keeping the individual active throughout the day....

    Watch how you gobble: good #Thanksgiving food choices

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    This is not the turkey you're looking for. Lots of amateur athletes will kick off Thanksgiving by participating in their local Turkey Trot race, and that helps rationalize the eating-fest...

    Eat, Drink and Be Weary - 5 Races for Foodies

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    Much is being made around the web about Lance Armstrong’s failure to finish a “Beer Mile” event in Austin over the last weekend (personally, I’d have thought he would done...

    5 Ways to Train After Injury or Illness

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    Think of the free time you'll have! - said no runner ever I’ve had a non-existent running season this fall. First I had piriformis issues, which took me out of...

    Sports Nutrition: What to Eat Before a Workout

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                               Sorry: your workout is not an excuse to eat candy A lot of us committed to an active lifestyle...

    Compression Socks or Compression Sleeves?

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    With beautiful fall weather comes temperatures better suited for longer hikes, runs and rides, and then some muscle soreness in the lower legs! So do you need compression socks or...

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