Thursday, July 30, 2015

Protein-Packed Foods

Looking for some protein-packed foods?
This post from www.active.com will give you several foods to choose that are high in protein and nutritional.  These foods have lots of benefits for you. 

Monday, July 27, 2015

Breathing Right

Practicing better breathing can help you perform better.
Check out this post from the "Run to the Finish" blog. It explains the importance of breathing in your fitness activities.  It also highlights ways you can improve your breathing in your workouts.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

How To Care For "Runner's Feet"

One of the downsides to running is that our feet get pretty "beat up". 
Problems with dead skin, blisters, toenails and other issues are pretty common for runners unfortunately.  However, this post from the "Shut Up And Run" blog offers some tips on better caring for your feet so they look and feel better.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

What To Do On Rest Day

Most of the time I am not talking about resting here.

However, you need to give your body a rest on a regular basis.  Here are ideas on what to do on those days when you rest. 
There are plenty of things you can do to help your body rest, heal and recover so you are stronger.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Playing Two Sports?

Playing two sports can be good for you.

Sports medicine physician Jordan Metzl, M.D. talks about how running and swimming, for example, work together as one has a lower body focus and the other has an upper body focus.
 
Read more about this logic in an article from the Wall Street Journal.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Efficient Triathlon Training

If you are considering participation in a triathlon, one down side is the time that it takes.

Triathlon training is great because you engage a variety of additional muscle groups that you probably were not exercising if you were just running, swimming or biking.  It actually can help minimize injury through "cross-training".
However, training for a triathlon takes time.  Check out these tips from Lisa Dolbear on how you can be more efficient with your triathlon training time from www.active.com.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Ice Vs. Heat

Similar to "Alien vs. Predator", this debate has consumed much time in fitness circles.
This post from the "Run To The Finish" blog includes new health perspectives on the use of ice or heat to treat injuries.  Ice is more appropriate to acute injuries, while heat is more appropriate for chronic, long-term injuries. 

Read on and find out for yourself.