Thursday, May 28, 2015

Preparing To Run

This transplant from Louisville talks about how to adapt to a cooler running climate in the Des Moines area.
This article from the Des Moines Register shows how to adapt to cooler weather, use resources like the Capital Striders Running Club and adopt good form.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Pain Reliever

Sometimes a good rubbing oil makes you feel better.

I used to be a big user of BioFreeze.  Thank the Lord Above I don't have as much pain as I used to and I don't have a need for those types of products as much. 
However, I did stumble across this product -- Deep Blue.  Take a look at it in the Happy Runner blog.  It might be just what the Doctor ordered.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Tips For Sleeping Better

So just as I am looking for some tips to sleep better  . . . this comes along.
The Carrots 'N' Cake blog introduces five tips to help you fall asleep and keep you from thinking about everything BUT sleep. 

We all need sleep to stay healthy, so take a look.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Yoga Is Growing

The popularity of yoga continues to grow.
It's an exercise with spiritual, stress relief and fitness benefits.  That's probably why it continues to grow in popularity.  And it's not with adults . . . more children are practicing yoga.  Check out this article from USA Today that tells about the benefits of yoga and why it continues to grow as a fitness phenomenon.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Long Runs

Long runs are very therapeutic for runners. 
Here's some advice on handling the physical and mental challenges of long runs from the "I Have Run" blog.  It's important to be able to handle these runs if you're training for a long-run event.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Yoga For Weight Loss

Here is some different yoga for you.

A yoga trainer Sadie Nardini offers specific yoga exercises that will help you lose weight and build strength. 
We normally associate yoga more with meditation and flexibility, but this article from www.active.com will show you how it can be more.

Signing off for a break from blogging.  We'll be back soon.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Fitness Stress Relief

Does work, children's activities, volunteering, etc. get in the way of having a "stress free" life?
The answer is most certainly "yes".  However, fitness activities can definitely play a role in minimizing your level of stress.  Check out the Jess Runs blog to learn about an example of how you can manage your stress through fitness.