Monday, September 29, 2014

Become A Better Runner

Looking to become a better runner?
We all want to be faster, better and more efficient.  It really doesn't matter what exercise you choose.  Check out this post from article from Sarah Stanley outlines the strength training, nutrition and hydration techniques you can use to be a better runner.

Friday, September 26, 2014

What You Need To Know About CrossFit

I see more and more facilities offering CrossFit.
If you are curious to learn more about CrossFit, check out this post from the Carrots 'N' Cake blog.  It features answers to commonly asked questions regarding CrossFit competitions as well as a link to past posts about this form of exercise.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Workouts On Vacation

This post tells you how to enjoy working out while on vacation.
Shut Up and Run has good advice here.  If you exercise while you're traveling, you can better enjoy "play" time, particularly if your "play" time involves eating. 

Additionally, taking time to work out while you're on vacation gives you the opportunity to explore new surroundings and new activities.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Stay Strong, Flexible In Retirement

It's important to keep flexible and strong as you age. 
Flexibility and strength help keep you mobile and prevent injuries.  Use this guide for eight steps toward keeping flexible and strong from a recent USA Today report.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Improve Biking Speed

If you are a biker, chances are that you would like to increase your speed.
This post from will show you how to do it.  By doing more sprints and attacking hills, you can be a faster biker.

Monday, September 15, 2014

20 Things To Know About Running

Running is a pretty easy fitness activity to adopt.  However, as easy as it seems, it can become complex quickly.
That's why there are 20 things you should know about running according to the Shut Up And Run blog.   This list of things about running is essential for anyone just getting acquainted with the sport.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Maffetone Method Of Low-Rate Heart Rate Training

Here's a new method of training that can make you faster by going slower.

Check out the Run To The Finish blog to learn more about the Maffetone method of low heart-rate training.  It is a method of training for endurance athletes with longer and slower and maintaining an overall lower heart rate.
Learn how this training approach can mean benefits for endurance training.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Determine Your Food Needs For Training

What are your food needs based the event for which you are training?

Check out this post from nutritionist Emily Brown from to learn how to prepare for your event with the proper food intake.
She will help you assess your current state and adjust your intake accordingly to ensure your body is getting the appropriate level of fuel it needs.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Immediate Cooling Key To Treating Heat Stroke

As we approach the hottest time of year and school sport practices begin, treatment for heat stroke is key.

Experts say having the ability to "immediately cool" a heat stroke victim is a key to treatment. In other words, be prepared with the right tools beforehand to address heat stroke i. e.  ice, cold water and/or a water hose.
This post from USA Today outlines some of the keys to recognizing heat stroke and treating it quickly.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Seven Post-Workout Mistakes

Your workouts are helping you lose weight and move to feeling the way you want to be. 

But wait. Are you undermining your efforts by making "post-workout" mistakes?

Take a look and see if you are engaging in appropriate post-workout activities according to this post from Women's Health
Are you cooling down and letting your heart rate get back to normal?  Are you stretching?  Are you imbibing in post-workout celebratory drinks?  See how these and other activities impact your fitness habits.