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March 21, 2017
When the weather gets warmer, many people like to go for a run outside. Running helps to boost both your mood and mental health, and gets you into shape. However, there are many dangers to running outside on your own in broad daylight as well as at night. Here are some tips to help you stay safe: Be alert If you run with music, don’t allow yourself to be too distracted that you become less aware of your surroundings. Keep the volume down or leave one headphone out of your ear, so you can keep track of what...
October 10, 2016
Have you ever had such a foot injury that has left you unable to go about your daily routine? You’re unable to move, walk, run or basically do anything with your feet? And most importantly you can’t visit the gym! You just lay in your bed, watching TV, doing nothing while your body begins to suffer from all the inactivity. Soon you start seeing signs of your body losing its shape and your fitness going down the drain, all those long hours at the gym doing those intense workouts simply going to waste. Therefore it is no surprise that...
July 12, 2015
Training for a marathon takes a lot of time and energy. It also takes following certain routines and specific plans. And even though these are generally laid out in great detail, mistakes can be and often are made, potentially affecting your success on race day. With that thought in mind, here are five marathon prep mistakes that you’ll want to avoid as you get ready for your next 42 kilometer race: Not giving yourself enough training time. If you are already in pretty decent shape, you may be inclined to think that you don’t need much training time. However,...
August 08, 2014
Are you at a point in your life where your problems feel bigger than you can handle? Would you like to find some way to overcome them without the use of mind altering drugs or having to go to weekly counseling sessions? Then you may want to start running. Positive Benefits of Running When you lace up your shoes and hit the treadmill or trail, a number of very positive things begin to happen for you. Physically, your body releases endorphins which make you feel better almost instantly and as you start to tone up and slim down,...
April 02, 2014
The half-marathon is a distinctive race distance that entails a mixture of endurance, speed, and strength. These features can be problematic to balance for the average runner. Therefore, running a half-marathon demands regularity with training, injury deterrence, and recovery. Certain steps should be taken following the completion of a half-marathon race. After the event, the individual needs to replace the nutrients that were lost. Four such nutrients, namely carbohydrate, fluid, protein, and sodium, are the main pivotal points for post-half-marathon nutrition and should be consumed directly after and up to 60 minutes after the event is finished. In the case...