• Relief for Runner’s Feet

    Runners are a different breed of athlete – one that endures both mental and physical pain on any given workout. However, it’s the physical pain that poses the most danger; especially in your feet. Elizabeth Kurtz, spokesperson for the America Podiatric Medical Association, tells EverydayHealth.com, “The foot of the average jogger hits the ground with […]

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  • Getting Over Gym Phobia

    So you’ve made the decision to get in shape. You want to start working out on a regular basis, because you’ve heard enough positive truths about the benefits of exercise to your health and well-being. Maybe you’ve been doing a few exercises at home. You feel good, but you want more. You know you can’t […]

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  • Solutions for Your Top Three Excuses NOT to Work Out

    You know the drill, and tell yourself so every day: You don’t have time to work out. You don’t have energy to work out. And perhaps your personal favorite excuse for not working out is that you don’t have the money to pay for a gym membership, so you can’t possibly work out! Everyone has […]

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  • Skipping Meals Won’t Help You Lose Weight

    So you think starving yourself is the key to losing weight? Think again. Skipping meals won’t help you lose weight. Yes, the first step to losing weight is committing to a lifestyle change (not a diet) that results in eating less. But if you think “eating less” is the same thing as essentially starving yourself […]

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  • Recovering From Dehydration

    Our bodies are made up of approximately 75% water, and so you can imagine the damage that’s done when you become dehydrated.  EverydayHealth.com suggests, “Your body uses water in all its cells, organs, and tissues to help regulate its temperature and maintain other bodily functions.” Because your body requires water for proper digestion, removing waste […]

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  • “Why Hamstrings Get Tight”

    The hamstrings serve many purposes in the body. From flexing the knee and extending (and hyper-extending) the hip to providing power and speed, the hamstrings play an important role in proper functioning for daily activities and sports. The flexibility and strength of this group of muscles – the bicep femoris, semitendinosus and semimembranosus – also […]

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  • Work Your Obliques

    Your back pain may be due to weak oblique muscles, and if you don’t strengthen them as you should, it could lead to many serious health concerns. The obliques, which act as those powerful side abdomen muscles you need to support your spine and lower back, can become a powerful group of muscles when you […]

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  • 3 Ways To Improve Your Balance

    Balance is very important for day-to-day living and extremely important in athletics. Fitness can be focused around balance in a way that improves your overall awareness of your surroundings, and the ability to perform exercises in balance heightens your ability to remain in balance in your daily activities and in sports you play. Don’t confuse […]

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  • Can Exercise Help a Pinched Nerve?

    Yesterday you were going about your day with ease, and moving from place to place as usual. Today, you suffer from a pinched nerve, which is hindering your ability to go from point A to B, and back again. What gives? Otherwise known as a compressed nerve, your back, neck, or stressed out tissue in […]

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  • Running and Walking During the Race

    Are you training for your first race, or wondering how you can vamp up your success for the mother of all races, the Ironman? Whether you want to go the distance in a 5k or a 10k (or more!), it’s all in your approach. And when it comes to racing with success, no tool can […]

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