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Get up off that couch!
So you want to take up golf, tennis, or some other sport? Diving right into it without taking the proper precautions will put you on the fast track to injury—especially if you were a couch potato all winter.
Now that spring is here, and summer’s just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to get that bicycle out of the shed, tuned up, and on the road. But before you go on your next two-wheeled adventure, it’s best to refresh yourself on the ins and outs of basic bicycle safety.
Riding a bike burns lots of calories — even when you’re just cruising along soaking in the sunshine. The Compendium of Physical Activities Tracking Guide states the number of calories a 150-pound rider burns per hour, based on pace, below… Read More
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Using good form when you walk will increase the amount of fat and calories you burn, and help prevent muscle and joint pain. Here are 6 tips to keep in mind when walking:
1. Stand tall with your spine elongated and your breastbone lifted… Read More
Many people misunderstand the goal of lifting weights. To them, pumping iron is either about physical power or body sculpting. But there’s a much more compelling reason for us to have healthy, strong muscles than appearance. Muscle tissue … Read More
1. Running skirt – Where fashion meets exercise. Women are sporting these skirts (with shorts attached underneath) more and more as an alternative to traditional running gear — they will keep you cool and trendy in the summer heat.
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Spring is here! And that means it’s time to dust off the bike and start pedaling. Here are a few tips on how to give your bike a maintenance check before you ride.
Maintain proper tire pressure
Always inflate bicycle tires to the … Read More
Before you tackle your first competitive run, it’s important to train properly. Here are 10 tips to get you off on the right foot:
1. Get the right gear: Head to a running specialty store (preferably later in the day, when your feet … Read More
Sometimes you’re not in the mood for a physical exam, PET scan, or full genetic analysis—but you’d still like a ballpark sense of how you’re holding up. For that, there’s walking, says Stephanie Studenski, MD, at the … Read More
We know exercise is good for our bodies, but new research suggests it is also good for our brains. A forty-minute walk three times a week can keep your brain from atrophying—and even improve your memory, says a new study in The … Read More
Is your spouse an Ironman or marathon veteran? If so, then you may be among the growing number of spouses that are being “widowed” by endurance sports. A recent Wall Street Journal article profiles spouses who feel like widows and … Read More
If you are a runner like me, the winter months can be painful. All the ice, snow, and icy snow combinations falling from the sky leaves me no choice but to do many of my winter training runs on the treadmill… or as I, and many others… Read More
It might surprise you to learn that yoga could help with weight control. Researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle studied more than 300 people at gyms, yoga studios, and weight loss facilities and found that … Read More
Ivillage.com recently reviewed ten weight loss products sold on infomercials to see if they live up to their claims.