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Tag - exercise

Guide to the Biggest U.S. Marathons

Running a marathon is about more than just crossing the finish line. Training for a 26.2-mile run can help increase your endurance, strengthen your heart, and build muscle. The training process can also reduce stress by producing endorphins. The experience of training and completing a marathon simply can’t be beat: not only will you get in great shape, but it can also be an opportunity to support a charity, get out of your comfort zone, make friends, and inspire your…

Learn the Basics: Fitness Tips for New Athletes

Every year, millions of Americans resolve to improve their health by committing to new fitness regimens for the New Year. As tempting (and admirable) as it is to jump into a new routine head first, there are some very basic principles that any beginner athlete should stick to in order to avoid injury, stave off burnout, and get the most out of that new outlook. The following are our tips for new athletes: Start Small As we wrote last week,…

How to Set Fitness Goals You Can Actually Achieve

With 2015 finally here, fitness enthusiasts and regular folk alike are setting resolutions and goals for the new year. And yes, starting off the year with clear goals that promote good health is a great way to foster a positive mindset and general wellness for the next 12 months and beyond. However, it can be tempting (and very common!) to "overshoot" and set goals that might not be entirely realistic. Completing three triathlons in a year might sound like a…

Tips for Eating and Exercising When Sick

Flu season is here. Should you be sweating or resting when you’re sick? Many people try to keep up their normal daily routine when they are sick. However, you may want to put the brakes on working out and eating your normal diet if you’re not feeling well. When you’re sick, your body needs certain nutrients and lots of rest to boost your immune system in order to help you get healthier faster. But where exactly do you draw the…

Season’s Eatings: Staying Fit Through the Holidays

You may have just survived Thanksgiving, but the holiday season is only beginning. This season seems to get longer every year and is full of food, fun, family, and friends. But it can also be detrimental to your waistline and metabolism. Despite the wonderful foods and treats your loved ones put in front of you, it is important now more than ever to remember to stay in shape and keep up your exercise routine. While in reality the average weight…

Tips for Race Day

Training for a race takes a lot of time, but all your efforts can disappear in the days leading up to the event if you don’t maintain your commitment level. You must prepare yourself for races and even a casual 5K both mentally and physically. Invite your friends and family to come cheer you on at the race, as you’ll need a good support team to give you something to look forward to at the end of the race --…

Work Out Around the World

Do you love to travel but fear losing your workout rhythm when you’re not at home? Not to worry! You can stay in shape as you explore other places or even new countries. You can even plan certain trips around a workout routine. Stay in Shape While You Travel The act of traveling -- be it on planes, trains, or automobiles -- can be exhausting, despite it not being a very physical activity. Long periods of immobility can be just…

Fall Activities to Keep You Physically Fit

Step outside and enjoy the fresh air. Fall is here and the weather is finally showing it! As the temperature begins to drop, we want to encourage you to continue to stay active and go outside. After all, this time only comes once a year and you should enjoy every changing leaf in sight. Solo runs in the fall can be lovely, but you can also mix it up with activities that will keep the whole family active together. Whether…

Why Eating Is Part of Your Workout

Eating for your workout not only helps you stay healthy and keep your energy up, but it also can help you lose weight faster, burn more calories, build muscles, recover more quickly, and boost your energy for the rest of the day. Many people believe that by not eating, you can lose weight, but this is not true. Although weight loss is increased when dieting and exercise are combined, dieting does not mean cutting out meals. You may actually gain more…