Monthly Archives: February 2016

  1. Thinking of Taking up Running? 10 Tips to Get You Started

    If you are looking for a way to get in shape, then there is no better activity than running to get you there. A solo activity that's easy to make time for even in a busy schedule, running trumps other sports in terms of sheer convenience and accessibility. It can also be a lot of fun, providing you with opportunities to test yourself based on pace, distance, terrain, and more. Before you head out the door for your first run, though, keep the 10 tips below in mind to ensure the most fulfilling experience possible.

    1. Invest in a good pair of running shoes
    2. Also invest in other gear
    3. Get in the habit
    4. Find a few new routes
    5. Run with friends or family members
    6. Listen to music
    7. Start small and build up
    8. Mix up your training
    9. Set goals for yourself
    10. Remember to stretch

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  2. Swimming for Health: A Great Exercise for Older Adults

    For older adults, the danger of falling and breaking a bone (or suffering some other kind of injury) is a risk that has to be addressed. Falls often lead to a loss of independence or mobility, which can, in turn, lead to quick health declines in other areas. As a result, many seniors will ease up on physical activity as they continue to age, cutting activities like biking, running, jogging, and eventually even going for walks out of their daily schedules. In such scenarios, swimming is a great activity for seniors to get involved with. By swimming, older adults can stay physically active?keeping themselves fit, strong, and energetic?without the risk of falls or the injuries they cause. Here are five more reasons that swimming for health is the best exercise for older adults:

    1. Improved Heart Health
    2. Less Joint Pain
    3. Better Bone Density
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  3. Choosing the Ideal Exercise Clothing for a Gym Workout

    Planning to exercise more frequently or to make more regular trips to the gym are among the most common of all New Year's resolutions. If you want to be more consistent with your workout plan in 2016, and want to make good on your resolutions, putting together a wardrobe of the right clothes is a good way to start. What you wear to the gym won't just affect how you look while exercising, but also how you feel during the workout and after it. Keep these tips in mind to pick out exercise clothing that is going to make your gym trips less of a chore and more of a pleasure.

    Choose sweat-wicking fabricsexercise clothing for gym workout cycle class

    Your workout shirts, shorts, pants, sports bras?and, frankly, any exercise clothes

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  4. Cycle Safely - 5 Tips for Beginners and Pros Alike

    Whether you're a veteran road biker or someone who is just now picking up cycling as a day-to-day exercise, every cyclist is the same when it comes to safety. As a result, while recommendations for gear, routes, races, or diets can vary depending on experience and a number of other factors, these five safety tips are things that every cyclist should have in his or her back pocket.

    1. Invest in a good bike helmet
    2. Bike defensively
    3. Don't listen to music when cycling in traffic
    4. Make yourself visible
    5. Obey the rules of the road

    cycle safely helmet

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