Training & Fitness

What Should You Eat Before A Run? Ideally, you’d like to have your run go as you’ve planned. However, some things can spurn up at any moment to derail your plan. Having to stay late for work, family emergencies, or even hunger can ruin your run. Yes, hunger. Having something digested in your body before your workout is essential, but exactly what should you eat? Before you run, you don’t want to have a stomach full to the point where you feel bloated. You will, however, want something in your stomach, so you don’t keel over halfway through your run.… Read More »

Anyone who has ever experienced the debilitation of hip pain knows how tough it can be to work through. Getting on with your day can be an unpleasant experience, leading to cramps and muscle pain all up and down your side. Thankfully there are some exercises you can do that will help you relieve that hip pain and improve your mobility levels. Interested? Read on to find out more. Why Do I Get Hip Pain? You can get hip pain on either side of your body and the inside or the outside of your hip joint. There are different areas… Read More »

Every week, it seems there’s a new, “trendy” approach to losing weight – a gimmicky new diet, or a hot new workout routine. We’re continually being told that they’ve just discovered the key to quickly and easily shaking off your weight; and yet, every time we indulge these “genius” innovations, we find ourselves disappointed. It’s profoundly disheartening. For some folks, it’s enough to put them off weight loss matters entirely. But what we need to understand is, not only is weight loss, possible – it’s also as simple as can be. All we need to do is avoid the branded,… Read More »

Agelessness, the ability to stop the clock on our bodies, or at least feel like we have so we can continue to live a full life. Where our inside, outside of our bodies, or both are free from the aging process. Something we all wish for once we have reached a more mature again, to stop the aging process and not have to worry about our bodies internally or externally. There are some things we can do to promote the overall health of our bodies to help us feel ageless. One of these is exercise and using the heart to… Read More »

Each person has several calories they should eat in a day to maintain their bodies health and weight.  Over time if we consume too little or too much, we may find ourselves losing weight or gaining weight. Shredding those calories and achieving the body you want can be difficult, and it definitely requires hard work. But, with the proper nutrition and a dedicated workout routine, you can burn fat and have the dream body you’ve always wanted. Incline exercises are some of the best ways to lose weight, whether they are done using fitness equipment in a gym or by… Read More »

Exercise is important, keeping us fit and healthy. However, over time the gym can become boring. The perfect place way to switch up your routine is heading down to the beach. Today, we’ll look at some of the best exercises to get you ready for summer. Let’s get started with some great exercises to get your body in shape for the summer! 1. Running The first beach exercise to get you in shape is running.  Studies have shown that running on sand is much more difficult than running on a paved surface because the sand is constantly moving. This forces… Read More »

There are three things that you should always aspire to do in your daily life. Get a good night’s sleep, have a good diet, and exercise. While all of them can be a challenge, the exercise part is arguably the hardest one for most people. We just don’t feel that there is enough energy to do exercises, especially those of us who work in an office and have a sedentary lifestyle. Well, guess what? The main reason people don’t have the energy to workout is that they simply don’t workout. It’s an endless circle that has to be broken by… Read More »

Couch to 5k is a running program designed to get almost anyone off the couch and able to run five kilometers (or 3.1 miles) in only nine weeks. The secret is a gradual process that starts with a gentle introduction to getting the body moving, followed by alternating between walking and running small distances until one can finally run an entire 5k non-stop. Here is the breakdown for this running program as to its philosophy, testimonials, resources to help, and local events. Before you know it, you’ll be running a 5k of your own! Philosophy Couch to 5k was created… Read More »

An osteoporosis diagnosis doesn’t mean the end of an active lifestyle. In fact, exercise, together with proper nutrition, is often recommended as a way to help increase bone mass, therefore, preventing fractures in the future. As Dr. Leslie Morse, assistant professor in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School and a physiatrist at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, writes in Harvard Women’s Health Watch, “Bone tissue responds to day-to-day signals, and when you stop moving, it gets the signal to start removing bone, so it’s important to stay as active as you can.” So you know your diagnosis and understand you… Read More »

As a 56-year-old chiropractor involved in competitive swimming for most of my life, I’ve got a pretty unique perspective on aging athletes. I currently race in the 55-59 age group in the Michigan Masters competitive swimming program. Though I would like to say that my musculoskeletal system is free from pain or soreness, the truth is, I’m usually managing some sort of physical ailment. The usual complaints typically revolve around the left side of my neck, left hip-flexor muscle, right elbow, right wrist, the list is ever changing. There is nothing like dealing with injuries and irritation from my daily… Read More »

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