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Overstriding: How Experts See The Problem But Don't Know How To Fix It

Posted on 2017-02-24

The simple theory is that reaching your foot too far forward – from your center of mass (COM) – while running creates an inefficient gait and a possibly injuring impact. You may have heard of or even had shin splints or lower-extremity stress fractures before. They’re not pretty. The Physics of A Runner’s Stride We know that these running injuries have to do with some relation between an individual’s center of mass and their stride, but since everybody is different, and the way we carry our bodies differs, it has been difficult to nail down. (read more)


What It Takes To Make 10,000 Steps Really Count

Posted on 2017-02-23

Some of us call it a good day if we walk to the refrigerator. Some of us call it a good day if we run a quarter marathon. We are all at different levels, and exercise ought to be a personal experience. One thing we can all agree on is that for many Americans, our lives are too sedentary. As the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise pointed out in a landmark research project, Americans are miles behind many other countries when it comes to walking. (read more)


A Beginner's Guide to Meal Planning: Tips for Success

Posted on 2017-02-06

It’s 6PM. You’ve just gotten home from work after a hectic day, and you’re hungry. The last thing you feel like doing is cooking, and you’re not even sure you’ve got enough ingredients on-hand to create a meal from scratch. You resign to calling your go-to takeout restaurant instead of cooking at home for yet another night, willing yourself to eat better tomorrow. Sound familiar? If you’re tired of wasting your money on eating out and take-out food—and if you’re serious about preparing more nutritious meals in the comfort of your own kitchen, it’s time to get started with meal planning. (read more)


Implementing a Treadmill for Home Rehabilitation

Posted on 2017-01-30

You’ve suffered a setback of some kind. It could be physical injury, or perhaps it’s sickness-related. No matter what the ailment, rehabilitation is tough. There’s a lot of work to do, and often times you have to visit a specialist to do it. That’s exactly why you might want to consider getting a treadmill for home rehabilitation. Fact is that if you have a piece of exercise equipment in your home, you’re 73 percent more likely to exercise, and a treadmill has versatility that can help you build cardiovascular health at a variety of intensities. (read more)


The Psychology of Motivation

Posted on 2017-01-27

Sustaining the motivation to work out more consistently and become more fit takes time. In one study, individuals who were trying to make positive life changes averaged 66 days of purposeful repetition before the habit became automatic. While this can be intimidating, science also says that developing certain “keystone” habits make others fall into place. In The Power of Habit, the author observes that people who improve their workout consistency also automatically made other positive life changes, including eating better and becoming more productive at work. (read more)


How To Fuel Your Training At The Optimal Heart Rate

Posted on 2016-11-11

The heart is the core of the body, and it provides us with great information on how our body is doing while we exercise. It’s important to know how to calculate your optimal heart rate zones, understand the meaning of those zones, and also how to leverage that information in training to meet specific fitness goals. Calculating Your Reserve Heart Rate So You Can Determine Your Optimal Heart Rate Zones Our heart rate range can be broken into several zones. (read more)