Archives for 2008

Couch to 5K

by Erin Steiner March 26th, 2008| Running
As a self-professed sloth, I recently made the mistake of looking at my own backside in a mirror. If you ever want to find a way to give your exercise routine a jump start, just do what I did.

Of course, because of my previously mentioned slothness, I was unsure

How to “Spring” into Fitness

by Melissa March 20th, 2008| Mind & Body
The cold, wet, fluffy, white stuff that has been a part of my landscape for the past five months is finally melting! It’s time to get outside and stretch the muscles that have been cooped up all winter. (Okay, I’ll admit, I’m a wimp when it comes


by Bea March 19th, 2008| Exercises
As everyone knows, it's good to breathe while you exercise. You know, that whole providing your body with oxygen thing or doing that action that tends to keep you alive? So, we agree that breathing is important, but is it so important that it is something that you should consciously


by Bea March 14th, 2008| Sports
I have never played a sport before that involved a racquet of some sort. Even in gym class, when we played tennis, I wouldn’t play. You see, hand and eye coordination is not

Energize Your Workouts with Podcasts

by Editorial Team March 9th, 2008| Exercises
When the iPod Shuffle dropped in price a few weeks ago, I knew I had to have one. I also knew exactly what I was going to fill it up with : workout podcasts.

Beside being free, podcasts have the nice feeling of freshness that a lot of workout mixes lack.

Use of a Weight Room

by Louise February 29th, 2008| Strength Training
Don't use the weight room? It's something you should definitely consider. You know that being active is imperative to a healthy lifestyle. You've heard that keeping a healthy heart involves cardiovascular activities. What you may have forgotten is that keeping all of your muscles strong, not just your heart, is

Five Minute Abs

by Bea February 22nd, 2008| Exercises, Strength Training
After every warm-up lap around the school, my track team stretches, does X amount of push-ups, and then we do "Five Minute Abs." A lot of people do not have the motivation to take the time and do abdominal workouts, but this makes the process fun!

What do you do? Grab


by MPK February 13th, 2008| Cardio
As I sit in a comfortable chair by the fireplace while snow falls outside, I am envisioning my outdoor plans. While many see the snow and wonder when spring will return, along with their outdoor workouts, I am excited to know that my outdoor activities can continue.

Physical activity is
Excercise Band

The Only Exercise Machine You’ll Ever Need (and it’s under $10)

by Chris February 9th, 2008| Exercise Equipment
One of the biggest problems we all struggle with in our fitness regimen is finding enough time to fit in our workouts.

Unless you're a professional athlete or entertainer, working out is not part of your job description, and you're probably trying to squeeze exercise in around your work, social life,

Shuffle for Running

by Louise January 28th, 2008| Running
Are you looking for a music player to use while running? There are so many different types of players, you can't really know what to get. Many of the devices can't handle the movement your workouts require. Another amount of players are simply too bulky to train with. What's the

Music Controls Your Pace

by Bea January 27th, 2008| Running
Although you may not realize it, music does have a tendency to control your running pace.

Sometimes when I run without music, the passing of cars doesn't seem to give me too much motivation. However, I usually have my headphones in, and I'll listen to my Ipod. I like most of

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