Archives for 2009


An Athlete’s Diet

by Louise July 15th, 2009| Eating Tips
When people talk about what athletes should eat and drink, some of the popular words that come up are protein, carbohydrates, potassium, iron, and calcium. They talk about taking extra supplements to get faster, stronger, and overall better performance. In reality, there should only be one difference between the diet of

Pool Running

by Bea July 8th, 2009| Exercises, Running
My sister has  a stress fracture in her tibia and her femur.  She spent all of last summer with a stress fracture in her foot. This injure forced her to pool run. She would run anywhere from thirty minutes to one and a half hours. There were times when I


by B Kenney July 1st, 2009| Cardio, Eating Tips, Exercises, Yoga
Yoga does the body good. More specifically, yoga helps exercise certain aspects that normal aerobic and intense workout routine don't.

A weight lifting, or even running, routine will not address balance, relaxation, and flexibility like yoga does; all of which are very important aspects of a healthy body. Yoga also will

Recognize a Real Injury

by Louise June 23rd, 2009| Running
There are some people who feel a little bit of pain and stop whatever they are doing immediately. They might whine or complain frequently, and observers tend to think they are overreacting. Equally at fault, however, are the people at the other end of the spectrum: the ones who feel

Gatorade versus PowerAde

by Bea June 18th, 2009| Eating Tips
Gatorade or PowerAde? That is the question. Personally, if I had to choose I would say neither and would pick water. However, there are times when it comes down to replenishing electrolytes and sodium in my body while keeping my body hydrated. On a rare occasion I may venture into

Summer Fitness & You- Part II

by MPK June 17th, 2009| Biking, Cardio, Exercises, Running, Strength Training, Walking
Summer is here, and you are ready for a great workout.

Yesterday we shared some ideas for warming up and cooling down during summer workouts.  Today we have some suggestions from Trent Nessler, managing director of Baptist Sports Medicine in Tennessee, for exercising when it is hot outside.

The first thing

Summer Fitness & You- Part I

by MPK June 16th, 2009| Cardio, Strength Training
Through the cold months of winter and rainy months of spring, many can be heard saying, "Once nice weather arrives I can exercise outside!"  However, this nice weather can turn hot pretty quickly, and outdoor exercise is avoided.  To learn more about summer fitness ideas, I interviewed Dena and Alexis

More Tips for Summer Fitness

by Louise June 9th, 2009| Cardio, Outdoor
A previous posted article, 5 Tips for Summer Fitness, has some great words of advice for summer training. These pointers are applicable in the summer year after year: 1. Start earlier, 2. Stay hydrated, 3. Eat lighter, 4. Be active in the evening, and 5. Get adequate rest.

Sports Massages

by Bea June 2nd, 2009| Eating Tips, Exercises, Sports, Strength Training
Sports massages are not your typical massages. You may be thinking, but it is a massage! How could you want to avoid one of those? Well, sports massages may not always feel great. Sometimes it is necessary to break down knotted up muscles--which leaves you sore the next day, but

Muscle Confusion, Say What?

by B Kenney May 27th, 2009| Eating Tips, Exercises, Strength Training
The worst part of my workout routine is the set of dead lifts I do. I never have been completely comfortable doing them because well...let's face it, dead lifts are tough. So, I tend to always avoid using dead lifts in my workout routines. But in all actuality, the dead

A New Kind of Race

by Louise May 19th, 2009| Walking
This past Sunday I participated in the Walk for Water in Nashua, New Hampshire. This race, unlike a typical 5k, involves a weight: a 40 pound, water-filled jerry can. To us, a jerry can is something that we might recognize as holding fuel. To thousands of people in Africa, a


by Bea May 12th, 2009| Exercise Equipment, Running, Sports, Walking
Though some people may find these "shoes" attractive, I think that they are the funkiest pieces of footwear I ever have seen! Remember those good ol' toe socks? Okay, well these shoes are similar to the socks in the sense that every toe has its own spot.

Vibram FiveFingers are

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