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Archives for Cardio

A Runner’s Etiquette

by Mackenzie M. July 9th, 2012| Running
On this site, we often write tips for running faster, tips on wearing the right clothing, and tips on how to stretch correctly; however, there is one aspect of running that is very important for even the most amateur participant to be aware of. Whether it seems obvious at

Couch to 5K – Training on Vacation

by Jessica B. July 3rd, 2012| Cardio
It’s summer, and I am semi-officially on vacation. I am still doing a bit of work remotely, but I have a few weeks off from my day job and have decided to travel, ant take a bit of a road trip to visit family and enjoy the summer. I’ve

Run to the Hills

by Angela Yorke June 21st, 2012| Cardio
A hill where I live receives a good number of visitors every day, and more during the weekend. Whether they’re walking, running, or biking up it, there are always people going up and down that hill.

It might be because the verdant surroundings appeal to the general desire to flee

Walking: Can I Lose Weight?

by Bea June 18th, 2012| Walking
As you know, there are many different ways to lose weight. For those of you who do not think that you can exercise as much as you need to in order to start losing weight, why don't you start with walking and make your way up from there? Once

Run Through the Summer Heat to Victory

by Mackenzie M. June 15th, 2012| Running
From personal experience, I know that there are few physical activities more horrific than trying to run two miles on a blisteringly hot New Orleans morning. The humidity, oppressive heat, and inevitable dehydration make finding motivation to run extremely difficult. This is a problem for runners all around the

Fighting Through Couch to 5K

by Jessica B. June 5th, 2012| Cardio, Mind & Body
A few weeks ago I posted about my ambition to start the Couch to 5K again after a long break due to a broken foot. While the foot has recovered, I haven’t quite found my way back to the running trail, and I miss it. I am also afraid

Walking Products That Don’t Help

by Bea May 24th, 2012| Walking
There are a lot of products that are marketed towards walkers and helping them train for their walks; however, there are some that might not be as helpful as you think.

The biggest promises that should not be taken seriously are those from the toning shoe advertisements. The promises the

Foods to Improve Cardio Health

by Angela Yorke May 21st, 2012| Cardio
We’ve all heard the saying “food is fuel.” Beyond providing the basic amount of energy needed to sustain coherent thought and sober movement throughout the day, food can also help sustain your performance during a cardiovascular workout.

No “magic bullet” food item instantly boosts cardiovascular fitness; in the world of

Tips for the Finish Line

by Mackenzie M. May 14th, 2012| Running
Half the battle of running a race, or running in general, is a mental one. Several magazines, websites, and coaches all fervently claim that the best way to run faster, or to finish a race with flying colors, is to develop a mental attitude that allows the body to

Join Me in the Couch to 5K

by Jessica B. May 10th, 2012| Cardio, Running
I have a confession to make: I’ve gotten a little lazy. I used to live at the gym and workout religiously. And then life got in the way. I started going a little less, and a little less. These days I am happy if I make it a few

Best Cities for Walking

by Bea May 3rd, 2012| Walking
It is hard to get your daily fitness routine in if you live in a place that does not motivate you to get outside. Coming from personal experience, I know that I do not like to get my workout in in an area where I constantly have to pay

Running in Place – If You Have to

by Jessica B. May 1st, 2012| Running
Some days end up like today, I had every intention to go to the gym, but it just didn’t happen. My kid got sent home sick from school. I had a pile of work to fight through. There wasn’t a free hour in the day to get out of

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