Archives for Cardio

Anti-Gravity Treadmills

by Louise May 16th, 2011| Exercise Equipment, Running
Just a week ago, I used the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill for the first time. The AlterG is basically a treadmill that is able to support a percentage of a person's weight as one walks or runs on it. It requires a user to put on a special pair of

Let’s Roll

by Chang Song May 12th, 2011| Cardio
While some argue that running, biking, and swimming can be more beneficial for you physically than roller skating, those exercises can't beat inline skating. It offers a complete workout, as it will strengthen and benefit your body from your mind to your toes.

An inline roller skating program will benefit

Family Means Being in it Together

by Angela Yorke May 9th, 2011| Eating Tips, Family Fitness, Nutrition, Running
Like life, fitness is a marathon. You have to put in continual effort to ensure that your health doesn’t become a liability during your twilight years; however, a lot of the information a fitness enthusiast finds is usually geared towards individual activity. What happens when you want to motivate

Boston Marathon, 2011

by Bea May 2nd, 2011| Running, Sports
This year's Boston Marathon certainly turned some heads!  One item of news was about 81 year-old Clarence Hartley. He was the oldest runner of the race and ran it in 4:26:25. That's a whole lot faster than a lot of other people who set out to battle the

Calf Stretches and Strength Exercises

by Louise April 27th, 2011| Exercises, Running, Strength Training
If you ever have ankle, foot, or knee pain (who doesn't?), it may be a result of weak calves. Calves are an overlooked group of muscles. We complain about feeling soreness or tightness in our calves, but we don't always act on these issues. Strong and flexible calves will

Walking Injuries

by Bea April 25th, 2011| Eating Tips, Walking
Walks can get the best of your body—resulting in injury. Most people who are injured due to walking are those who spontaneously go for a hike or a long walk. While injuries can occur right away, there is also the possibility that the injury will not be felt until

Exercising While on Vacation

by Bea April 20th, 2011| Biking, Exercises, Family Fitness
You know what’s unfair? The more fit you are, the faster you can lose that fitness. In just three weeks, you could lose 5-10% of your aerobic power and/or endurance; however your strength may stick around a little longer because of muscle memory. If you decide to take a

The Right Shoes

by Louise April 18th, 2011| Running
If you've been running in the same shoes for years and have had no injuries or complaints about them, keep them.  Be happy you have found a shoe that works. There's no sense in listening to "expert advice" that tells you about a better shoe that's out there for

Creative and Effective

by Chang Song April 15th, 2011| Cardio
Many people stop in the middle of their workout regimen because the same exercises can become tedious and boring. That's why it is important to have a passionate workout partner or trainer who can get you through these tough times by keeping you motivated.

There also is an easier way.

Stepping Outside the “Walk”

by Bea March 28th, 2011| Walking
We all know that walking can get you places. Walking can get you from point A to point B, but it can also get you in shape and feeling healthier and happier. Once you have "mastered" the art of plain walking, you can start to make some variations and

Running Surfaces

by Louise March 22nd, 2011| Running
What you run on is important. Each surface affects your form in a different way. Densely packed surfaces can be hard on joints, while more “giving” surfaces can be hard on certain muscle groups. The stress from the impact falls in different areas. All surfaces have pros and cons.


Home Sweet Home

by Chang Song March 14th, 2011| Cardio
Here in the United States, we want results fast. That's why we love fast food restaurants, that's why many people want to vote President Obama out as the Commander-In-Chief because the stimulus package hasn't been effective yet, and that's exactly why a lot of people turn to cardio workouts

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