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Archives for Cardio

Battle of the Stairs

by MPK November 24th, 2010| Cardio
I workout six days a week, which makes exercise a crucial part of my life.  However, as much as I enjoy starting my day with a workout, I always am trying to keep it interesting for my mind and challenging for my muscles.  One strategy that I have found
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Winter Walking

by MPK November 11th, 2010| Walking
If you live in a region upon which snow and ice will soon descend, how can you continue your regimen of walking?  The simple choice of walking in your neighborhood may be eliminated, if your streets become more narrow and your sidewalks aren't plowed well.  That doesn't mean that

Picking Up the Pace

by Louise November 2nd, 2010| Running
Have you ever been on a run and felt like you needed to slow down, and upon doing so, felt more tired than you were before? I've definitely had this feeling. In fact, I used to feel this way on all of my runs, finding myself getting to a

To Use Weights or Not?

by MPK October 14th, 2010| Walking
At various times in my life, I have used walking as a part of my workout regimen.  It's a great way to incorporate exercise into your day.  You don't need special clothing.  It doesn't cost anything.  It can be done in almost any location.  You can do this exercise

Ready to Run

by TJ Davis September 30th, 2010| Running
Exercise is essential to good health, and one of the most popular forms of exercise is running. Running is one of the best cardio workouts you can give your body. It increases heart rate, improves blood flow, and enhances delivery of oxygen to muscles. It also tones your muscles
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Power Up Your Heart

by TJ Davis September 23rd, 2010| Cardio
Every effective workout includes an aerobic factor. Increasing your heart rate is essential to the overall goals of achieving improved fitness and weight loss. There are all kinds of activities that can provide a cardio boost, but the one that most everyone can do 'most anywhere at 'most any

Yo-Yo Exercising

by Bea September 14th, 2010| Eating Tips, Running
Have you ever heard of the term "yo-yo dieting"? This is the term that weight loss researchers have been using to describe intermittent weight loss efforts that leave people heavier and heavier. The basic idea is in reference to people who start and stop diets and how that usually

More on Pool Running

by Louise September 7th, 2010| Cardio, Running
Pool running is a method of cross training toward which many cross country runners, especially women, are turning. Pool running is a way to get in extra mileage without increasing the actual hard impact that your feet and legs take. It can be used to recover from stress

Kettlebells

by TJ Davis August 12th, 2010| Cardio, Strength Training
A kettlebell is a cast iron weight with a handle. Developed in Russia, the original kettlebells weighed approximately 35 pounds, but with the advancing popularity of kettlebell training in the US and abroad, the weights can be found ranging from 5 pounds to 175 pounds each. Used properly, kettlebells

Foam Rollers

by Bea August 10th, 2010| Exercise Equipment, Exercises, Running
One of the best ways to eliminate and prevent muscle knots is to use a foam roller. While saying hydrated to prevent cramps and stretching your muscles is also very important, foam rolling will help you in many ways that both of these two things cannot. However, it is

Take a Walk in My Shoes…

by Jenn McD. July 29th, 2010| Eating Tips, Running
I am going into my senior year of college, and I decided I wanted to trim down a few pounds to look good for next year. I’m not a huge fan of running, but I know it works when you need it to and keep it up regularly.

I currently

Aerobic Boxing Benefits

by TJ Davis July 15th, 2010| Cardio
One of the most fun and beneficial ways to stay in shape is aerobic boxing. There are a variety of programs and systems, both on DVD for use at home, and in instructor-led classes at gyms and college campuses. The combination of boxing and aerobics provides the body with

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