Sometimes, the best therapy doesn’t come from a trip to the doctor. It can come in the form of a simple pair of running shoes, as farfetched as that may sound for some people. While going on a run can seem like a torturous exercise that is far from most people’s idea of relaxation, it actually has plenty of benefits beyond the realm of fitness. For one, solo running gives you time for solitude. Running is (ironically) a chance for you to slow down and a time for reflection. That's because when you run by yourself, it’s just you, your body, and the open road ahead of you. This..
I’m Jen Bergman, a professional runner, a first-time blogger and full-time employee at FlipBelt here to bring you the honest truth about my journey to reach my full potential as a marathoner. Reach my full potential? What does that mean? Hopefully for me it means becoming an Olympian after I compete in the 2020 Marathon Olympic Trials. I realize the stats for becoming an Olympic Athlete are 0.000001%. You have one shot every 4 years to be the very best in your country and then hopefully the world. Luckily this is my second shot. My very first Marathon was the 2016 Olympic Trials where I finish..
Most of us have heard that exercise can improve our health. Lower risk of cancer and disease, better memory, and a longer lifespan are just a few of the vast amount of benefits that stem from regular physical activity. But have you ever wondered if you’re doing enough to get these powerful health benefits? After all, a reduced risk of cancer and a longer lifespan are things that you can’t easily see or measure. This is one reason why we rely on the latest research to tell us how much exercise we need. Here is what science tells us about how much exercise you need for better health: The A..
Here’s a staggering statistic: Average Americans spends 90 percent of their time indoors, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Most of that time is spent sitting at work in front of a computer or sitting on the couch at home watching television. And it’s making us sick. The reason: The air inside our homes is often filled with allergens and other contaminants and it zaps away our energy and, sometimes, our health. The Health Benefits of Exercising Outside Any workout is a good workout, no matter if you’re pushing iron in the weight room, running on the treadmill or w..
How many times have you heard that phrase “no pain, no gain”? A lot, right? For whatever reason, many people think that to achieve fitness and health goals they have to make every workout feel-like-you’re-dying intense. Even worse: They also assume that exercising to the brink of exhaustion every day shows how dedicated they are. The truth? Rest and yes, sleep is the key to achieving your fitness goals. Why getting enough sleep is important if you workout It might sound counterintuitive, but sleep is the “magic ingredient” that can really make all your time in the gym or on the tra..
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