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Staying Safe during Night Runs

When you are working or going to school full time, it is hard to find a period during the day in which to exercise outdoors when the sun is up. Those with busy schedules usually have to make use of the morning or evening hours to run, when it is dark in most regions. One [...]

Maintaining Your Running Routine During Wintertime

Just because temperatures decrease does not mean that the amount of exercise you get has to. Running during winter months can be accomplished, in order for you to maintain your fitness. It may seem like once temperatures get chillier and the sun goes down earlier in the day, it is impossible to maintain your outdoor [...]

Staying Safe During Summer Running

Maintaining jogging workouts when it is warm outside can be a challenge. If you pay attention to how you feel and how you prepare yourself, you can keep up with runs during the summertime. Many individuals are devoted to their exercise regimen, no matter what time of year it is. Those that wish to perform [...]

Deciding Between Speed Walking or Jogging for Fitness

If you love being fit, you have probably tried running, jogging, fast walking, and more. They all have pluses and minuses, and have different effects for each of us. If you want to know exactly which type of exercise is best for you, you need to weigh them carefully. Walking and running are considered to [...]

Selecting the Perfect Gift for a Runner

There are many different gifts that runners may enjoy. Here are a few ideas. It is easy to become stumped on gift ideas for friends. This is particularly the case if their only interest is in running. However, there are a variety of gifts that can assist a runner in his or her daily efforts. [...]

Changing Up Your Running Routine to Keep Things Fresh

If you are getting tired of the same old run to you do every day, it’s time to change things up! Not only will it shock your body into performing better, it will keep you more interested and motivated. If you are consistent with your running, you will be able to accomplish more than you [...]

Finding the Perfect Treadmill Workout

When you are on a treadmill you have to make sure that you are taking the time to push yourself to new limits. There are a lot of people that do not understand what differences they can make in their workout when they are on the treadmill. If you run on the treadmill consistently it [...]

Making At-Home Workouts Count

When you are working out from your home there may be many adjustments that you have to make in your workout. The more that you understand about how you are going to adjust your workout the better you will be in the long run. There are a lot of people that do not understand what [...]

Avoiding Common Running Mistakes

Cardiovascular exercise is great for your heart and the rest of your body. However, there are many things one must remember to protect themselves when running. Working your body to its limits can be a big high and make you feel even fitter. There are so many ways that you can do so with cardiovascular [...]

How to Prevent Running Injuries

Many exercise aches and pains can be cured on their own through treatment and rest. Some problems will need the assistance of a doctor, especially ones that have persisted for more than two weeks or cause you problems when you sleep. However, non-serious injuries induced by overuse or strain should be fairly simple to heal. [...]

Cardiovascular Exercises

Jogging or walking on a treadmill is an easy way to get your recommended amount of cardio exercise each day. It’s important to vary your treadmill workouts to keep you motivated. Simply jumping on a machine and going at the same speed for a set amount of time can make you feel tired quickly. You [...]

How to Train Properly and Stay Motivated for Running

If you are interested in running a marathon, it is going to require a certain amount of training, and motivation. If you are finding yourself easily able to complete and enjoy training runs as you increase mileage, then that is a pretty good sign you are making positive progress toward achieving your running goals. Great [...]

Competing in the Indoor Heptathlon

A heptathlon is a track and field competition combining seven events over the course of two consecutive days. There are two versions of the heptathlon. The woman’s outdoor heptathlon consists of seven games split into two consecutive days. Four are contested on day one, while the remaining three are contested on day two of the [...]

Increasing the Strength of Your Legs

It is a commonly known fact that women carry most of their strength in their quads, hamstrings, and calves. The benefits of strengthening this region are unlimited. Working out and building muscle in the legs carries over into any sport that you might play. Volleyball, swimming, basketball, softball, soccer, and other recreational activities like hiking [...]

Protecting Your Body When Running Frequently

Cardiovascular exercise is necessary for every individual to keep their body and heart healthy. Different forms of this exercise are swimming, running, hiking, walking, and bicycling. Probably the most effective form of cardio is long distance jogging. This type of workout keeps your heart rate up for an extended period of time, which strengthens your [...]

Speed Drills for Faster Running Times

In sports such as baseball, softball, basketball, soccer, etc, speed is an essential part of being a winning athlete and speed drills for a faster running time can easily be incorporated into a training program. Not only will top speeds be improved, but also the very important acceleration rate. Arriving at your top speed from [...]