Saturday, December 20, 2014

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Body weight training is a great way for novice gym-goers to perfect their form, all while building strength and confidence. It’s time to burn calories and former exercise bridges by ditching your old fitness routine and start body weight training instead.
Haven't found the right gift for the runner in your life? Jen A. Miller has you covered.
For exercise buffs who want to prove that they're the fastest and the fittest, 2014 has been a good year.
If you're looking for a holiday gift for that special runner in your life - especially a runner who may be struggling with training or not sure what to do next - take a look at the Believe Training Journal, a project from professional runners Lauren Fleshman, who has been an NCAA and USA Championship winner, and Roisin McGettigan-Dumas, who ran for Ireland in the 2008 Olympics and is a sports psychology consultant.
On Saturday, December 13, 2014, festive runners clad in tinsel, Santa hats and outrageous holiday sweaters gathered at the Avenue of the Republic for the 5K Ugly Sweater Run through Fairmount Park. Philadelphia is one of 21 participating cities around the country that host an ugly sweater run each holiday season. Instead of Gatorade, which is typically served at running events, participants received all-you-can-drink hot chocolate. Runners of age received free drinks from Sam Adams brewery. Brewery representative Emily Kay enjoys working the run every year.. “This is an awesome event and there’s always a good turn out,” Kay said. “Of course people look for a reason to wear ugly sweaters and drink free beer." (Abi Reimold / For Philly.com)
he United Nations on Thursday declared that June 21 will be International Day of Yoga.
Kim's gifts so you feel better in 2015.
The New Year is right around the corner meaning many of us will take up fitness as a resolution. Maybe your inspiration and successful commitment will come from these top trends for 2015.
Researchers say association was strongest among 60- to 74-year-olds
Those in poorest shape were more likely to have high blood pressure, study found
Infection's symptoms include pain, swelling and redness
Review found those who took yoga classes saw improvements in blood pressure, cholesterol, weight
Older teens experienced the greatest drop in injury risk while taking Ritalin, researchers report
And reduce your risk of falling
Atrial fibrillation often hits older people, but study shows getting healthier can curb it
Progesterone study halted early because of disappointing results
'Tis the season for exercise
It should be snug, yet comfortable
Researchers also found exercising seven hours or more a week boosted chances of living longer
Regular physical activity helps improve your overall health and fitness, and reduces your risk for many chronic diseases.
Who says you have to work up a sweat to enjoy a post race party? Definitely not the founders of New Era Events who are hosting the first ever Instant Gratification Run, the shortest running course probably in the history of running. (Should they be calling the Guinness Book of World Records?) At this very unique event, participants will run a total of 0.0 miles. So how is this a race you might ask? Well, there will be a start and finish line, entry bibs, awards, race t-shirts, all the things you expect at a race with one exception: the actual running part.
Dan Vassallo said the final goal in his running career was to qualify for the Olympic trials in the marathon.
While you are in the marathon frame of mind this weekend, make sure you set yourself a reminder that the lottery for the 2015 Blue Cross Broad Street Run opens Sunday, February 1st and closes Friday, February 13th.
“Healthy eating is too expensive.” It’s a phrase you hear all of the time. But in reality, unhealthy eating has big costs and isn’t the most productive way to spend. Here are some tips to get the most nutritional bang in your grocery basket.