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Documenting my training with Relentless Fitness for the upcoming Spartan Race at Citizens Bank Park.
Full-body cramping is the way the body lets you know, "Hey, I can't handle any more."
There is no denying the popularity of fitness trackers. With over 20 different on the market, which one should you choose to get you moving? For two weeks, we alternated between wearing the FitBit Flex ($100) and the Jawbone UP24 ($150) fitness bands to determine which is better suited for our active lifestyles.
Just 5 to 10 minutes a day seems to bring benefits, study says
Check out the view from a GoPro HERO3 worn during the Merrell Down & Dirty Obstacle Race in Warminster, Pa on July 27, 2014.
The Merrell Down & Dirty took place on Sunday, July 28 in Philadelphia, Pa. Here are some of the best - or worst - moments of the obstacle race. (Photos by Dave DuBan)
During the off-season, fitness takes precedence.
Personal trainers Shoshana Katz and Erik Strassman guide you through foam rolling techniques and active vs. dynamic stretching exercises to add to your warm up routine.
Outside alternatives for treadmill workouts
Documenting my training with Relentless Fitness for the upcoming Spartan Race at Citizens Bank Park.
It's crucial to spot the early symptoms of heat-related illness, expert says
But shift toward lower-maintenance styles may free some up for physical activity
Left untreated, knee discomfort can become chronic, researchers caution
Review found some evidence it helped soothe, distract sufferers, but safeguards important
Skip contact lenses, try goggles, doctor suggests
Withdrawal symptoms, cravings are harder on people with mood disorders, researchers say
Get an eye exam and a valid prescription to help prevent eye damage, experts caution
Pay attention to your lifestyle during stressful times, researcher says
Here's a list of health benefits
More education needed about how to prevent it, researchers say
Just 5 to 10 minutes a day seems to bring benefits, study says
The mind preserves oxygen to protect itself from the effects of too little fluid, research shows
I am going to share with you TEN ways that you can improve your health in less than TEN minutes a day by implementing some of these ideas into your routine. Now, these tips are not going to get you in shape to do an Ironman, however, they will get you headed down the path towards feeling better and hopefully convince you that you do not need to spend hours upon hours exercising to see gains in your overall health.
Two years ago, Lucinda Duncalfe founded her sixth start-up, Real Food Works, a Philadelphia-based company designed to help people adopt a whole foods plant-based diet. Here, she shares how she sticks to her diet, despite a busy lifestyle.
40,000 runners took to the streets on Sunday, May 4, 2014 to run the 10-mile Independence Blue Cross Broad Street Run. Check out the runner results and...