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How Strength Training Improves Your Running

strength-training-improves-runningWhat do you think of when you imagine weight lifting? Does an Arnold Schwarzenegger burly-type man come into your imagination? Or maybe the thought of a stinky gym with sweaty people hanging around comes to mind. Chances are a lean, strong, agile runner is not the first image that pops up when thinking of weight lifting. But maybe it should be.

In all actuality, weight lifting is a perfect companion to running. The combination does many different positives for the human body. Here’s a look at why you should consider doing both, running and strength training.

 

  1. It will create more of a lean body build. Now this goes exactly against the image of Mr. Schwarzenegger, but depending on the way that you weight lift, you can actually use weights to create a leaner, more ready-to-run physique. Just be sure to do a high amount of reps at a lighter weight. This helps you stay away from bulking up, while still increasing strength.
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3 Tips on How to Choose the Right Yoga Pants

How to Choose Yoga Pants

One of the greatest creations that came out of yoga being introduced to Western civilization – other than increased peace and happiness, of course – is the yoga pant. A wonderful invention that makes all women’s butts look better, they also help the thighs appear more slender and the length of the leg longer. Fabulous, right!

With such a great look, yoga pants are wonderful for not just doing breath work and Asanas on the yoga mat. They are also fabulous for doing errands around town, playing with the kids, or just lounging around for the day. They make everyone look amazing. They are incredibly comfortable. And they stretch and move with you, not against you like jean material is known to do.

If you are considering purchasing some yoga pants but aren’t sure exactly what to look for, continue reading for some excellent tips that will ensure buying the right pant that will last you a lifetime.

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How often do I need to work out?

How Often Do I Need to Work Out

It’s a commonly known fact that exercise is a necessary component to have a life full of sparkle, good health and joy. Exercise gives us the ability to increase the happy hormones, endorphins, it helps us shed unwanted pounds so movement and activity is more enjoyable, and it keeps our organs, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and bones working at an optimum level. So, there’s no question that exercising is an important thing to do.

More so, the question might be, how often should a person exercise. Although there is no definitive answer to the question, as the reply varies for each individual, there are some consistent factors that will help you determine how often you need to work out. Read on to learn more…

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How Often Should You Run?

Ho Often Should You Run

How Often Should You Run?

Have you found that glorious bliss that comes with running? Have you felt the flooding of endorphins flowing over your body from the enjoyment of your feet moving you swiftly and the wind in your face. Running is a beautiful activity that can enhance endurance, strengthen the heart and empower the spirit.

When it comes to running there are three main components that go into creating your healthiest running you. First, you need to look at how fast you run. Do you enjoy the relaxed pace of leisurely running…a speed in which you can take in your surroundings, maybe pausing to look at an especially lovely overlook or flower. Or maybe you are the type of runner that enjoys sprinting and running like the wind.

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Sprinting versus Long Distance Running

Sprinting vs. Running

Running is simply one of the best ways to lose weight. It gets the heart rate up quickly. It involves all of the major muscles of the body. And it helps combat osteoporosis for both men and women.

But when it comes to running, do you know which style of running is best, long distance jogs or sprint workouts? That is a question to be considered by each person individually, really.

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5 Ways of Taking the Journey into a Life with Yoga Safely

How to Start Yoga

Yoga is practice that has been around for ten thousand years according to historians. It is a practice that has spread across the globe and has entered countless cultures and communities. In the United States alone there are nearly 11 million people practicing yoga and enjoying all of the gifts that it offers.

Within the countless positive benefits that come from yoga are things like eradication of disease, a turning back the hands of time in regards to age, and an opening up and releasing of stored pain and emotional distress that cannot be relieved otherwise. Yoga also gives us the opportunity to train our minds to be quite and how to breathe through times of stress. Yoga truly does give us a connection to our better selves and a road map of clarity on how to achieve it.

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What is Hot Yoga and Why is it Good for You?

Hot Yoga

Imagine feeling like you were rinsed free of any toxins, your body invigorated and happy. Combine that with a feeling of wellbeing and satisfaction and you have the effects of a Hot Yoga class. It may seem like a lot of kickback from doing a simple exercise class, but in all reality Hot Yoga is much, much more.

Hot yoga is a wonderful way to help your body be as healthy as possible. Done in a room that is heated to temperatures between 95 degrees Fahrenheit and 105 degrees Fahrenheit, Hot Yoga is a cleansing and nurturing way to let go of that which does not serve you.

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3 Top Tips on How to Choose the Right Running Shoe

How to Choose Running Shoes

Do you enjoy the wonderful feeling of running? This fabulous exercise is great for the bones, muscles and attitude. But there is one place that running can be hard on: the feet. If runners don’t choose their shoes wisely painful repercussions like shin splints, hurt knees or injured ankles could result. And who wants to stop playing in the great outdoors just because they bought an ill-fitting shoe?

If you want to run like the wind and have happy toes, too, then you need to take a few things into consideration. Here’s how to choose the right running shoe for you…

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Exercises that Require No Equipment and Little Space

Exercise That Require No Equipment

We all want to look our best. For that to happen, we have to exercise. But what if you don’t have the money to buy a membership at a gym, or live in a small place and just can’t invest in the equipment needed to stay fit?

Don’t fret; there are choices for exercise that require little, to no, equipment and very little space. Keep reading to learn a few different ways you can obtain the body and physique you dream of without spending a lot of money…

  1. Use the space you are given. To burn calories and become fit it comes down to burning more calories than you consume. You also need to include exercises that assist your muscles in being stronger. Well, all of that can happen in the comfort of your own home by incorporating your walls and floor into your workout plan. For example, here are wonderful exercises to involve into your home fitness regime:
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Is weight training or cardio better for weight loss?

weight-loss-sliming-downIt is a common conversation in the world of exercising: which is more beneficial for weight loss, cardio work outs or weight training. In fact it is so debated that the prestigious Duke University did a study about the subject. Their findings were that aerobic training is more beneficial for reducing fat while resistance training was beneficial in increasing lean muscle mass.

This may make things even more confusing. If this result has you pondering even more so about the question of which is better for getting slim, we have put together a few points that should be considered when it comes to sending your weights to the trash and opting for doing only cardio workouts.

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