If you need to be out in cold weather, remember these tips from the American Massage Therapy Association for your own safety: • Your arms help you balance, so be sure to keep them and your hands as free as possible. Avoid heavy purses, drinks, or using your phone when walking on icy or snow-covered surfaces. • Be aware of […]
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If you’re concerned about properly using a treadmill, look to your hands the next time you’re on the machine. Are you holding onto the handrails so hard that your knuckles are turning white? It may be a sign to slow down your pace, since you could be forcing your body into an uncomfortable position, potentially straining your muscles. A death […]
Well, readers, we’re about two weeks into the New Year. I don’t know about you, but this is about the time when the motivation I was feeling when the ball dropped begins to fade. (“But it’s too cold to run! Just ONE doughnut won’t hurt, right?”) It’s easy to let one little slip turn into a complete backslide that will […]
If the new year has brought with it a significant flux in your weight, it may be time to get remeasured for a bra. Susan Nethero, the founder of Intimacy, a national chain of lingerie stores, recommends getting refitted for a bra after a gain or loss of ten or more pounds. The variation in weight at that point is […]
Making exercise resolutions for 2014? You may want to invest in a new TV show, too—research shows that watching a personal television while exercising allows people to move at a much higher intensity (thus burning more calories) than those with no entertainment. Celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak recommends choosing a show on a video streaming service like Netflix, and making a […]
The Little Engine That Could tells the story of a small engine pulling a train over a big mountain, chanting to itself: “I think I can, I think I can,” even when the odds are stacked against it. While it’s a nice children’s tale about perseverance and overcoming obstacles, the mantra has proven to actually make a real, physical difference […]
If you can’t seem to make your workout happen, try this strategy instead: Take three 10-minute walks each day.
Here in the Northeast, late summer/early autumn is often an ideal time for outdoor exercise, but unpredictable temperatures should remind you to properly care for your shoes. Though keeping sneakers in the car is a convenient way to be prepared for a spontaneous workout, beware of extreme weather: Both hot and cold weather can wear down the rubber in your […]
Our friends at FitSugar.com suggest that there are plenty of reasons to workout to music: it motivates, helps beat boredom, sets the pace, and can lead to longer workouts.