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7 reasons to start a running routine

7 reasons to start a running routine

Spring is here, and that means there’s no better time to add running to your exercise routine. While there are a lot of women out there who hate the mere thought of running, we know there are plenty of others on the fence about it. So if you’re teetering, don’t dismiss lacing up your sneakers and hitting the pavement just yet.

How to run farther

How to run farther

Having trouble running your first 5K or 10K? Ever wonder how some runners can keep running as if they weren’t getting tired? For beginners, long distance running can be an intimidating and exhausting challenge but the trick isn’t to jump straight into long runs, but to build up to it.

7 reasons why you may have a zinc deficiency

7 reasons why you may have a zinc deficiency

Can’t sleep? Getting sick too often? Having an acne break out again? If so, then you might have a zinc deficiency. Not enough zinc in your body can lead to a number of problems. From a weaker immune system to even causing imbalances to the levels of hormones produced and regulated in your body.

Stretch away the joint pains

Stretch away the joint pains

Joint pain and discomfort are unpleasant to say the least. If left untreated, it could possibly develop into arthritis that could be extremely debilitating. Failing to properly care for your joints and maintain them jeopardizes them for a lifetime. So what kind of actions cause their deterioration? It all starts with muscular imbalances that stem from repetitively performing daily activities such as sitting, and long periods of static postures that impede blood flow to muscles and bones.

Muscle soreness and working out

Doubling as a badge of honor, soreness is physical proof that you really pushed yourself and got out of bed for a workout. It might be normal for newbies to experience soreness after their first trip to the gym but for veterans that swear by the "no pain, no gain" mindset might want to reconsider.

What to eat after working out

No matter how long your workout is, eating a proper meal afterward is important. Many say that the body is a temple, yet not too many treat it as such. The key to optimizing each and every workout is to eat a proper meal to help the body recover from strenuous exercise.

How to shorten your exercise routine

There’s a lot of time wasted at the gym. When you arrive there after a long day at the office, it’s easy to lollygag as you mentally unwind from the workday. But we all know that fitness isn’t the only important matter you need to attend to. Family, friends, and cooking nutritious meals all take up what precious few moments you have left outside of work.

5 ways to cook with almonds

Considered one of nature’s most nutritionally-packed nuts and an original superfood, almonds are filling and can actually help with weight-loss. A recent Penn State study revealed that swapping a carbohydrate-based snack with an ounce and a half of almonds helps lower “bad” LDL cholesterol, which also reduces both abdominal and leg fat.

Electrolytes: necessity or accessory?

Electrolytes are in the colorful, tasty sport drinks that help you through your workout. They also remind you of how athletes would treat themselves after crossing the finish line. But how big of a part do they play in unleashing the workout beast? Before marching towards the vending machine, here are a few things you should know about electrolytes.

8 common blunders made at the gym

If it isn’t the odd smell in the changing room or the utterly tantalizing proposition of happy hour, then it might be the thought of inevitable post-workout aches and pains that deters one from visiting the gym. Many chalk it up to overdoing it while others see this as sign of growing muscle mass; yet no one seems to realize that they may be making some common mistakes while getting their sweat on (yes, tiny ones still count). So here are a few common gym errors to be aware of during your next visit.