Exercise

From Running on the Beach to a Running Track: What are the Best Surfaces to Run On?

From Running on the Beach to a Running Track: What are the Best Surfaces to Run On?

Most runs take us over a variety of surfaces. This adds variety to your training and makes it more effective by forcing your body to adjust to the changing terrain.But do you know how the different running surfaces affect your body? Learn about the most common surfaces and how to use them as an effective training tool. Top 7 Surfaces to Run On1. SandPros:When the sand is hard, running on the beach is easy on your joints. When it is soft, you have to pick up your knees, push off harder and apply more strength, which helps you improve your running…
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Boost Cycling Fitness with Base Training and More

Boost Cycling Fitness with Base Training and More

Did you know that your leg muscles aren’t the only ones in play during cycling? Your gluteal, back, shoulder, arm and neck muscles are all activated by this versatile activity — so you really need to focus on total-body training. And don’t forget, base training is just as important if you want to improve your cycling fitness and performance. Set the wheels in motion with comprehensive training and get yourself ready for cycling season so you can enjoy the many benefits of this sport.Important for Beginners:You’re usually full of motivation right at the start. Ready to hit the road pedaling,…
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Inside adidas Runners: How Rituals Help Runners Meet Their Goals

Inside adidas Runners: How Rituals Help Runners Meet Their Goals

From what we wear to what we eat, the mantras we repeat to ourselves, or how we tie our shoelaces on race day, running rituals give us a sense of control in a world filled with uncertainties. Studies show that practicing rituals before doing sports regulates the brain’s response to performance failure, which thereby reduces stress and anxiety, and improves mental toughness. (1) Rituals can help athletes focus their minds and calm their nerves, while also building trust within a running community when practiced in a group.What are running rituals and why do we use them? “A ritual is a predefined…
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Finish Strong with the Right Running Pace (+ Half Marathon Pace Chart)

Finish Strong with the Right Running Pace (+ Half Marathon Pace Chart)

You have signed up for a half marathon and been training for the last few weeks. You also have a desired goal time in mind. But how do you know if this goal is actually realistic? Before the race, you need to be able to estimate your goal time as accurately as possible in order to choose the right running pace. This is important because it helps you to optimize your half marathon prep and select the best strategy for the big day.Today we have some tips for you on how to go about finding a realistic running pace for…
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28-Day Workout for Beginners (at Home without Equipment!)

28-Day Workout for Beginners (at Home without Equipment!)

You’ve wanted to start working out at home for a long time now, but there’s always something in your way. You open a YouTube video and can barely follow the exercises…You plan a workout, but you don’t want to spend too much time on it…You really want to work out regularly, but you aren’t motivated enough to exercise…Ok, it’s time to strip a workout plan down to essentials and finally stick with it!Looking for a beginner workout at home without equipment? The 28-day workout challenge is a great way to stop making excuses:No equipment requiredSimple exercises even total beginners can…
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Returning to Exercise: Coronavirus Recovery

Returning to Exercise: Coronavirus Recovery

The pandemic we are experiencing around the world has challenged us in ways we never could have imagined. When it hit in the winter of 2019/20, many thought that their health, youth, or fitness level might protect them. At this point it has become clear that we are all vulnerable and no one knows how a Covid-19 infection will affect their body. New research is focusing on better understanding the long-term effects of the virus, often called Long Covid or Long-Haul Covid. This often appears with symptoms including fatigue, loss of the sense of smell/taste, dizziness, cognitive impairment, headaches, shortness of…
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Better Together: Why and How a Community Can Help You Reach Your Fitness Goals

Better Together: Why and How a Community Can Help You Reach Your Fitness Goals

By: Jessie Zapotechne, adidas Runners Captain, NYCOver the past year, we’ve all been through a tremendous amount of change in how we work, live, and take care of ourselves. We have spent a lot more time in isolated experiences and less time around many of our friends, family, and colleagues. It’s shown us how important community is for our physical and mental wellbeing. Having a community means having things like; support, accountability, motivation, good advice, and a sense of universality (not being alone)! When it comes to sports, community is critical to helping you reach health and fitness goals. Teams…
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Dance Your Way to Fitness >> Make Exercise Fun with this Effective Dance Workout (incl. workout video)

Dance Your Way to Fitness >> Make Exercise Fun with this Effective Dance Workout (incl. workout video)

Ready for something new and more variety in your workouts? Preferably a combination of cardio and strength? We’ve got just what you need! Dance workouts are all the rage on social media, TV, and even in magazines – and for a good reason. What are Dance Workouts?Different. Captivating. Great for any fitness level and age. Dance workouts combine music and traditional bodyweight exercises with rhythm and dance moves. The goal of these fitness videos is to motivate you to improve your endurance, strength, and coordination through music and rhythm.   How are dance workouts created?There is no set structure to a dance workout.…
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7 Arm Workouts for Tighter Triceps & Biceps

7 Arm Workouts for Tighter Triceps & Biceps

Tighten up your triceps! Getting rid of the so-called “bat wings” and achieving toned upper arms isn’t actually as difficult as you might think if you’re doing the right arm workouts. Your own body weight is more than sufficient to tighten up your triceps and biceps. You don’t need much space or even much time to do these 7 effective bodyweight training exercises at home or wherever you wish! 1. PlanksThe plank is an isometric exercise. This is a particular type of strength training in which the muscles are tensed, but their length does not change. Although all you have to…
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Sports Drinks Analysis ᐅ What to Drink when You Work Out (+ Recipe)

Sports Drinks Analysis ᐅ What to Drink when You Work Out (+ Recipe)

 You get homefrom a 30-minute run tired but happy. You’ve really earned a tall glass of juice, right? Maybe not. It’s true that you need to replenish lost fluids after exercise, but it’s very important to think about what you drink after sports. The duration and intensity of your workout determines what is the best drink to rehydrate effectively.H2: Why hydration is so important in sports The human body is made up of 50 to 70% water. This is why it is so important to rehydrate soon after working out. Are you drinking enough every day? Even just 2% dehydration will affect…
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Muscle Growth for Better Health and Weight Loss

Muscle Growth for Better Health and Weight Loss

Being thin is not the same as being healthy. If you are someone who has never been happy with their weight or shape or body type, it’s important to try to turn that around. One way to do that is to shift the focus away from losing weight and onto building strength for bone health, joint health, and mental health. You might be surprised to see that you lose weight and feel better about your body in the process.If you want to build lean muscle mass, adding strength training can help you burn more calories, even if you substitute it…
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Fitness For You

Fitness For You

 Buy Now   From: Carolyn HansenDear Health and Wellness Seeker...You woke up this morning and looked in the mirror. And you said in your head to yourself, “Man… what is going on here… I really need to get into shape. I feel so bad all the time, I don’t like the way I look and I really need to make a change!” But no matter how many times you say it you might be facing these issues: It’s all right; we’ve all been down that road. This might be the one and only time, fifth, or the twenty seventh time you’ve tried to get…
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