Add Race Walking to Your Routine

Due to increased hip rotation, which allows for quicker speed, race walkers’ feet strike in an almost straight line―as if on a balance beam. This provides a more fluid stride, and feet hit the ground with less impact than running or normal walking―meaning potentially fewer injuries to feet, knees, hips, and back. The strict heel […]

Pool Workout

4 pool moves to soothe and strengthen your body. Push-Ups START: Face side of pool with hands on top of pool edge about shoulder distance apart, fingers spread and arms extended. MOVE: Push down on side of pool, lifting upper body out of the water, but stop halfway, maintaining a bend in elbows. Press shoulders back […]

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Which is Better: Diet or Exercise?

If you really want to see that number on the scale drop, what you put in your mouth matters most. People who simply cut calories to slim down lose about 2 pounds a week, says a study in the International Journal of Obesity and Related Metabolic Disorders. At the same time, people who exercise but don’t […]

Cold Weather Exercise

Finding time to exercise is hard enough when it’s sunny and warm; but when the temps drop, wind blows and the flurries start to fly, making the time for exercise seems to become that much more difficult.  There are plenty of great outdoor activities that you can partake in to keep your activity level up […]