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Do You Know Your Cardiorespiratory Fitness Level? 16Aug
2019

Do You Know Your Cardiorespiratory Fitness Level?

FRIDAY, Aug. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- You might know your blood pressure and cholesterol numbers, but do you know your cardiorespiratory fitness level? Experts at the American Heart Association think this number...
The Return of a Training Classic for Runners

The Return of a Training Classic for Runners

14 August 2019
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- With running, proper form is essential for everything from desired speed to injury prevention. But for many people, muscle memory has locked in less-than-perfect form. A...
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- With running, proper form is essential for everything from desired speed to injury prevention. But for many people, muscle memory has locked in less-than-perfect form. A very simple technique, popularized in the 19th century by chemist-turned-runner W.G. George and re-introduced a few years ago by reporter and author Christopher McDougall, offers a re-set. Known as the 100-Up, it involves two stages. First you need to master the Minor -- 30 knee raises, much like marching in place, done with perfect form. Stand with shoulders over hips over ankles, feet about eight inches apart. Then bring your left knee forward and up to hip level as you press your left elbow back behind you. Return to start and repeat up to 30 times. Then repeat with...
The Effects of Exercise on Your Appetite

The Effects of Exercise on Your Appetite

13 August 2019
TUESDAY, Aug. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Are you hungry after you exercise? That might not be a problem if you're at a healthy weight, but if you're trying to shed extra pounds, the calories you take in could...
TUESDAY, Aug. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Are you hungry after you exercise? That might not be a problem if you're at a healthy weight, but if you're trying to shed extra pounds, the calories you take in could replace the ones you just worked so hard to burn off. For decades, researchers have tried to find out whether the intensity and/or duration of exercise could play a role in limiting hunger immediately and in the hours afterwards. Some, but not all, studies found that very high-intensity interval training (or HIIT) can cut your appetite. HIIT typically involves alternating 30 or 60 seconds of all-out effort with one to two minutes of rest, a pattern that you repeat for the 20 to 30 minutes of a workout. Other research found that longer workouts, up to 90 minutes, are effective...
Personal Trainers' Top Tips

Personal Trainers' Top Tips

8 August 2019
THURSDAY, Aug. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Ever wonder what top trainers tell their best clients? Personal trainers excel in mapping out individualized exercise programs. And they also offer insights that can help...
THURSDAY, Aug. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Ever wonder what top trainers tell their best clients? Personal trainers excel in mapping out individualized exercise programs. And they also offer insights that can help fitness buffs stay motivated. Here are some of their best tips: Remember the cliche "Rome wasn't built in a day" and take a long-term view of your goals. Just as you can't lose 10 pounds overnight, it will take time to develop muscle and get you closer to the body you desire. It's great to have an image of more defined pecs or glutes in your mind; just give yourself time to get there. Don't rush through your workouts. That leads to bad form, which is not only ineffective but a setup for injury. If you're not sure how to do an exercise, don't waste time struggling -- get...
When to Replace Athletic Shoes
8 August 2019

When to Replace Athletic Shoes

THURSDAY, Aug. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you've made a financial commitment to athletic shoes, no doubt you want your money's worth. But it's important to replace them when you see specific signs of wear. Doing so will help prevent injury and allow you to work out at peak performance. According to the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine, there are four main shoe components that can break down or wear out. When any of the following signs of wear occur, it's time to replace the shoes: The tough outer sole on the bottom of the shoe has worn through to the midsole or is worn down more on one side than the other. The midsole, the layer between the outer sole and the upper, has worn out and no longer provides cushioning and stability. You might see creasing or unevenness...
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