Let’s face it. Working out in the morning can just be hard.
It’s dark… your bed is comfy… and it’s just so easy to hit the snooze button.
We’ve all been there.
Maybe you tell yourself you’ll work out after work instead…
But then life happens and you have errands to run and dinner plans get made.
So you tell yourself you’ll work out the next morning…
But then. But then. But then!
It’s a vicious cycle.
Lucky for you, there’s a perfect little pocket of time right in the middle of your day that may just be the solution to your problem.
Maybe your lunch break is the time you should use for your workout.
Running for exercise requires very little equipment. A reliable treadmill, a pair of good running shoes, and a healthy dose of motivation will keep you going mile after mile!
Shoes may seem like a simple thing, but they are still very important. The wrong pair of running sneakers – or ones that are worn out – can cause a wide range of problems and injuries.
Your running shoes do a lot more than cushion your feet from a rough trail or your treadmill’s surface. They provide the entire foundation and support system to keep your body moving in perfect rhythm.
For most of us, running is a lifestyle… not just an occasional hobby.
So, when your life takes a sudden drastic turn – say, by having kids – there’s no reason your running lifestyle can’t continue.
Sure, kids take up a lot of time and energy. But that doesn’t mean you have to curb your love of running. If you need a little extra inspiration to start running with your kids in tow, just take a look at famed stroller-runner Cynthia Arnold.
As a new mother, Cynthia may just be the motivation you need to train for your next run… stroller running and all!
Have you ever felt like you needed to “blow off some steam” at the gym?
Your day was frustrating, your boss was on your back, and the parking ticket on your car just threw you into a blind rage.
So you headed to the gym, full of anger, and decided to pump some iron, beat on a punching bag, or run on the treadmill until you drop.
Yup… we’ve all been there.
It’s common for people to use exercise as a way to cope with anger. But a recent study shows this might not be the best idea.
It can actually put your health at great risk. How? Well, let’s dive into the research…Continue reading
These days, it seems everyone is training for either a half marathon or full marathon. We see 13.1 and 26.2 stickers gracing the bumpers of cars on the highway. And social media is full of triumphant photos of your friends crossing finish lines – hands in the air and smiling exhaustion painted on their faces.
It seems like the thing to do. But maybe there’s a better race out there?
Now, don’t get us wrong here. The half marathon and marathon are great races to try. It is extremely rewarding to achieve such a big goal.
But you don’t need to be working towards these particular distances just to earn membership to the cool kids running club. In fact, the 5K – just 3.1 miles – has a lot of really great perks.
So, open your mind. And let’s look at some of the reasons why your next race should be that little gem… a 5K.Continue reading
There is absolutely no reason why your treadmill workout should be boring.
In fact, manufacturers are working hard (and spending lots of money) to design innovative programs to keep you motivated and performing at your very best. We’ve actually seen this first hand on our visits to some of the top equipment company headquarters.
Many of the treadmills we’re seeing from top manufacturers like NordicTrack, Sole, Horizon, and ProForm have interactive technology built right into the consoles. Programs like Bowflex’s RunSocial even allow you to run virtually with a friend half way around the world!
Now, just in case all of these programs aren’t quite enough… we’ve compiled this list of apps that will help take your treadmill workouts to the next level. Download these programs onto your smart device and you’ll be drenched in sweat in no time flat!Continue reading