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What Do the Olympics Say About Us?

We have all waited two long years for these days to come. Whether we know it or not, the Olympics will run a lot of what we do for the next couple of weeks. And why is that? Because of what they represent.

Olympians represent 3 things: They represent our countries. When an American wins, America wins, when an Englishman wins, England wins, etc. It is what unites our countries in one common goal. They represent our generations. Olympians do not just compete against one another; they compete against everyone before them. The athletes in the games have trained

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Posted by cborgers on July 27, 2012 | Categories: Diet and Nutrition, Exercise

How to Start Exercising Again

he most frustrating part of living a healthy lifestyle is the exercise aspect. The worst part about it is that so many people used to be very active, but for whatever reason have lost their drive, and ultimately stopped exercising all together. If this is you here are some tips on how you can get back into the motion of exercising again.

What are your commitments?

1. What are you short-term goals? Setting goals gives you something to aim for when you are exercising. Short-term goals are ones that you try to   reach in

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Posted by cborgers on June 13, 2012 | Categories: Exercise

5 Workout Tips for Baby Boomers

Working out is important at all ages, but as we get older, many of us tend to let the exercise slide. We get caught up in other activities, or for many, it's discouraging because we aren't as flexible as we used to be! However, working out is important and can be a preventative treatment for any problems associated with aging. Below are five workout tips to consider for baby boomers.

1. Start Off Right - Not adequately preparing for working out can make the whole experience painful and not enjoyable. First, you should be hydrated before

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Posted by cborgers on June 10, 2012 | Categories: Exercise, The Five

5 Mood-Boosting Yoga Poses

You may think that yoga is overrated, but it improves flexibility, circulation, and new research shows, can boost your mood! Here are 5 yoga poses to push you towards your happy place!

1. Downward Facing Dog - This pose circulates blood to the head and stretches the back. First, you will need to start on all fours, with hands under your shoulders. Curl your toes, take a breath, and, as you exhale, press into your hands, lifting your hips back. Holding the pose, keep your spine straight (bending your knees if need be) and your weight resting evenly between

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Posted by cborgers on June 10, 2012 | Categories: Exercise, Mental Health, The Five

3 Ways to Help You Learn to Love Running

Picture this:  it's 7:00 a.m., your alarm is going off, and you all you want to do is hit the snooze button, just one more time. (Really you're thinking 3 more times.) Does this sound like you? For many, it is just plain hard to wake up in the morning to go for a run, or even after work, because we work hard and feel we need the break.

What's the easiest way to learn to love running:  just doing it consistently!

According to a new study in the Journal of

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Posted by cborgers on June 10, 2012 | Categories: Exercise, Health News, Weight Loss

Walking Everyday CAN Make a Difference

 

New research reported at the American Heart Association’s annual meeting on Epidemiology and Prevention/Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism in San Diego, shows that walking briskly everyday can reduce your chance of becoming obese on a genetic level. Walking an hour a day can reduce the weight-promoting effect of certain genes by 50%, while watching TV a few hours a day does just the opposite.

 

The study involved more than 12,000 men and women enrolled in the long-running Nurses’ Health Study and Health Professionals Follow-Up Study, which track

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Posted by cborgers on June 10, 2012 | Categories: Exercise, Health News

5 Workout Tips for Success

Some of us may have kept those New Year's Resolutions, but many of us probably just forgot about them. If any of them were related to exercise, here are 5 tips to help you get back on board and be successful!

1. Be Consistent - One study shows that it can take upwards of 5 weeks before exercise feels like a routine and isn't "hard" anymore. That may seem like a long time, but by picking consistent days to go to the gym and having a routine at the gym can really help ensure that you go! No

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Posted by cborgers on June 10, 2012 | Categories: Exercise, The Five

7 Lazy Ways to Ramp up your Health

Let's face it, we don't always want to go to the gym, eat the salad everyday, or forgo that delicious cheesecake when we are out to eat. Never fear, here are 7 ways that you can help improve your health without putting in the extra effort.

1. Eat Protein to Ward Off Weight Gain - You may not have to stress so much about cutting calories. Instead, eat more protein, as it keeps you feeling fuller longer than carbohydrates or fat. Foods rich in protein are also filled with zinc and B vitamins, both of which strengthen

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Posted by cborgers on June 10, 2012 | Categories: Diet and Nutrition, Exercise, Health News, Weight Loss

What Running Shoe is Right for You?

There seem to be more and more shoes out on the market, but here is quick guide on the types of shoes available, so you feel more confident when you get your next pair of running shoes! Staying healthy isn't just about taking supplements and vitamins, but eating right AND exercising! (If you don't understand "pronation," look at the end of the article first, then start with "cushioned shoes.")

Cushioned Shoes

You should wear cushioned shoes if you are a runner who needs maximum midsole cushioning and minimum medial (arch-side) support.

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Posted by cborgers on June 08, 2012 | Categories: Exercise, Health News

Healthy Apps: The Growing Popularity of Fitness and Well-Being Apps

Reblogged from Infographic

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Posted by cborgers on June 08, 2012 | Categories: Exercise, Health News

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