July 16, 2013 / Category: Fitness Advisor
As summer gets into full swing, it’s more important than ever to keep an eye on your hydration. Without it, your body can’t produce the sweat it needs to regulate your core body temperature during workouts. This can lead to dehydration, leaving you dealing with dizziness, muscle cramps, headaches and even heat stroke.
So to avoid the side effects of dehydration, here are some worthwhile water-drinking tips to beat the summer heat:
July 09, 2013 / Category: Fitness Advisor
Stretching isn't only a great way to cool down from a workout, but can also help expand your range of motion and help muscles repair more quickly for another workout. Perform static stretches at the end of your workouts when muscles are still warm and hold each stretch for 20 to 40 seconds to reap the benefits.
Take a nod from our yogi friends, and try using some tried-and-true yoga poses as part of your post-workout stretching routine.
July 01, 2013 / Category: Fitness Advisor
Choosing the right running shoe can mean the difference between a great run and a bad experience. Running in old shoes or the wrong shoes can lead to discomfort, pain and even injuries. And now that running shoes are built more hi-tech than ever, shopping for a shoe can be confusing and expensive. Here are some tips for choosing the right shoe:
Purchase shoes for the sport you will be doing. Most sporting goods stores carry a variety of shoes for different activities like walking, running, basketball, tennis and aerobics. If you’ll be combining several sports or activities, look for cross trainers as another alternative. No matter the activity variety, if you’re going to be doing a lot of running, skip the cross trainers and invest in a good pair of running shoes.