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Even with all of the modern conveniences of life today it can still be very hard for people to find or make time for exercise. Those who commute long distances to and from work can certainly attest to this. The United States Department of Health and Humans Services recommends that people get 150 minutes of physical activity per week at a moderate intensity or 75 minutes per week of vigorous activity. If you are guilty of skipping your physical activity try some of these tips.
1) Make a plan
> An old Staff Sergeant of mine used to say that “Not having a plan is planning to fail.” One of the best ways to make something stick is to find a chunk of time that you will be able to exercise and enter it into your cell phone calendar as a repeating event the same way you would…
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Nobody needs to know the benefits of running when they first add it in their routine. Walkers who switched to running have discovered that it enhances positive feelings, elates the body and mind. While running, the person puts himself through various challenges of fatigue, aches and more physical work. Not to worry, because this is just a sequence of gearing up. All athletes and runners will experience an afterglow and mind revitalization that is part of the sport.
The endless list of rewards just keeps on coming for the rest of the day even after your routine ends. Consider a small list of rewards that will change your mind and compel you switch plain walking to running.
- It uses more calories
- It is more relaxing and rejuvenating
- It improves the tendency of the body for sustained physical energy
- It offers a sense of accomplishment
- It has more freedom than any…
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Morning runners may get their workouts out of the way, but Summer is the perfect time for a cool evening run. Here’s how to motivate to get jogging after work instead of heading for the couch.
If you’re tired: Heat, humidity, and hectic days can make it difficult to look forward to a run after work. To help motivate you to get out there, use a few tricks to re-energize. Drinking lots of water or an iced decaf coffee or eating a pre-workout snack in the afternoon can be all you need to get back on track.
If you’re busy: Between dinners with friends and entertaining out-of-school kids, your Summer calendar is filling up fast. But if you find that you’re skipping out on your runs because your evenings fill with errands and events, it’s time to make your fitness a priority. Put your runs on the…
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I’m all about clearance items, bargain bins, super sales you name it. I mean really. do you NEED to have the latest shoe? I don’t. Sure they may come with spoilers or super moisture wick 3000 uppers but I bet last years version will do you just fine. You want to save 50% more or less on your shoes? Check the clearance and closeout areas of you favorite brick and mortar stores. If you know what shoe you need and get them online, then you will probably find even better deals. Even the top shoe manufactures such as Brooks, Saucony, Nike etc. have pretty good deals if you look. Here are some places to get you started.