There's always a slump at some point of the workday when you need that pick-me-up. Sure, it's easy to gravitate toward snacking, but why not get your blood pumping, instead? A recent study found that lunchtime walks can drastically improve your workday by bettering "enthusiasm, relaxation and nervousness," which goes a long way for an employee's productivity. If slipping away from the desk isn't as easy a task, have no fear - there's always a way to use your office as a workout.
If you want to stay in good athletic shape for your sport, it will take more than just regular gym workouts, or even practicing your game. As the saying goes, "It isn't practice that makes perfect, it's perfect practice that makes perfect."
As the only person in the Jewish Community Center yoga class wearing baggy jeans, an untucked button-down shirt, and soft-soled clunky gray shoes, Richmond Punch clearly isn't here to perfect his downward-facing dog pose.
If you're planning on any outdoor activity this winter, remember that the protection of your clothing all starts with the baselayer. That means you shouldn't skimp on a knockoff brand or cheap cotton material and expect to stay warm and dry. A product like SmartWool's Women's NTS Mid 250 Full Zip Hoody has everything you need: a form-fitting design, wickable fabric for cold-weather performance and flatlock seams to minimize chafing.
The Exchequer Mountain Bike Park that is being built at Lake McClure is an exciting addition to the Merced area. It’s great that many of California’s most popular destinations are within a 21/2-hour drive, but it’s even better to see good recreation being developed closer to home – places where families, friends and individuals can make memories while enjoying a healthy challenge.
The annual freestyle World Cup at Park City's Deer Valley wasn't packed with athletes this January. Most national team athletes were already in Austria, training for the freestyle World Championships less than a week away.
There's a reason why super-fit celebs like Sandra Bullock, Amanda Seyfried and Kim Kardashian reportedly love hot treadmill workouts like Barry's Bootcamp - the treadmill gets it done. The popular gym machine can burn up to 600 calories an hour (more if you incorporate sprints) and it's also a super convenient way to sweat, since you can find one in just about any fitness club or home gym.
Chronic or occasional aches and pains can ravage your workout routine and your overall sense of well-being. While professional massages may provide some relief, they can also be costly and time consuming. For those seeking a treatment they can do themselves at home, the MELT method, a program developed by a manual therapist to help people treat their own pain, may be worth a try - and its soft body roller is a good starting point.
Let's face it: Finding a workout that fits your needs can be overwhelming. There are gym memberships, hundreds of fitness classes, fancy cardio equipment, weight machines and all those exercise DVDs we see in infomercials. Surely, doing some form of exercise is better than nothing, but how do we know if it is something we will stick to and see results from?