Athletes have often credited their victories to being 'in the zone.' It's a wonderful feeling of knowing how to move and what to do during an athletic activity, and being in the zone is an almost magical experience that makes you feel you can do no wrong.
Any notion that boxing is just for boys couldn't be more wrong. These days, models (including Gigi Hadid and Adriana Lima), fashion bloggers, and others are becoming boxing devotees, putting the workout right up there with cult favorites a la Ballet Barre, Soul Cycle, and Model Fit. In other words? Boxing is cool and empowering, and its female followers are redefining what it means to "hit like a girl."
If you want to fill your grocery cart with foods that'll keep you satisfied, slim and overall healthy, your smartest strategy is to first look at the ingredients list (or, even better, buy whole foods that don't have an ingredients list). Words you can't pronounce? Lots of sneaky names for sugar? Put it back on the shelf.
Whether it seems like it or not, warmer weather is coming, and that means parents need to focus on kids' sun protection. According to the Centers for Control and Prevention, unprotected skin can be damaged by UV rays in just 15 minutes of exposure, and it recommends a combination of prevention methods, including having little ones wear a hat that shades the face, scalp, neck and ears.
"I had my hydroseal outfit on, neoprene socks, gloves and helmet. I shoved off at the bottom of the rapids. There was blowing snow and the water was very black. It was treacherous, stark and extremely beautiful. The danger was the black water because it covered up rocks, and if I hit a rock in midstream it could take my life." - Will Steger, from his 2014 solo boundary waters trip during spring break-up.
If you ran a NASTAR race course at any of the more than 100 resorts which offer the event, you may have been fast enough to qualify for the NASTAR Nationals. Qualifiers have now been listed on the website (http://www.nastar.com); snail mail notifications will be sent out soon.
Experts agree that proper hydration is critical for health and wellness, but anyone lugging around a clunky water bottle on a hike or jog will tell you it's not exactly convenient. Marketed as the "anti-water bottle," Vapur's Element Anti-Bottle may be the answer we're looking for. It's made from a BPA-free material that's flexible enough to roll up once it's empty, saving much-needed space in your pack.
Colleen Cleary decided she would not worry about what she couldn't control, but that she would fight her breast cancer in the one way she could - not just with surgery and chemotherapy, but grinding away on the pedals of an indoor Schwinn bicycle when the temperature outside dipped well below zero.
Perhaps my story is not all that uncommon, but it still feels pretty unbelievable (or terrifyingly unhealthy) to admit that I didn't exercise for 10 straight years. I lived my life, woke up, ate food, went to work, and carried on without so much as breaking a sweat. No cardio, no conditioning, no heart-pumping movement or muscle-toning repetitions. Nada. Zero. Zip. Zilch.
If you're one of the 92 percent of people whose New Year's resolutions have lost their luster, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology, you may not only be feeling unhealthy - you may be thinking you're a total failure.
Can't resist the call of the crunchy, salty or sugary snack fix? You're not alone. According to a survey published by the USDA, snacking has doubled over the past 30 years. On average, these snacks contribute 1/4 of the calories we consume on a given day - leading to the logical conclusion that if you're trying to slim down, adjusting your snacking habits could be a smart step to jumpstart your weight-loss journey.
From 1776 to 1994, the northernmost tip of the San Francisco Peninsula was fortified as a military outpost guarding the entrance to the bay. Known to this day as “the Presidio,” it is transected by Highway 101 as it heads north to the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge.
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