8 Tips to Staying Active During Finals Week

  College students encounter extraordinary stress during their academic careers, specifically during mid-terms and finals weeks. Juggling classes, studying, jobs, personal relationships, and life, in general, can be overwhelming.   Good News! Exercise is not only beneficial for physical health but also enhances mental health and academic success.   Research has shown time and time…

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Love to swim, bike and run? Consider a triathlon.

Throughout the pandemic, people have struggled to find safe sport options. Triathlons offer individuals the opportunity to safely participate in a socially distant competition while pushing their physical and mental boundaries. Triathlons first became popular in the 1970s in Southern California. The international standard features individuals competing for the fastest time in a 1.5-kilometer swim,…

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Becoming a Certified Personal Trainer

BECOMING A CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER Becoming a personal trainer has elevated not only my professional career but also my personal development as a health and fitness enthusiast. After getting certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), I have a better appreciation and understanding of how exercise influences not only the musculoskeletal system but…

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Strength Training for Runners

  Taking a comprehensive approach to running will ensure a stronger and healthier runner. By incorporating strength training into weekly workouts, runners can experience increased speed, improved imbalances, enhanced mobility, and decreased risk of injury. Additionally, strength training can improve body composition by maintaining and/or increasing lean body mass and decreasing percentage of body fat.…

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Running in Chilly Weather: Prep for Warmth!

Although running in the winter might not be every runner’s favorite, it doesn’t have to be miserable if you prepare! In fact, it can be very enjoyable and beautiful. Follow these chilly–weather–running–tips to enjoy your next chilly run. Keep Extremities Warm Our body reacts to cold temperatures by reducing blood flow to the hands and…

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Road Running Safety Checklist

Training for a race will almost always require you to run outside on the roads. It is great to train outside because that is where you will be racing, but it’s imperative to be SAFE and SMART especially if you’re new to the area or to the running route.   Check off these safety boxes…

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Why and How to Warm Up for a Run

Actively warming up prepares your body physically and mentally for the demands of running. A proper warm up not only enhances performance but is also crucial to injury risk reduction.     Why Warmup?  Increases core body temperature   Improves range of motion  Activates the central nervous system  Boosts blood flow to the muscles you rely on…

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