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Running Tips : How to Control Breathing While Running

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Run. Breathe. Run. Breathe. It seems as natural as - well - breathing. But sometimes it just doesn't seem to come easily and you wind up winded and having to stop running in order to catch your breath. Sound familiar?

Top 7 Ways to Stay Fit without Signing Up For the Gym

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Getting fit and staying that way doesn’t necessarily need to cost you a lot of money or even time, and while you may think that joining a gym will provide you with incentive to work out, it doesn’t often work that way. Incentive starts with you; all you need is a good plan and a variety of different activities to keep you motivated and challenged. The following seven tips will help you stay fit without ever setting foot inside a gym.

The Five Health Benefits of Walking

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"The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." We often hear this proverb but never really give ourselves the time to even just step out of the door to go outside and take a stroll. Walking is probably the oldest and simplest form of exercise ever known to man. But do you know that walking has a lot of benefits aside from building your calf muscles?

Exercise Can Help Relieve Lower Back Pain

If you are one of the millions of people that suffer from lower back pain, then you need to know that exercise can do wonders for you. When it comes to relieving lower back pain, exercise provides more long term relief than any back pills that your doctor can give you. The fact is, pills only serve to mask the problem by providing temporary relief of the pain, but the problem that is causing much of the pain is still there. Exercise will strengthen the muscles that support your back and improve flexibility thus greatly reducing the chances of future attacks.

Stretching For Runners - How, When and What to Focus On

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Stretching can be a relaxing and enjoyable part of your running training. It can also reduce soreness, improve your performance and keep you on the roads or track. Knowing how and when and what muscles to focus on, makes it easy to add flexibility exercises to your workouts.

Tips For Injury Free Running

Contrary to popular belief, running should not hurt your body. It is the way you run that is doing the damage and causing pain. Sadly, for many runners, injury becomes a regular inconvenience and a way of life, something that just has to be dealt with and endured. Running is a sport that has a competitive aspect to it.  When competition comes before knowledge, the goal changes from minimizing stress to the body to minimize running time.  This is when injuries begin to surface.  However, with a little practice on technique, injuries are reduced drastically, stress to the body diminishes, and personal running times can be greatly improved.  Remember, speed comes after form.

Stretching Routine Basics - Guidelines for Implementing a Safe Stretching Routine

People are often questioning whether or not they should to be implementing a stretching routine into their daily activities. The things they should be asking are when and how they should be stretching. Stretching increases your flexibility, which will give you greater range of motion and will lower your chance for an injury.

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