Workout Tips

What are you watching on TV during your workout?

Watching TV tends to be counterproductive for engaging in physical activity.  This is probably because people typically watch TV while they’re sitting on the couch. Ironically, many gyms have televisions lined up side by side, across the walls in front…

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Running tattoo is permanent reminder to pursue health for one Michigan man

The tattoo on Wyoming resident Tom Popma’s left calf is officially the Fifth Third Riverbank Run logo. For Popma, it’s much more than that. It’s become an almost talismanic reminder for the 32-year-old to never return to unhealthy habits he’s…

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Which is better: Working out in the morning, or in the afternoon?

When someone asks a fitness trainer what time of day is best to work out, I’m pretty sure they all have different answers.  That is because the answer is different for everyone. This seems to be one of those things…

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Solutions for shin splints

When it comes to running injuries, shin splints are as common as they are painful. The sharp pain along the front of the lower leg has several causes, including flat feet, tight calf muscles and high-impact workout routines. The good…

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Four ways to break through your workout plateaus

If you have been working out consistently but have not seen any results, or have you seen results previously, but now your body composition has stayed the same. There is no need to fear, you have simply hit a workout…

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Mental tricks to make every run feel easier

Have you found yourself experiencing a challenging run recently? We’ve all had those days where something just doesn’t click and the entire workout feels like an uphill battle. But while some running obstacles obviously have to do with injuries, most…

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Are you a runner? Watch out for this injury!

While the most well-known running injuries are shin splints and pulled hamstrings, there’s another one that anyone who likes to run needs to know about. Runner’s knee, also known as Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS), accounts for a whopping 20 percent…

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Find out why Michigan was made for trail running

Sick of pounding the pavement? Take your next run to a nearby trail instead! Hoofing it over hills and through trees is a great way to perk up a boring routine and will help you take advantage of how beautiful…

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The 10,000 steps challenge: Too many, or not enough?

So it’s the beginning of the month and you’re about to begin your new walking program as part of your healthy lifestyle. You’ve consulted your physician who has given you the green light to practice walking long distance (check), you’ve…

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