Workout Tips

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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Which workout class is right for you?

Lifting weights and running on the treadmill can become very tedious and monotonous. Workout classes are a fun and exciting way to get your exercise in for the day. Each workout class has different benefits and works specific body parts. Many…

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Should this hurt? Things to consider before trying CrossFit

When it comes to working out, there’s always a curiosity to try out new exercises that we hear about through friends, or read about on social media. One in particular is CrossFit. CrossFit has been around for a decade and…

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How to stay fit when you have diabetes

Diabetes is one of the most common chronic health conditions in the US, affecting about 26 million Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The condition, characterized by high blood sugar levels, can impact someone’s health in…

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