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Keep Running Past Your 50’s

stretching exercises while working out in the waterfront area

by Kathy Doubleday DPT, OCS

As we age, staying physically active becomes increasingly crucial for overall well-being, but common misconceptions often discourage people from taking up running, especially after hitting the milestone age of 50.

You may have heard myths like “Running is too hard on the joints at my age” or “I’m too old to start running now.” But what if these assumptions are holding you back from experiencing a wealth of benefits that running can offer? Continue Reading →

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Breaking Barriers: Vitality at Every Stage: Senior Fitness Strategies for Lifelong Well-being

Published on Dec 9th 2023
It is a great victory to achieve a meaningful life and to flourish at any stage of life. Yet, vitality is a reachable substance whether you are young or old. Health does not live side-by-side with age; rather it shines through it. For senior fitness, this does not mean just doing routine exercises like walking or cycling but enjoying all of life’s pleasures and appreciating your body to become healthier, mentally, physically, and spiritually. This article explores crucial pathways that give meaning and fullness to each phase leading to a holistic existence. Continue Reading →

4 Different Ways to Soothe Sore Muscles After a Workout — Which is Best for You?

Published on Dec 7th 2023

After rigorous training, your muscles often ache, leaving you in discomfort. This soreness is natural and signifies that your body is rebuilding itself after the workout. However, this doesn’t mean you have to endure the pain silently.

There are several strategies to alleviate post-workout muscle soreness. These include rest, using heat or cold packs, having a massage or even taking over-the-counter pain medications. In this article, we’ll explore these four options in more detail and see which might be the best fit for you. Continue Reading →

Sore Muscles and Joints? Try These 7 Techniques to Recover Faster After a Workout

Published on December 6th 2023

Muscle and joint discomfort post-workout is a common challenge many fitness enthusiasts face. This pain and stiffness often discourage people from sticking to their wellness journey. However, adopting specific techniques can transform this experience, promoting faster recovery and better performance over time. In this article, we will delve into practical strategies that can significantly alleviate post-workout soreness, ensuring speedy recovery and overall health for an easier fitness journey! Continue Reading →

Natural Runners’ High: Integrating CBD and Plant-Based Supplements into Marathon Prep

Published on December 2nd 2023

As marathon runners, we’re always on the lookout for ways to enhance our performance, speed up recovery, and maintain our overall health and well-being during intense training periods. While regular training and a balanced diet are the cornerstones of any marathon preparation, there’s a growing interest in the role of supplements, particularly CBD and plant-based options, in boosting endurance and aiding recovery. Continue Reading →

What Are The Best Exercises to Build a Strong Core?

Published on November 30th 2023

The core refers to deep abdominal and back muscles attached to the spine. In simpler words, it’s the torso. And since the torso is what powers all the movements of our body, it’s important to strengthen its muscles.

However, building a strong core is not an overnight process. You must do workouts for several months. Even if you choose the most effective way, like an ab wheel to strengthen your core, it’s going to take at least four weeks. Continue Reading →

Can Nootropics Enhance Your Workout Performance? Eight Things to Know

Published on October 23, 2023

Often referred to as smart drugs or cognitive enhancers, nootropics are substances that have the potential to improve mental abilities such as memory, focus, and creativity.

However, nootropics are not an invention of modern science. Many traditional medicinal practices have used natural substances with these properties for millennia. Ginseng and Ginkgo Biloba are classic examples. So, both natural and synthesized nootropics are available. Continue Reading →

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6 Factors That Make it More Likely You’ll Suffer a Knee Injury While Taking Part in Extreme Sport

Published on September 27, 2023

Participating in extreme sports is thrilling, but it also puts you at a higher risk of knee injuries. Understanding these risks and the factors that amplify them can help you avoid potential harm. Here’s a breakdown of a few crucial aspects to be aware of for safe sporting experiences. Continue Reading →

7 Ways to Help Someone Stay Fit

Published on July 12, 2023

It is rare to find a friend who is trying to stay fit without a clear goal in mind. Whether they are doing it to fulfill a long-time fitness goal or running to support a cause close to their heart, as a valued member of their support network you can really show up and be there for them in many different ways. Below, there are seven big things you can do to help them. Continue Reading →