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How to Maintain a Healthy Immune System While Training for a Marathon

It is no secret that training for a marathon is no walk in the park. It takes a significant amount of time, discipline, and effort to be successful at marathon training. The amount of preparation it takes to train for a marathon can certainly take a toll on your body which is why many are concerned about maintaining their immune system while going through their training program. So, how does one stay healthy throughout such a grueling process? This article will provide some tips and tricks that help even the most seasoned runners reach the finish line of their training program. Continue Reading →

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Benefits of CBD for Professional Action-Sport Athletes

Many professional athletes, from soccer legend Megan Rapinoe to extreme surfer Albee Layer, use CBD for its purported health benefits.

Numerous medical studies have highlighted CBD’s impact on pain, inflammation, anxiety, focus, and even energy.

Because of this, it’s no surprise that many extreme-sport athletes are curious about how useful CBD may be for both training and competition recovery. But how much do we really know about this compound? Continue Reading →

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Are Endurance Athletes More Prone to Oxidative Stress?

If there’s one thing any endurance athlete knows, it’s that proper oxygenation is key to performance. Whether you run, bike, swim or are fond of combining all three, breathing is at the heart of training and execution. The name of the game is maintaining your target heart rate, to keep blood pumping and to ensure your body gets the oxygen it needs to keep you moving at peak performance. Continue Reading →

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Is this Pain Really an Injury or Not?

4 Steps to Identify if you need to engage in a Formal Rehabilitation Protocol or just Rest

Runners are accustomed to a certain amount discomfort. Training can be hard and uncomfortable at times which is exactly why it’s so rewarding and addicting.

It can get a bit confusing when it comes to physical injuries and pain. Most runners have experienced that out of nowhere pain in a foot, knee or hip that had us wondering if we should really keep running.

Then just as suddenly as it appeared, it faded away. How about the all too common sentiment: “It takes me 2-3 miles just to feel warmed up from all my aches and pains.” Continue Reading →

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How to Self-Treat a Calf Strain/Pull

If you have ever suffered from a “pulled” or strained calf muscle, you know that running is difficult to near impossible and even walking can be an issue.

Calf injuries are common and occur in both competitive and recreational athletes of all kinds (such as runners, soccer players, basketball players, gymnasts, and dancers) and are frequently seen in weekend warriors as well as active individuals.

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How physical activity helps people battle addiction

The widespread “diseases of civilization,” such as changes in the lifestyle of a modern person, the presence of a large number of stress factors, and external pollution, prompts scientists to search for effective means of their prevention. One such remedy, recognized by WHO, is to increase the level of physical activity – a simple and affordable method to reduce the risk for many pathological conditions, including metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes mellitus, and diseases of the cardiovascular system. Continue Reading →

Calf Exercises For Toned And Strong Legs

Why should you work your calves?
Balance and correct proportions are staples of an attractive figure. You may have seen how people who tend to skip leg days have buffed upper body but thin and weak leg muscles. Such figures look disproportionately developed, and therefore a bit cartoonish and comic. And the same goes for separate parts of the body. So, if you want to have nice-looking toned legs, you need to perform calf exercises along with exercises that target your quads, hamstrings, and glutes, which are slightly more popular among fitness enthusiasts. Calf exercises will not only promote more balanced muscle development but also help you burn calories, improve your leg strength, and boost your calf flexibility. Continue Reading →

Outdoor Workouts for Any Weather

Picture this: you’re hiking a trail in the late summer with the sunshine on your face. You’re listening to the sounds in the trees around you while getting your heart rate pumping and feeling the bend of the stony path under your feet. Exercising in the great, green outdoors is a fantastic way to improve your body’s health and feel connected to the world around you simultaneously.
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