How many times have you seen runners or hikers 'warm up' by bending over to touch their toes, or putting a leg up on a car bumper or park bench? Perhaps you've even done that kind of pre-activity stretching yourself.
When you're looking for protection from both the sun and the rain outdoors, nothing beats a portable canopy like the Sport-Brella. Made from 210D polyester that provides maximum sun protection (UPF 50-plus) and water resistance, it opens to 8-feet-wide and has protective side flaps for full coverage.
Ben Donovan was a 24-year-old, hand-to-hand combat trooper in the Army when he was diagnosed with RSD - reflex sympathy dystrophy syndrome. The rare nerve disorder has, in the five years since, left him in pain, "all day, every day."
If you hate stretching before exercising, you're certainly not alone. It can be boring and it may seem like a waste of time. However, static stretching doesn't improve performance or prevent injury prior to activity, according to Eric Cressey, C.S.C.S., a Massachusetts-based trainer who works with professional and Olympic athletes.
I had a note a while back from the folks at Valencell, a company that develops biometric sensor technology. To be honest, I hadn't heard of it until that email, but there was no doubt there are a ton of other companies I've never heard of either.
I parked my car, crossed through Grand Portage State Park's spacious visitor center and stepped onto a paved path on the far side. Immediately, I sensed the urgent rush of Pigeon River's High Falls. The cascades were half a mile away, but already the raging waters murmured like a busy freeway, a noise that grew with each step.
Dennis George and I laugh after scaling an 800-foot pinnacle in Yosemite National Park, aware that some would call us bold while others would call us crazy. But we also know there are those far more extreme.
The N.C. Senate on Tuesday passed a state farm bill that includes measures that would move regulation of captive deer from the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission to the state Department of Agriculture.
You might soon take your bike out for the first ride of spring, or maybe you've already started riding it. But something doesn't feel right! The pedals seem harder to push. Turning the wheel takes more effort. You're on really easy terrain. What could be wrong?
It's probably safe to say we all wish we lived healthier lives, full of many 6 a.m. yoga classes and absolutely zero 10 p.m. ice cream sundaes. Alas, life. Still, bettering oneself is a noble pursuit. To inspire you to live healthier each day, we've rounded up 14 simple habits that make all the difference.
The pushup reigns supreme as one of the best bodyweight exercises for upper body, core strength and total body coordination - but only if you do it right. Doing the popular move wrong could rob you of strength and potentially set you up for injury. So before you crank out another rep, make sure your pushups aren't falling victim to these all-too-common mistakes, courtesy of 24-Hour Fitness Manager Joshua Buchbinder, M.S., CPT:
Forget the days when your headphones become a tangled mess mid-run. Wireless headphones are the way to go, and SOUL Electronics' Run Free Pro series has all of the features needed for a happy workout. Equipped with Bluetooth 4.0 technology that syncs with your phone in seconds after initial setup, the headphones offer up to eight hours of music playtime and calling capability.
George Ruh, 72, has always been active, even athletic and healthy - at least he thought he was. Then in November, while out dancing with his wife, Janette, "I broke out in a cold sweat, and I knew it was a heart attack."
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