Registering to run 26.2 miles is easy enough—it’s the training that tires out so many. Only a select few people actually have the stamina to train for months toward completing such a massive goal: Running a full marathon. But what is it like to actually train for one of these runs? We spoke with two marathon runners about the ups and downs of training for—and … Continue reading Here’s What It’s Really Like to Train For Your First Marathon
Have you ever climbed a flight or two of stairs in a rush and felt completely winded by the time you got to the top? If so, you’re not alone. No matter what kind of shape you’re in, a short climb up the stairs seems to be the one thing that gets you super out of breath. Here’s why it happens and how you can … Continue reading Here’s Why Walking up the Stairs Makes You So Damn Tired
Running has benefits that go further than just improving physical shape. If you’re dealing with anxiety or depression, running can actually positively impact your brain in ways that are similar to therapy. Even if you’re just dealing with stress, going for a morning jog or heading out on a run after work can help stabilize your mood in ways you probably didn’t know. Exercise stabilizes … Continue reading Running Has a True Connection to Depression and Anxiety Relief — Here’s Why
HIIT workouts, or high intensity interval training workouts, are a form of exercise that involves quick bursts of strength and cardio intermixed with short recovery periods. It’s an all-then-nothing approach to working out, rather than just keeping a steady pace for a long time. They’re a popular workout trend, but how good are they for your body? They’re extremely efficient HIIT workouts only require about … Continue reading Are HIIT Workouts As Effective As Everyone Thinks?
A great workout starts with a great workout plan. You don’t want to arrive at the gym on cardio day and spend five minutes trying to decide if you should hop on the elliptical or the treadmill. While you might have one machine that you prefer over the other, a question still remains: is one actually better for you? We compared factors like calorie burn, … Continue reading Elliptical Or Treadmill: Is One Better Than The Other?
Training for your first marathon is exciting. If you’re a runner, this is probably something you’ve been thinking about for years. But you may have heard that distance running isn’t good for you. Critics say it’s too much for the body to handle, but fans of the sport say it makes them feel more empowered than ever. We broke down the truth about distance running … Continue reading Long Distance Running: Is It Good or Bad?