Good news: maintaining a consistent mobility and flexibility routine can improve your performance, shorten your recovery time, and prevent injury. Better news: it only takes about 5-10 minutes per day on a consistent basis to see results!
If you want to mix up your training, a 15-30 minute swim sesh may be just what you’re looking for. Never thought about jumping in a pool before? Consider that everyone from elite level athletes to senior citizens utilizes weekly swimming to maximize their physical potential.
Can running trails turn you into the next Van Gough? Will your next treadmill workout spur you to write the next great American novel? Studies show running, and aerobic exercise, in general, stimulates your brain in a way that can help you bust through writer’s block, solve a problem you’ve been wrangling with or find the inspiration to propel a project. Running can boost your mental efforts and clear away brain fog that stymies creative thinking.
Fitness experts are urging people to get up and move during the workday. Research has shown that getting off your duff and standing frequently can help ease aches and stave-off illnesses associated with prolonged sitting. Many people have swapped out sitting desks for standing ones, hoping to reap wellness benefits like reduced risk of obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. It might make you think those who work on their feet all day have it made.
Our wrists are super important. Virtually everything we do with our hands requires both a stable and mobile wrist. This joint contains at least 10 bones (8 carpal bones plus the ulna and radius) plus tons of ligaments and connective tissues. It serves as the protective passageway through which nerves, muscles, and other tissues pass from our forearms into our arms. But, most of us will only rarely perform exercises intended to strengthen our wrists and forearm muscles, if ever. In fact, we may only think about our weak wrists when they are giving us trouble!
Do you know what a shoulder shrug is? If you just responded by making the classic “I don’t know” gesture (palms up and shoulders lifted up toward your ears), then believe it or not you’ve already got part of the movement down!
If you’re anything like me, you burn like 5 minutes after the sun takes a peek at you and that can definitely throw a damper on your day (or a few days if you burn badly). Though the sun is beneficial to us and none of us could survive without it, it can be a bit of a nuisance when you’re trying to get your workout done outdoors. Whether you’re running, walking, doing a park workout, or going for a bike ride, follow these tips to keep from getting a sunburn.