Hungry Runner

You just walked into the gym. You locked up your bag, pulled up your playlist, plugged in your headphones, and you’re ready to go.

Only, you’re not sure which section of the gym to hit first. Should you start off with a quick bit of cardio; work up a sweat on the stair master, pound out a mile or two on the treadmill? Or hit up the weights for a strength training session before you pump up your heart rate?

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The Importance of Protecting Your Bone Density
After finishing the Scranton Half Marathon two weekends ago I promptly stuffed my face with 7 orange slices and a chewy bar and then I called my mom.

I let her know how the run went and told her that it was a lot of fun; typical post-race fodder. Then she started talking about her day. She told me she skipped the appointment she had scheduled for a bone density test because a friend told her she didn’t need to get that checked yet. I started ranting.
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The Importance of Protecting Your Bone Density

After finishing the Scranton Half Marathon two weekends ago I promptly stuffed my face with 7 orange slices and a chewy bar and then I called my mom.

I let her know how the run went and told her that it was a lot of fun; typical post-race fodder. Then she started talking about her day. She told me she skipped the appointment she had scheduled for a bone density test because a friend told her she didn’t need to get that checked yet. I started ranting.

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17 Signs You’re Part of the #FitFam
You prepare all of your meals for the week on Sundays, browse health and fitness blogs before you go to bed, wouldn’t dream of ever missing one of your six weekly workouts, and most importantly, you update your social networks about all of this on a daily basis. If you can confess to any of these habits, you might be a member of the #FitFam. (Of course, we don’t have to tell you because you already know.)
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17 Signs You’re Part of the #FitFam

You prepare all of your meals for the week on Sundays, browse health and fitness blogs before you go to bed, wouldn’t dream of ever missing one of your six weekly workouts, and most importantly, you update your social networks about all of this on a daily basis. If you can confess to any of these habits, you might be a member of the #FitFam. (Of course, we don’t have to tell you because you already know.)

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The 14 Most Motivating Fitness Instagrams
What inspires you to exercise? These days it’s becoming more and more common for the average exerciser to draw inspiration from online social feeds. To think, before the Internet people used to hang posters of their heroes on their bedroom walls. Now we click follow, like and share.
We all find motivation in different places, and since everyone from health-minded moms to bodybuilding gurus are welcome to share their experiences on social medial, there’s more than enough content out there to meet everyone’s motivational needs.
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theactivetimes:

The 14 Most Motivating Fitness Instagrams

What inspires you to exercise? These days it’s becoming more and more common for the average exerciser to draw inspiration from online social feeds. To think, before the Internet people used to hang posters of their heroes on their bedroom walls. Now we click follow, like and share.

We all find motivation in different places, and since everyone from health-minded moms to bodybuilding gurus are welcome to share their experiences on social medial, there’s more than enough content out there to meet everyone’s motivational needs.

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theactivetimes:

Do you know what the most important part of an effective strength training routine is?

The number of sets and reps you complete? The amount of weight you lift? How many push-ups you can bang out before failure?

Sure, these factors are important (the push-up part for some more than others), but what many exercisers fail to realize is that when it comes to strength training (and all types of exercise really), injury prevention should always be your number one concern. After all, if you’re injured you can’t exercise. If you can’t exercise, you’ll have to put your health and fitness goals temporarily on hold.  

Hopefully you don’t act recklessly while you’re working out, but even if you’re well behaved your chances of sustaining an injury increase greatly when an exercise is performed improperly. Plus, making sure that you perform your strength exercises with proper form makes them more effective, which means you’ll be adding more value to the time you invest at the gym, or wherever it is that you work out.

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America’s 25 Fittest Cities

Boulder, Colo. tops our list this year; where does your city stack up?

So, this is what I’ve been working on at work all week!

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