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Recognizing the Signs of Exercise Burnout

Exercise burnout can be described as the gradual depletion of energy as a result of overtraining or failing to change a workout routine. Many of us start an exercise program excited about becoming healthier and getting into better shape. Sometimes we will train too much in the beginning without adequate rest, embracing our workouts vigorously only to fall victim to fatigue or injury. Does this sound familiar? Exercise burnout occurs slowly and can be eliminated if the signs are recognized and dealt with early. Take a look at the following signs of this common phenomenon and see if you need...

Running App Runtastic 5.0: Makes You Want To Run More Often

If you love running, the running app Runtastic may be for you! Runtastic – an innovative suite of apps, products and services that track and manage health and fitness data to motivate individuals to get in shape, stay healthy and improve overall fitness – has announced a brand new version of their flagship app, Runtastic. Over the past year, the award-winning app has undergone a complete transformation, incorporating user feedback, expert knowledge and industry trends. The result is a revamped design and user experience, as well as new features and improved functions. This announcement comes as the company surpasses 70 million downloads worldwide. It's impossible to make progress by standing still or becoming complacent,” says...

Getting Motivated to Go for that Run

There will often be circumstances that can derail you from your running schedule. Whether it be the weather, a bad mood, too much food in your stomach, childcare, a traffic jam, or sad news. So how do you maintain your best intentions in the midst of life's curve-balls? Establish a conscious intention to battle the de-motivators. Take inventory of what you've noticed that has taken you off course in the past, and create an arsenal of strategies to combat these factors. Some 'tools' in your arsenal could include: Have an all-case scenario 'kit': Energy gel-pack for hunger, wet and cold weather gear, alternate...

Tips For Running Your First Marathon

The 2011 Chicago Marathon along with the New York City race marked the start of the marathon season with more than 80,000 runners between the two races attempting to complete the 26.2-mile or 42.195 kilometers marathon distance, according to Huffington Post. Whether you are a walker or a runner, if you are interested in participating and completing a marathon, with the proper training and nutrition you will be able to finish the race. The first step is selecting the marathon in which you wish to participate. If this is your first marathon race, whether you are interested in walking it or...

Treating Running Injuries With Prolotherapy

With the sun coming out and Spring in bloom, training season is already in full force as runners gear up for this summer’s races.  Sports injuries can get in the way of training and set back an athlete’s progress. Typical treatments for running injuries involve rest, ice, compression and elevation.  The RICE protocol is effective for alleviating acute inflammation, but it does not correct chronic joint dysfunction nor does it repair damaged connective tissue and cartilage. Many athletes are choosing prolotherapy as a treatment for their sports-related injuries.  Prolotherapy is a non-surgical treatment that repairs weakened, stretched and torn ligaments and tendons,...

Treadmill vs. Pavement Running

Running outside is fun and a nice change from the treadmill but requires that we be aware of our surroundings. Some of the benefits of running outdoors are; you can run anywhere, enjoy the scenery, get fresh air, and it’s generally more challenging as you expend more calories. Some prefer to run indoors while others prefer to run outdoors. Some pick where to run based on what’s more fun to them or what they have access to. There are specific differences between running on a treadmill and running out on the pavement. Here are some of the differences...

Ask The Expert: How to Avoid Running Cramps

Ask The Expert is a health & fitness advice column. If you have a question for one of our Fitness Goop experts, please email [email protected] This question was asked by Lori from Vancouver B.C, Canada. I am wanting to know why I get stitches in the side of my stomach when I go for a run. I have tried to keep running through the cramping, but they continue. A friend mentioned that it may be related to the way I am breathing while I run, if this is so, how should I be breathing to help eliminate these uncomfortable sensations?” Spring...