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Gear Up for Marathon Season

Marathon season is here; do you have all the gear you need to survive the long miles pounding the pavement. Below are the top five things every racer needs to have to enjoy a smooth race.

 

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5 fresh forms of indoor fitness

Extreme weather doesn’t have to put an end to your fitness routine, even if the treadmill or stair-stepper seems boring compared with jogging or riding your bike outside. What’s important is to ask yourself: How can I make exercise different to make it more motivating? If you’re seeking an answer, you may want to consider these five indoor fitness options, the American Council on Exercise (ACE) says. Some build on familiar activities, but others may be new to you. Always keep some variety in your exercise routines, to prevent boredom and drop out. If you haven’t been exercising regularly, be sure to check with your health care provider before beginning a new exercise routine.

 

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Run your first 5k

Whether it’s for fitness, recreation or competition, thousands of people in Arkansas run. Running regularly is one of the best ways to stay in shape, and it’s easy to get started – especially if you run with a group or join one of the Arkansas running clubs in your area. The health benefits of running include a stronger cardiovascular system, weight loss, and reduced stress, among others.

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5 Tips for Keeping Your Exercise Routine

Have you ever started an exercise routine, but felt your enthusiasm fade as the days passed by? If you answered yes, you’re not alone. With the beginning of spring, many jump at the opportunity to reignite their fire for getting into shape, but they fail to prepare for the days ahead of them. Here are a few tips to keep you motivated and help you stay on track with your exercise routines:

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Did the Snow Give You the Munchies?

I’m sure last week was challenging for those trying to keep New Year’s Resolutions to lose weight or exercise more with the snow and cold weather. It is natural to want to munch on junk and treats when we are cooped up inside. It also makes outdoor activity harder to accomplish.

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Achieving Greatness

Have you ever thought about how some people achieve greatness? Growing up, I loved the Chicago Bulls, especially Michael Jordan. Even though I am not a huge basketball fan, Michael Jordan’s incredible leaping ability and defensive play made it exciting. Michael Jordan is listed on the NBA website as the greatest basketball player of all time, but did you know that Michael Jordan did not make his high school varsity basketball team the first time he tried out? Rather than giving up or devoting his efforts to another sport, he was motivated to prove his worth. 

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