Posts Tagged ‘walking’

If you can’t Run, Walk

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

Comparing walkers to runners is like comparing Barry Manilow to the Rolling Stones. One gets all the respect and the other … well, not so much.

But a new study out of the University of California, Berkeley, has given walkers a much-needed boost in respect, not to mention added validation that walking is bona fide exercise.

The study, published this month online in the journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, examined the health outcomes of 33,000 runners and 16,000 walkers over six years, and researchers discovered that despite the difference in exercise intensity, both walking and running offered similar reductions in risk for high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes. (more…)

How Do I Prevent or Repair Shin Splints?

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Shin splints are an inflammation of the tendon on the front of the leg and they can lead to major pain/problems. (more…)

Safe Snow Running

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

A few key tips for safe running in the snow.

You may think snow on the ground means you’re relegated to the treadmill or the track. But snowy conditions don’t prevent coach Terrence Mahon’s athletes–who live and train in Mammoth, Calif.–from hitting the trails. Besides getting them outside, snow running provides his runners with an added cardiovascular benefit and it works stabilization muscles, all the way from ankles to to hips, he says. (more…)

Apple’s Plan for a World Without Wires

Monday, September 5th, 2011

Apple is reportedly working on a way to sync iPods with iTunes wirelessly. It’s just another step in Apple’s steady march toward making wires and cords a thing of the past.

Steve Jobs is apparently pushing hard to make the next generation iPods capable of this type of wireless sync, according to Cult of Mac‘s sources. iPods with wireless sync would make the USB cable obsolete. Instead of importing music, movies and apps through Apple’s iconic 30-pin connector, it would automatically sync whenever a user was connected to his or her Wi-Fi network.


Stretching Tips

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

I recently attended three stretching seminars, all taught by experienced health and fitness educators, on three consecutive weekends. One seminar focused on stretching muscles that are tight, one focused on activation for muscles that are weak, and the third dealt with how both approaches can be effective. There are many different ways to effectively stretch, so to make sense of all that information, it might be helpful to start by saying this: not everyone responds the same way to stretching, and not every body needs every stretch.


Exercising with Your Dog

Monday, April 25th, 2011

By Jen Mueller

You come home from a long day at work, ready to put your feet up and relax for a while. When you open the door to find your furry friend waiting, hoping that it’s time for a walk or a game of fetch, what do you do? Do you ignore the wagging tail, those big eyes, and that look of excitement? Of course not! You decide that relaxing can wait, and you head out with Fido for a little activity.


Battery Life Problems on Your Smartphone? A Whole New Research Has Got the Answer.

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

It’s no secret that Mobile phones, while indispensable inside the modern life, have a trouble with battery longevity. I have found that in most cases, my Android mobile phone and iPhone will run out of power in the mean time they’ve fallen into sleep mode while unplugged from the wall for approximately 24 hours. This can be a bit frustrating, especially if I need the phone to operate without power for a set period of time, for example on the road trip when I neglected to pack a car charger and won’t have access to a power source for several days.


Review: Jaybird Sportsband passes 12 of 12 tests

Monday, April 11th, 2011

by PPCApache

Jaybird released their update to their very successful Sportsband Bluetooth Headphones range with the release of the Sportsband 2. Monday to Friday I spend about 45 mins travelling to work one way, this includes a 5 min walk to the train station, 30 min train ride and a 10 min walk to work from the train station so most days I like to listen to music on my walks and watch a movie on the train, now I used to use cabled headsets like Jaybirds Tiger Eyes, SkullCandy, HTC and even Apple headphones, they all have one thing in common the cable. Some are great like the Tiger Eyes and SkullCandy and pump out some pure sound and some just don’t cut it – they don’t stay on or the audio sounds flat. So I was delighted to have a go at the Sportsband 2 Headphones, it eliminates the cable saga.


Bluetooth for your iPad

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

JayBird’s Sportsband Bluetooth Headphones are a gorgeous looking way to make your iPad audio spring to life without the necessity of those frustrating wires.

We’ve all been tolerant of wired headphones for so long that we have just got used to them in everyday life, but why should we? These JayBird bluetooth headphones are leading the way in ridding our lives of those pointless wires by allowing you to listen to your favorite music, watch movies and play games with wireless sound.


Yoga Basics – Four Tips to Get you Started

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

Yoga is an excellent method of increasing flexibility and strength and toning the body. Yoga can be enjoyed by all fitness levels, with opportunities to challenge your body further. In addition to physical benefits of yoga, it is also beneficial for the mind because it can reduce stress levels and create awareness of one’s body. Yoga can be advantageous in many ways, but getting started can be an intimidating process. We have a few simple tips that will help you take the first step into yoga so you can reap the many benefits.