Good afternoon! Busssyyyyyy day today!
But not too busy that I can’t share a few fitness finds from this week – enjoy!
Looking to move? Be sure to check the top 10 healthiest cities for women — find out if yours made the cut!
Are you a new mom like me? Check out these fantastic workouts – just for us!
Want to train like the Celebs? Katie Holmes’ Spinning Instructor shares three tips
And because it’s the Holidays:
How To Avoid Holiday Weight Gain and How to Get Back On Track After an Indulgent Long Weekend
Did you read anything interesting that I missed?! Please share!
Good morning, friends! It’s been awhile since our last fitness news roundup, but I’ve taken the liberty of selecting a few tid-bits from around the web for your reading pleasure…
Walking to the photocopier and fidgeting at your desk are contributing more to your cardiorespiratory fitness than you might think. Read how you can Fidget Your Way to Fitness (For more info, read my post on NEAT!)
Do you have a desk job? Prolonged Sitting Increases Risk Of Blood Clots In Lungs Of Inactive Women. (Read my posts on how to be active when you have a desk job: Fitting in Fitness and How to Exercise at Your Desk)
The gym isn’t always necessary! Take advantage of the beautiful outdoors this summer. Start by reading this post about how Activity is the Key — Not Exercise. Need a few ideas to get started? Try exploring your local hiking trails and parks!
Do you complete most of your workouts at home? Do you have the 3 best at-home tools? Find out.
What else did you read this week? Please share any informative links in the comments!
You can call off the search party — I’m alive
After a whirlwind day of being in and out of meetings, I’m finally relaxing with the Mister where I belong — on my spot on the couch, of course There may or may not be popcorn involved.
Anyway, as always, I pulled a few articles I thought many of you would find interesting.
The first of which, I found quite alarming — according to a recent study, Marathons Damage The Hearts Of Less Fit Runners For Up To 3 Months.
With so many of my favorite bloggers (and friends!) working towards that coveted 26.2 car sticker (I kid, I kid!), I know this information is worth sharing. The published research found that the magnitude of abnormal heart segments are more widespread and significant in a group of less fit runners. “During the marathon, they had signs the heart might be at greater risk of damage than that of runners who had better training or at least had better exercise capacity.”
“Without proper training, marathon running can damage your heart. Fortunately the exercise-induced injury is reversible over time,” said the leading Doctor behind the research. “But it could take up to three months to completely recover.”
They studied the effects using MRI measurements, which propel research beyond the traditional stethoscope as a means of estimating and measuring heart function.
Check out the article to learn a bit more about the study’s findings.
In other running news — how many of you have tried running underwater?! Turns out it’s gaining momentum with trainers and physical therapists as an incredibly effective form of exercise. Water workouts build cardio endurance faster than land workouts. “When a body is submerged in cool water, the blood moves faster to warm it up. Combined with aerobic activity, this builds cardiovascular strength.”
I’m the first to admit that I DO NOT take advantage of the pools available to me at my gym — it just seems like such a hassle with having to bring a change of clothes, etc, but now that I type it, it’s just LAZY! I really need to just bite the bullet and get on it — how many of you utilize the pool in your workouts?
What news did all of you find this week in the world of fitness? Please share!