Maintaining optimal health and fitness is a life-long journey. Adding variety to your workouts will provide mental stimulation and keep the workouts fun. More importantly, in regards to fitness plateaus, the varying physical stimulation will produce tangible results as the body is forced to adapt.
For three days, I didn't brush my hair, I didn't wear makeup and I wore the same pants. Pee splattered on my ankles, and my nails were full of dirt. I gave up on my appearance. Instead, I looked at lakes, mountains and wildflowers. The result? My inner beauty felt alive and healthy.
Have you ever walked into the gym and asked yourself, "Where the ____ do I begin?" (I'll allow you to fill in the blank.) Trust me, I have. But working out doesn't have to stress you out. Here are five often overlooked exercises that you should be doing to maximize results.
Whether you plan on exercising at altitude, climbing Mt. Everest, visiting a friend in Colorado, or simply want to make exercise slightly easier no matter where you're working out, here are four tips to help you get the lungs of a mountaintop Sherpa.
Personal trainers were not quite right for me either, their rabid personalities never really meshing with mine. Specifically, their sheer enthusiasm and their love of the outdoors only served to highlight two things I fundamentally dislike: sheer enthusiasm and love of the outdoors.
In 1913, four men reached the South Summit of Denali, also known as Mt. McKinley. A century later, on June 13th, a team of seven men and three women will make news when they do the same: These new explorers of America's heights are predominately African-American.
You'll remember from the previous post that "correct running form asks only that runners eliminate the variables, and reinforce the invariables." In running, while foot-to-ground contact is a given, does nature favor one manner of landing and loading over another? Let's find out.
In as many weeks, this five-part blog post series on "Running Form: Simplified" will carefully sift through the particulars of running so that -- like our most ancient forebears or our youngest children -- ultimately, we can just run.