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The Telly Awards has named InfoTV Studios as a Bronze winner in the 34th Annual Telly Awards for their documentary on all-natural fitness competitions titled Any Body’s Game. The documentary follows two unlikely competitors, an overweight mother of two in her thirties, and a young man who had always struggled with obesity, as they prepare their bodies and minds for the stage, encountering many unexpected obstacles and rewards along the way.
Have you ever experienced an “exercise-induced injury”? A strained muscle or joint or conditions like tennis elbow or plantar fasciitis are just a few examples of injuries that can result from too much or improper exercise. So how can you avoid such injuries? And why are women more likely to experience some types of injuries than men? Keep reading for answers to those questions, as well as four simple tips to avoid potential injuries.
Ditch those shoes… Try running barefoot. Yes, believe it or not, barefoot running is a popular form of exercise. Harvard University anthropologist Dan Lieberman believes that running barefoot is potentially better for your body.
It can be difficult to stick to an exercise plan, and can feel downright impossible when you’re bored. How can you achieve your fitness goals when you’re tired of doing the same thing, over and over?
Never mind those “miracle” pills that promise to melt away fat, reveal six-pack abs, and give you the ability to make a jump-shot like Michael Jordan! If you’re looking to get fit, or enhance your performance in a sporting activity or event, natural supplements can help you achieve your goals. Consider these popular options . . .
With the NFL season under way, you may be thinking about all things football. Who is going to make the playoffs? Will your team be among them? And for goodness sake, did Peyton make the right decision by going to DENVER???
often endure rigorous training for much of their lives in a bid for a spot on the podium. We view these individuals as the epitome of health and the height of physical performance, pushing the boundaries well past what we thought was humanly possible. What we don’t see, however, is that behind the scenes some of these star athletes suffer from potentially career-ending health problems. Faced with even more
challenges, these medal-winning Olympians overcame adversity and their life-altering conditions . . . and ultimately inspire individuals – young and old – around the world.
As the 2012 games near the closing ceremonies, let’s take a look at some of those heart-warming success stories.
Everyone is so worried about injuries these days it’s a wonder we still play sports at all. After 25 years spent working in the field of sports medicine teaching people how to play their best and avoid injuries, people are still getting hurt, doctors are still giving out prescription drugs like candy and RICE is still used by “forward thinking therapist” to treat injuries.
There’s a certain sense of loss in realizing that the best of each us is being eroded away, or lies wasting away, as hidden potential within the cells of our bodies. The gradual erosion of potential is often found in cases where there is an underlying imbalance in the body that creates chronic inflammation and the inability to absorb nutrients for normal function and repair. When chronic inflammation and nutritional imbalances are combined, degeneration of tissues advances at a far faster rate than it normally would. I have found this to repeatedly be the case in people who have been exposed to antibiotics and as a result suffer from the system-wide imbalances that are created from their usage.
You don’t need to be a fitness junkie to have heard of CrossFit. These days everyone knows at least one person who is singing the praises of CrossFit and telling anyone who will listen just why you “must” give it a try. Just like the people who pray to the gods of P90X, or Insanity, or Cardio Barre . . . and the list goes on. But is it just a fad in passing?
You always hear how yoga is so good for you
– both physically and mentally. It can be calming, as well as a really good workout. However, not everyone is convinced that yoga is a healthy option.
With the holidays over, and New Year’s resolutions
in full swing, many of you will be setting your sights on fitness and looking for something new to help you achieve your fitness and weight loss goals over the coming year.
Do you have a busy schedule? Are you on the go all the time? If you are like most of us, you have an intensely insane life . . . One that doesn’t give you any free time in the day to go to the gym
and get the exercise you need, especially now that it is the holiday season.
If you’re a skilled yogi (definition: a practitioner of yoga), you know the importance of keeping your yoga gear in tip-top shape. But if you’re just embarking on the yoga path, you may not be aware of just how essential cleanliness and proper care can be.
With the fall sports season well underway it's never to late to refresh your understanding of how to identify and respond to a concussion. Above all, never underestimate the danger of the condition. The health consequences of ignoring a concussion can be severe.
When you sit for hours at a time, electrical activity in your muscles drop, causing an array of harmful metabolic effects.
Walking every day may have profound health benefits.
America lost another icon on January 23, 2011. Jack LaLanne was a muscle-bound fitness guru who inspired and motivated an entire generation of American men and women to “get fit” long before exercise became a national past time.
No matter your age, a regular exercise routine can make a huge difference in your quality of life. From an emotional and physical standpoint, the rewards are tremendous. But deciding where to start can be tough, especially if you’ve been sedentary for decades. If you’re living out your golden years right now and want to get started – or continue – with a suitable exercise program, you may be surprised to learn it’s easier than you think.
The Kettlebell is a fantastic medium for training. The Kettlebell is not only a ton of fun, but it can supplement your training in a very effective and specific manor.