As we gear up for summer in the Midwest, more people will turn to biking as a way to enjoy the outdoors and stay active. In fact, statistics show that bicycling is growing as a recreational sport, with a 64 percent increase in cyclists traveling to work from 2000-2012.1
After four months of winter, it is not a surprise that these warmer temperatures make most of us want to spend as much time outdoors as possible. Although it is not quite warm enough for going to the beach or pool just yet, there are many other activities that can get you up and moving outdoors, including the eight featured below:
Picture this – you walk into your local gym after carving out time in your day to work out.. You come prepared with your headphones in, new favorite song turned up, and a game plan full of all the exercises you’re going to accomplish that day. You scan the gym and see your favorite machine with no one else on it calling your name. You scurry to it, get settled in, and just as you’re about to start you think to yourself, “I probably should warm up, shouldn’t I?”
A New Year can be unpredictable, but setting authentic goals combined with genuine pursuit can usher in the kinds of change and inspiration you are seeking. If becoming stronger and more confident are goals you have in mind, this post has tips to make it happen!
Many people decide that the start of the New Year is a good time to get in shape. They know that exercise helps them feel better mentally and physically, while also improving their strength, flexibility and endurance. What many don’t think about, however, is that exercise can hurt too.
Fads are common in the fitness world, just think of Richard Simmons videos, Boflex infomercials and Shake Weights as examples. Some fitness fads, however, can stand the test of time.
Recently there has been increased popularity in strength training. This type of exercise, which is also referred to as resistance training, is designed to improve muscular fitness as the muscles generate force against external stimuli.1 Unlike other fitness fads, strength training is timeless because it helps to preserve and maintain healthy muscle.