1. Almost everyone can do it.2. Helps with weight loss/management.3. Helps to maintain strong bones.4. No special equipment other than good shoes.5. One of the simplest ways to get moving.6. Reduces symptoms of stress/depression.7. It is a low-impact exercise.8. Lowers the LDL ( bad ) cholesterol.9. Raises HDL ( good ) cholesterol.10. Can help to lower blood pressure.11. Can help with the management of type 2 diabetes. ( always work with your doctor on this & follow his/her advise )
National Posture Institute just launched its membership subscription to all the fitness/health professionals, as well as the general public. The membership will allow you to get access to all the member-only workshop discounts, product discounts, as well as NPI’s highly-demanded archived webinar library. To learn more about joining NPI’s membership, visit: http://www.npionline.org/about/membership-signup
I ran my first Tough Mudder this past weekend. It was awesome!! So now I have officially completed the Warrior Dash, The Rugged Maniac (twice), The Fugitive Run, The Spartan Race, and The Tough Mudder. All of them have had their challenging moments but I'd have to say the Tough Mudder and the Spartan Race were the most challenging. A few years ago I took the challenge of losing weight and becoming healthier all over for myself. Since then I've been constantly trying to challenge my body and have found that these races provide me with a way to do just that.
The old adage that women who are pregnant should kick back with their feet up is certainly outdated. WebMD states, “In the not-so-distant past, women were urged to cut down on or even avoid exercise during pregnancy. Today we know differently. Not only is it OK to participate in fitness activities during pregnancy, doing so can have a positive impact on both baby and mom.” Granted, if you’ve never exercised a day in your life and you become pregnant then suddenly decide to dive in, there are certainly precautions you should take. Of course, talk to you doctor.