5 Hamstring Stretches Your Legs Will Love

By Joe Vennare | For Active.com Whether you’re running around all day or sitting at your desk for hours, tight hamstrings can lead to a number of injury issues, if they’re left unattended. Running, biking, or lifting can leave you with tight hamstrings. But did you know sitting all day can also shorten the muscles, […]

What Is a Foam Roller, How Do I Use It, and Why Does It Hurt?

by Jeff Kuhland  Corrective Exercise and Outdoor Fitness Self-myofascial release, also known as “foam rolling,” has transformed from a once mysterious technique used only by professional athletes, coaches, and therapists to a familiar everyday practice for people at all levels of fitness. Recent information, technology, and affordable products have introduced an increasing array of training and […]

7 Ways to Make Healthy Eating More Exciting

by Kari Hartel, RD, LD  Let’s face it. Sometimes, eating the same healthy foods, day in and day out, can get a little boring after a while. However, eating healthy does not have to be so lackluster. Let’s look at a few ways to make healthy eating more fun. 1. Banish the Boring Breakfast Breakfast is often […]

Get Healthy: Running Reduces Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Running for only a few minutes a day or at slow speeds may significantly reduce a person’s risk of death from cardiovascular disease compared to someone who does not run, according to a study published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Exercise is well-established as way to prevent heart disease and it […]

Monday Motivation: 7 Mind-Blowing Benefits of Exercise

Think exercise is all about toned abs and weight loss? It also makes you happier and smarter. By Deborah Kotz and Angela Haupt iStockPhoto Maybe you exercise to tone your thighs, build your biceps, or flatten your belly. Or maybe you work out to ward off the big killers like heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. But how about […]