As the days get longer and the flowers start to bloom, we know one thing is certain: Diamond sports are just around the corner. With spring comes a renewed passion for baseball and softball. From youth T-ball all the way up to adult recreational softball leagues, there is a place for anyone to be involved in the sports. They are available for athletes of all ages and abilities and are great ways to get outdoors and boost fitness levels.
Exercise doesn’t need to be complicated; walking is the most primal human movement. Today is National Walking Day and fitness specialist Neal Smith at Folsom Fitness Center shares benefits of walking including:
It’s a typical Wednesday afternoon. You feel a sharp pain in your back, a dull ache in your wrist, or maybe a crick in your neck. You look up at the clock and realize you’ve been sitting at your desk for four hours — without a break.
You’ve made the decision – you want to go from “runner” to “Runner” with a capital R. If you’re planning to participate in Methodist Mansfield’s Run with Heart Half Marathon, 5k or 1-mile fun run, you’re still picking up the pace, gearing up for the longest runs on your training schedule.
Winter sports enthusiasts have likely been embracing the nation’s recent cold front. Many travel destinations popular among North Texas families are in great shape for activities and adventure sports like skiing, snowboarding, sledding, ice skating and hockey.
Don’t let cold weather or icy roads can’t keep you from strength training or cardio!
North Texas’ first frost of the year happened last week. Having to dig the ice scraper out of my trunk was a cold reminder that winter is almost here!
Here's a handly little infographic that shows how many calories you'll burn if you take the stairs to work every day instead of the elevator. Every little bit helps!
Benefits of Exercising with Your Dog
My fastest 5k time is 27:30. My slowest 5k time is 50:45. That was just a few weeks ago. I wasn’t injured. I was “jogging” with my dog.
You may be thinking, “Why would your dog slow you down that much? Is she old?” Nope – Maddie is only three years old. But she’s not a golden retriever, black lab or a Border Collie. Maddie is a Shih Tzu. That’s right, even little lap dogs are great exercise buddies. Every time I see a race that’s dog friendly, I rush to sign us up.
Methodist Mansfield Medical Center Run with Heart is right around the corner, on Saturday, Jan. 30, and you still have time to join the fun! Choose from a chip-timed half marathon or 5K or a 1-mile fun run/walk. Wondering how to prepare? Check out what these three do to get ready.
What are your favorite training tips for preparing for a 5K or half marathon?