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Two Experts: Warming Up

What is a warm-up and why is it so important? Simply put, it’s a fundamental preparation for an eventual exercise load. Just like we preheat an oven or start a cold vehicle, our bodies benefit from a gradual progressive warm-up. Wherein lies the difference is in the specificity that is tailored to each sport or type of exercise.

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Mindful Training & Recovery: Your Thoughts Matter.

You can set the most brilliant SMART goal possible and still not feel particularly motivated or you may feel pressure to follow through on goals that just aren’t healthy for your body. These are the moments when we want to take a look at how our thought patterns are affecting our behavioral patterns. How often are you paying attention to your self-talk? Would you talk to a loved one the way you talk to yourself? (STOP. Don’t keep reading until you’ve genuinely thought that last question through)

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Staying Warm in Winter Weather

There is a certain kind of power that comes from running in winter weather. You feel tough when you're bundling up, and the sense of accomplishment that comes from running in the cold is second to none. But there are risk factors to running in extreme temperatures, and it's important to protect yourself from the elements on your run.

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Winter Running Motivation: Tricking Yourself Out The Door

Your alarm goes off, you open your eyes, and for a moment you’re convinced it must still be the middle of the night. It’s so dark and the window is a bit drafty…. This must be a mistake! But no, this was completely intentional. You set your alarm last night with the intention of waking up and getting your run done first thing in the morning. The only problem: it’s February in NYC.

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YakTrax for Winter Running

Winter running brings many challenges. Some people resort to the treadmill, while others brave the cold and layer up. If you are one of the brave souls who run outside in the winter months, one of the biggest dangers is your footing in the snow and ice. There are a few different modifications and additions you can make to your shoe to help prevent slipping and falling. Two of the main options are Yaktrax and a modification called “the screw shoe.”

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Running in cold weather: What to wear

Winter running season is upon us, and whether you love it or hate it, it's here to stay for a little while longer. As you may have already noticed, running in cold weather presents many challenges! Extreme temperature changes, hot and cold alike, add extra stress to your cardiovascular system. Unlike summer running, it’s vital in winter to keep your chest (and heart) warm while running.

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