Category Archives: Misc

Heart Health Benefits of Running

Running is one of the most popular athletic activities for both fitness and fun. Although it can be challenging and exhausting, men and women run every day for a variety of reasons. Some of the most significant benefits from the sport are health-related. Improving heart health is one of the biggest motivators for people who choose to start running. Many people also begin a training program to lose weight and better their mental health. When people discover that they have a heart health issue such as high blood pressure, doctors often recommend running to help correct it. The activity makes Continue reading

The Benefits of Stair Climbing

January 8th, 2014 is the second annual Take the Stairs Day. Started in 2013, the USA Stair Climbing Association declared the 2nd Wednesday in January as the annual Take the Stairs Day for all of us to take the stairs rather than the elevator or escalator. They remind us that we don’t need any special equipment and we can do it indoors, out of the weather. Stairs are a great way to add intensity to our running workout. The same old winter routine can get boring after a while. Treadmills, elliptical and exercise bikes, oh my! But you can change Continue reading

Treadmill Pace Conversions

The big problem with running on a treadmill is that it requires less effort than running outside; the moving belt helps propel your feet forward, and there’s no wind resistance to hold you back. If you’re training for a marathon or just trying to keep up your pace, you can pump up the incline in order to make running on a treadmill compare to the efforts exerted when running outside. The chart below will show you just how much the percentage of incline affects how fast you’re moving. At first glance, you may be confused as to why the pace Continue reading