By learning how to make your runs more efficient at burning fat (by running with more intensity and by making your body stronger), you can get more benefits in less time. Here's how: http://bit.ly/KyXs1w
Run Less, Lose More Fat
This simple but strategic running workout will help you shape up and shed pounds in minimal mileage read more..
Saturday, 30 June 2012
By learning how to make your runs more efficient at burning fat (by running with more intensity and by making your body stronger), you can get more benefits in less time. Here's how: http://bit.ly/KyXs1w
Thursday, 28 June 2012
Check out our favorite walking and running shoes of the year. Is it time for you to get a new pair?
Prevention's Best Walking Shoes 2012 - Prevention.com
See the best athletic shoes for walking and running, from Prevention magazine. Best shoes for cardio, overweight walkers, interval workouts, elliptical workouts and more. read more..
It ends in just a few days! Enter for a chance to win a trip to New York City, a two-night stay at The St. Giles Hotel Court & Tuscany, and a one-on-one makeover with Sonia Kashuk. To top it all off, you'll walk away with your own personalized stash of products from Sonia Kashuk Beauty!
Win a New York City Makeover with Makeup Artist Sonia Kashuk! | Prevention
You could win a trip to New York, a makeup makeover with Sonia Kashuk, and a set of your own Sonia Kashuk makeup. read more..
(Reuters) - While South African athlete Oscar Pistorius attempts to become the first amputee runner to compete at the Olympic Games, scientists are still arguing whether his artificial limbs give him a critical advantage or not. Pistorius, born without fibulas and who had his lower legs amputated when a baby, uses carbon fiber prosthetic running blades and is hoping to qualify for the 400 meters at the Games. Pistorius beat the Olympic qualifying time of 45. ... read more..
(Reuters) - While South African athlete Oscar Pistorius attempts to become the first amputee runner to compete at the Olympic Games, scientists are still arguing whether his artificial limbs give him a critical advantage or not. Pistorius, born without fibulas and who had his lower legs amputated when a baby, uses carbon fibre prosthetic running blades and is hoping to qualify for the 400 metres at the Games. Pistorius beat the Olympic qualifying time of 45. ... read more..
Wednesday, 27 June 2012
Fact or fiction? Rheumatoid arthritis can strike as young as in your 20s.
Arthritis and Pain Relief: Your Guide to Rheumatoid Arthritis - Prevention.com
Rheumatoid arthritis is painful, but it doesn't have to be debilitating. Learn about getting an RA diagnosis, safe exercise, and natural cures for pain read more..
Hitting the gym this morning? WARNING! Avoid these exercise machines: http://bit.ly/NsFna0
Train Better: 10 Exercise Machines to Avoid
Exercise machines aren't always effective—or even safe. Avoid these machines the next time you hit the gym. We've even got all-star alternatives to help you train smarter read more..
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fitness is often a combination of personal choice and environmental support, experts say, and a ranking of the 50 healthiest U.S. cities seems to reinforce the theory. High rates of physical activity helped to propel Minneapolis-St. Paul to the top of the list of the American College Of Sports Medicine's 2012 American Fitness Index (AFI) for the second year in a row, while raised obesity levels and smoking pushed Oklahoma City to the bottom. "When I say Minneapolis ranked No. ... read more..
Tuesday, 26 June 2012
MIAMI (Reuters) - Alberto Perez started out as a street performer and then an aerobics teacher in Colombia, making extra cash on the side teaching the wives of businessmen how to dance in nightclubs in his hometown, Cali. Today, he stands at the center of the Zumba exercise craze, having helped transform Zumba Fitness, a private company, into a rapidly growing fitness empire with heavyweight investor backing. "I'm not a businessman, but I knew this had the potential to be something special," said Perez, who along with two Colombian associates founded the Miami-based company. ... read more..
Sure! I can never remember off the top of my head. I post a lot of my foods in my My pictures/posts page, there’s a lot sandwiches and other things in there. One of my favorite things that I had last night is Vegetarian (or use meat) Southwestern Eggrolls (modeled after the one’s from Chili’s Restaurant). They are soooo good. I have a bunch of recipes in my blog in the Index page as well that I think you should go through. I’ve made a few of the recipes and they are really good. read more..
Monday, 25 June 2012
billyarell:theirreverentpilgrim:wait. what!??!Yo dawg I heard you like exercising so we made this exercising exerciser so you can exercise while exercising.I’d ride it. read more..
claireruns reblogged your photo: What time is it? Summer time adventure time…GOD DEIDRE YOU’RE GOING TO MAKE SOMEONE FAINT WITH YOUR GORGEOUSNESS. Why aren’t you a famous model yet?Hahah I just come back online and see this. You’re so silly. Cause I’m too busy running a blog (; I’m sure my smoothies would bring them back into consciousness… if I dump it on their face. You’re all following her, right? RIGHT? She’s my tumblr wife and it’s kind of like… a given that you all should follow her. read more..
Hellooo love! (: Aw thank you so much for this. It’s one of the reasons why I keep this going and want to try harder so getting these messages are so nice. I’m happy you have found a way that works (: I love youuuu, toooo read more..
Love this see you shouldn’t starve yourself. You need to eat right& exercise!!Stay Fit!Bless this post. read more..
MILAN (Reuters) - The governor of Italy's Lombardy region, an ally of former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, denied on Saturday a media report that he is under investigation in a probe over alleged bribes paid by a private health group to obtain favorable contracts. Milan-based daily Corriere della Sera said in its Saturday edition that Roberto Formigoni, the governor of Italy's wealthiest region, had been placed under investigation amid allegations that a private company running some of the region's clinics contributed 500,000 euros to his 2010 election campaign. ... read more..
Sunday, 24 June 2012
do you know of any ways I could get my hair to grow a little faster? yours is so long and beautiful but you probably didn't have to do anything for it
Thank you! Yes, I do know how! Actually, that’s exactly what I did. Nothing specifically. Let me tell you a story first. Up until the summer after 11th grade (2010), I used heat on my hair daily, I rarely used anything to protect it, I washed it 2-3 times a week, I rarely ate healthy. And yet, I always wondered why it grew a half an inch a year, if that. I wanted it to grow, and it never would. I actually had long hair at the start of high school and someone chopped it off, and this is the first time my hair has been so long. So anyway, It was summer break, I was growing out my shoulder length (sat on them - there’s a photo in the link below), bright red hair. I stopped using heat completely and it began to grow a bit. By the time I graduated, my hair had grown a few inches or so but was still pretty short. Then I started to eat healthy, exercise, and since my hair was getting longer, so I began to braid it before bed. Also, I never brush it while wet. You’ll read all about that in the link. I don’t explain the braiding but I do that so it doesn’t tangle in my sleep and there are no knots breaking and ripping my hair out in the morning. I have used the blow dryer a few times in the last 2 years, but haven’t touched my straightener. So since I started growing it out, it’s grown about 9 inches, and I’ve gotten it trimmed every time it needs to be. SO… That story seemed a bit unnecessary, but hopefully convincing enough to show you that simply taking care of yourself goes a long way. If you skipped it, that’s okay, it was boring. Here is the link to my original post about hair growth from last year. I will also reblog it. read more..
deidreelliott:I’ve already talked about makeup and skin care, now lets talk about hair care. I used to have troubles with trying to grow my hair out. It hardly grew half an inch in one year. I used to dye it often, I used heat on it every day, and I wasn’t all that healthy. (Remember, your health isn’t determined by your doctors say-so. They’re not there to tell you that you don’t exercise enough or eat a balanced diet, they’re just there to make sure that nothing is more seriously wrong with you.) Everything about my hair changed during the summer of 2010. I left 11th grade with shoulder length, bright red hair, and started 12th grade with brown (my natural color, though dyed to rid of the red), healthy, natural hair. My hair has grown a tremendous amount since then - even in the last few months alone. I was nowhere near as healthy as I am now a year ago. Someone once asked me how long it took me to grow my hair. Though there might have been a miscommunication between the anon and I as far as what hair they saw (my real hair or my extensions), the relevance still stands. Not only am I growing my hair out, but I’m trying to keep it healthy. When I say I don’t use heat on my hair, I mean it. Not for prom, not for pictures, and definitely not for my high school graduation. My hair and skin health is just as important as my physical and mental health. Here are some ways to keep your hair healthy and growing. Remember, the healthier you are and the better you take care of your hair, the faster it will grow.
- Health: Diet and Exercise. You are what you eat, right? So in order to maintain healthy hair, healthy skin, and a healthy body inside and out, you need to eat healthy. Cardiovascular exercise will get the blood pumping and send more blood and oxygen to your hair follicles.
- Get your hair trimmed. Get your hair trimmed when you have dead ends. More energy is spent repairing dead ends than on growing your hair.
- Heat damage. Limit exposure to hot sun, curling irons, straighteners, hair dryers, and very hot water. Hot water isn’t good for your skin anyways, so take warm showers instead.
- Hair dyes. Coloring your hair is damaging, especially if you’re stripping the color out (bleach). Check out this website about organic hair dyes and hair dye advice.
- Hair bands. Pulling your hair too tightly and putting the hair band in too tightly can damage your hair. You know that headache you get when your hair is in a ponytail? That is bad. You’re stretching your hair and basically pulling it right out of your head. You can safely wear your hair up sometimes, but too often will be damaging. Try using hair scrunchies or clips if you need to put your hair up.
- Washing your hair. I don’t even do this correctly. Don’t wash your hair too often, but wash it enough. It is ideal to wash your hair every other day. Don’t let the oils in your hair take over (which I used to do), and don’t let the shampoo destroy the oils by washing too often (which I do). A good conditioner is also important. Try using Mane ‘n Tail. It’s a horse shampoo, but it’s good for hair growth and strength.
- Brushing your hair. Don’t brush your hair while its wet. It doesn’t have any elasticity while its wet and it will stretch, thin, and break. Brush it when it dries. Brushing your hair often enough is good, its sort of like massaging your scalp and encouraging your hair to grow. However, I also read that it’s bad to brush t read more..
Saturday, 23 June 2012
The "Brave" new workout you should try, designed after Disney Pixar's new movie out today! http://bit.ly/KDnSEb
Exercise Class Based On Disney Pixar's New Movie Brave - Prevention.com
Learn about New York Sports Clubs' new group exercise class modeled after Disney/Pixar's new movie Brave. Find out how to mimic the cardio and strength training class at home using fitness equipment you have already read more..
FRIDAY, June 22 (Healthday News) -- Breast-feeding mothers sometimes worry that exercise may affect their breast milk -- and ultimately their baby's growth. Now, researchers who re-evaluated the few published research studies that exist say it does not appear that mom's workout will affect her infant's growth. read more..
Friday, 22 June 2012
"Like" this post if you exercise at least three times a week. Tell us about your routine in the comments below! read more..
Thursday, 21 June 2012
Wednesday, 20 June 2012
That just happens sometimes. You just have to keep getting back up and trying again. You make your destiny. If you choose to give up, your destiny will lead you on that path and one day you really might regret it. If you choose to say “I can do this”, then you WILL. You need to find a balance with this lifestyle. Think about why this happened. Were you just getting unmotivated? Were you not treating yourself enough? Really figure out what happened and work on resolving that.You really need to have a positive mindset about this. Otherwise, it won’t happen. I really believe that you can do it. You have to find that strength, keep building on it, keep going, and you will get there. It can be tough, but it’s not supposed to be easy. But you will feel good about it and it will be rewarding. Think about how amazing you’ll feel once you have not only reached a healthy weight, but you are really into a healthy lifestyle. You will feel good inside and out. Think about all of the benefits. Write them down, post it up on the wall!I know you can do it and I want you to know that you can, too. And when you do, I want you to come to me and tell me that you did it. And I will tell you “See, I knew you could do it and I am so proud of you.” Okay? I think support is really important, and I am here for you 100%!Just remember… what I think is really important… treat yourself. I think that’s why a lot of people have slip-ups. If you want something that isn’t healthy, and you really want it, eat it. Eat half of it, eat 2 bites of it. Find your balance with your eating, find your intuitive eating, find your exercise balance. Find your overall healthy lifestyle and life balance, and you will succeed. (: read more..
Tuesday, 19 June 2012
bodyless-soul:roadtothinland:thefitblonde:petite-desire:imthinnerthanyesterday:exercise-reprise:girlgrowingsmall:berryhealthy:halesyeah:Am i the only person that doesn’t get why people spend so much time proving how unrealistic barbie is? I don’t know about you, but when i was growing up i was never like OH MY GOD I HAVE TO LOOK EXACTLY LIKE BARBIE. Of course she isn’t going to be realistic, it’s a fucking doll. LOL THIS IS WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT ^^^^
i mean, have these people ever heard of diva dolls? now THOSE real unrealistic. those gigantic heads and little bodies. or what about bratz dolls? those legs go on for miles lolol and those really big heads again. lets not even get into some of the clothes they sell for them…
I agree. I think the roles the dolls play (like Doctor Barbie) and their clothing have more of an influence than the actual shape of the doll. I mean, I certainly didn’t aspire to be 11.5 inches tall or a blonde-haired and blue-eyed, so why would I aspire to her build, either?I do understand the disproving of Barbie’s figure because she’s the ultimate in “plastic.” And with the ever-rising industry of plastic surgery, it’s a clear way to prove how illogical (some) plastic surgery is. Liposuction, breast implants, and other vanity procedures often bear semblance to Barbie’s shape. I can also understand it due to the “popular image” of woman needing “large breasts, tiny waist” and even long legs. She easily fits the profile. I don’t think it’s a bad idea to point out that she is so exaggerated.Bratz Dolls and other new children’s dolls are also unrealistic, but they have their own issues that I’m not going to dive into. :]every time i see someone trying to prove that barbie would be hideous or weird in real life, i laugh. i was never thinking i wanted a body EXACTLY like hers when i was little..i mean..why would i want flowers all over my ass and vagina? ^all of these comments.seriously. i never got it. im not going around trying to look like fucking raggedy anne! and shes a doll too! we get it people, its a toy. not a model of what human girls are supposed to look like. i think we are smart enough to see a cartoonish doll and know its not real and that we shouldnt aspire to look like it. i loved barbies as a kid! i never gave much thought to their proportions. duh~^REBLOGGING FOR ZE COMMENTSi think i spent more time touching her underwear (the old school barbie that had the painted on panties with the shapes on them) and playing salon with her hair, i always thought barbie was weird looking i never actually thought people wanted to look like herI also agree with all above comments. read more..
plusonefitness:Orange: Try to eat a rainbow of foods to improve your overall healthy lifestyle! Carrots, Sweet potatoes, and butternut squash are all good members of this food group.Love Plus One Fitness? Like our facebook page for even more cool tips and exercise articles! read more..
If the phrase water aerobics calls to mind images of "mommy and me" classes or grannies gently bobbing up and down, we've got good news: This revolutionary water workout routine just came to a pool near you.
Cardio and Strength Training Water Workout For The Pool - Prevention.com
Don't let high temps wilt your will to exercise. Have more fun in the pool with a water workout that tones fat zones and blasts more than 300 calories in under 30 minutes--no sweat. read more..
MONDAY, June 18 (Healthday News) -- Indulging in a bag of chips or munching a handful of nuts now and then isn't likely to hurt you in the short run, but regularly chowing down on salty foods over several years may damage your blood vessels and lead to high blood pressure, a new study finds. read more..
Monday, 18 June 2012
NEW YORK (Reuters) - When it comes to exercise, some like it hot, some like it hotter, and some like it under the air conditioner. Experts say heat can be help your workout, boosting circulation and increasing flexibility, but it's a relationship that can also turn nasty. "Your body is engineered to exercise in the heat," said Michele Olson, Ph.D., professor of exercise science at Auburn University at Montgomery, Alabama. "This is why we sweat. ... read more..
Tip: Most people leave their grocery shopping for Saturday or Sunday mornings, w...
Tip: Most people leave their grocery shopping for Saturday or Sunday mornings, when the supermarket looks more like a ravaged battlefield than a center of commerce. Consider making midweek evening runs, instead. More: http://bit.ly/NDRJx8
7 Habits of Highly Effective Shoppers
Without a thoroughly planned attack, an innocent weekly grocery run can turn into an all-out assault on your health and your finances read more..
Sunday, 17 June 2012
Saturday, 16 June 2012
Running is NOT bad for your knees. Running actually bolsters your cartilage by increasing oxygen flow and flushing out toxins, and by strengthening the ligaments around your joints. More Awesome Running Perks: http://ow.ly/byVyP
6 Reasons to Start Running
It'll help you stress less, fight cancer, and boost your bones. read more..
Friday, 15 June 2012
The Best Time of Day to Exercise, Eat and Weigh Yourself : : thefitstop:
- The best time to eat Breakfast, lunch and dinner: You should always eat breakfast within an hour of waking up. About 4.5 hours after that, you should have lunch, and a couple hours after that, dinner. If you delay these times, you’re going to be hungry, and the hungrier you are, the more likely you are going to cheat and eat fatty junk food. According to Dr. Oz, the big rule of thumb is that you need to have dinner more than three hours before you go to bed, so that you aren’t going to bed with a full stomach.
- Best time to weigh yourself: Weighing yourself first thing in the morning will provide you with the most accurate read on your weight since it’s after you go to the bathroom, when you aren’t wearing much clothing, and before you eat breakfast.
- Best time of the day to go grocery shopping: Heading to the grocery store at 10 a.m. is the best time because you are still full from breakfast, but there’s been an hour or two since you first woke up, so your blood sugar levels are at a stable point. If you go grocery shopping when you are hungry, your blood sugar levels are low, which impairs your judgement and therefore, you’ll be more inclined to buy unhealthy sugary or fattening treats.
- Best time of day to workout: Morning! A new study found that subjects who were put on a high-fat diet and worked out before breakfast gained no weight after six weeks, while those who worked out after breakfast gained three pounds. When you exercise in the morning — cardio and strength training is key — you kick-start your metabolism, which will help you burn more calories throughout your day.
- Best time of the day to visit the doctor’s office: If you need to go to the doc’s, it’s best to schedule your appointment first thing in the morning. Not only will this decrease your waiting room time since you’ll secure the first appointment of the day, but it also means you won’t be overly hungry if you needed to fast before a morning lab test.
- Best time to boost your metabolism: The best time to rev up your metabolism is at 8 a.m. At this time, you’ll be getting up, weighing, yourself, and hopefully exercising, which is when your metabolism is the slowest and needs a nice boost. It’s also wise to have a glass of cold water. Cold water will fill up your stomach, and you’ll burn calories to warm the water up.
- Best time to cheat on a diet: Talk about saving the best one for last! If you want to sneak in one or two of your favorite foods on a particular day, there’s actually a time when you can enjoy them and get away with it. The best time to eat fats is at 10 a.m because fat acts as a source of energy, so have your fats in the morning so you canburn them off all day. For carbs, 1 p.m is the best time to indulge since they increase your level of serotonin and will prevent snacking throughout the rest of the day — yay for pizza for lunch. Sugar intake is 2 p.m since this will give you instant energy during your midafternoon slump, and 5 p.m is the best time for an alcoholic beverage since in small doses it can act as a stimulant, but in high doses it’s a depressant, so at 5, this will give your body lots of time to metabolize it by bedtime. Three cheers for happy hour!
Beagle goes for walk, comes back with human skull: mhopeg:today:Beagles are the best.
Seriously, whoever runs the Today Show tumblr is awesome at life.Really? I don’t know. I just got abnormally excited for a fake Hillary Clinton sighting. read more..
Do you have four to six feet of clear wall space? Then you can start loving your lower body with the workout that's been sweeping our Pinterest.
The No Squats Belly, Butt & Thighs Workout - Prevention.com
Exercise your legs, butt, and belly effectively without doing a single squat read more..
It has been and continues to be a long trip back from injury, but I have started to make some progress that actually feels like that - progress. I spent nearly a month running no more than 1 mile at a time, and not very many times a week. I then graduated up to 2 miles, and then finally 3.1 miles where I have been for some time once again.
There has just been something about going beyond the 3.1 mile distance that has been intimidating, even to the point that it seemed that I would never make it beyond the 5k distance. That is, until this past week.
June 2nd was a really nice Saturday, but I had a lot on my plate. I finished up a couple things and then headed out for a late morning run. 69 degrees and sunny and yet I still almost talked myself into cutting it to the 3.1 mile distance again. The discipline won out and I ran my first 4 miler in over 6 months!
The run was slow, but consistent with splits of 10:09, 10:08, 10:06, and 9:32 which I was very pleased with given the hills I once again started to incorporate into my run. I dropped back to the 3.1 and even 2 mile distances since then and just today ventured out for my second 4 miler. Today's splits were not quite as consistent, but in the end a bit faster at 10:22, 9:59, 10:04, and 9:18.
It is hard to believe that I had not run 4 miles straight since November 22nd, but I guess these times will come. I have a long way to go still, but I will get there. The next time I post I will be officially registered for my first 13.1 back after the injury..... how is that for motivation?
Keep the encouragement coming, and tell your friends about 26.2 Quest!
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Thursday, 14 June 2012
Aw thank you so much! I’m glad that you have started eating healthy and that is even a great start for exercise. You’re doing something, and that’s what counts! I assume that is part of your Weight Loss. It likely that it’s the extra skin on the outside that hasn’t shrunk along with the fat that has been lost beneath it. You’re doing great (: And thank you! I hope you do as well, wherever you are (: read more..
If you've been sweating it out on a regular basis and the scale has barely budged—or worse, it spiked—you can likely blame an imbalance of two key weight-loss players: calories in (how much you eat) and calories burned (how much worked off). Find a balance: http://ow.ly/byzPo
The Hunger Paradox: Calories Burned vs. Calories In
How to strike a balance between diet and exercise read more..
WORKOUT MOTIVATION: People who exercise regularly earn nearly 10% more than couch potatoes, says new study. People who go 3 times a week see the biggest gains.
LIKE this if you're going to the gym today!
Get Sweaty to Get Rich | Fitbie
If your bank account is barren, you may want to make a date with the gym. A new Cleveland State University study found that employees who exercise regularly earn nearly 10 percent more than their inactive peers. Why the bump in their bottom line? Previous studies link regular physical activity to be... read more..
Wednesday, 13 June 2012
Guys, it's tempting to take your shirt off for a run, but you actually pick up more radiant heat exposure. Check out these 8 other summer exercise tips!
How to Avoid Heat Exhaustion | Fitbie
Don’t let the sun get the best of you! Follow these doctor-recommended tips for a safe summer of exercise read more..
LONDON, June 13 (TrustLaw) - Policies that promote gender equality, safeguards against violence and exploitation and access to healthcare make Canada the best place to be a woman among the world's biggest economies, a global poll of experts showed on Wednesday. Infanticide, child marriage and slavery make India the worst, the same poll concluded. Germany, Britain, Australia and France rounded out the top five countries out of the Group of 20 in a perceptions poll of 370 gender specialists conducted by TrustLaw, a legal news service run by Thomson Reuters Foundation. ... read more..
grassleaves:vladimirmedvedev:xxsammisaurrxx:The only thing worse than crocs are theseMY FRIEND HAS THESE. EW.^FUCKING JESSLEE EH?WOAH. These used to be the shit. I own two pair and I run and swim in them. HOP OFF MY FIVEFINGERS. Ya’ll don’t know nothin bout five fingers.Crocs were not made for exercise activities like Vibrams. They were made for…. well I don’t know, but obviously you can’t swim in them so your argument against these amazing foot gear is invalid. haha. I wear these and they are so great. Especially for hiking because you can walk in the water and grip things with your toes. read more..
Tuesday, 12 June 2012
Foggy brain this Monday morning? Here, 10 ways to boost brainpower and stay sharp:
10 Ways to Keep Your Mind Sharp - Prevention.com
Improve memory and concentration with brain games and other brain health tips to focus your mind: cardio exercise, eating omega-3s, taking naps and more. read more..
No smoke and mirrors here. Get a Flat Belly by paying attention to these three things: diet, exercise, and stress. We've got the complete details here!
The 3-Step Strategy to a Flat Stomach | Fitbie
Saying goodbye to belly fat is as easy as one, two, three! Follow this plan to shrink your gut for good read more..
Ease muscle soreness by taking a hot bath after intense exercise. You’ll increase circulation and help remove metabolic wastes, reducing soreness. More natural pain relief tips:
Pain Management After Exercise - Prevention.com
Uncover the best ways to soothe muscle soreness after exercise with pain management tips from Dr. Weil and Prevention. read more..
Monday, 11 June 2012
NEW YORK (Reuters) - When fitness instructor Shirley Archer plays Annie Lennox's song "17 Again" for her indoor cycling class, she urges students to connect with the vitality of their inner 17-year-old legs. When she teaches yoga she rolls out the harp solos. Experts say exercising to the proper music can boost your mood, kick your workout up a notch and channel the energy of a younger you. "Fitness playlists are extremely important," said Archer, who is also a spokeswoman for the American Council on Exercise. ... read more..
How to get off your beach chair during your next vacation:
Healthy Travel Vacation Fitness and Fun Workouts - Prevention.com
Get expert fitness tips on how to be more active on vacation and while traveling, avoid vacation weight gain, find fun workouts and exercise more during a holiday break whether you're at the beach, a lake, or on an exotic vacation. read more..
Several people were shot at an apartment complex near Auburn University when a fight broke out during a pool party, authorities and a witness said Sunday. read more..
Police: 3 killed in shooting near Auburn U.
Investigators were searching for a gunman who killed three people — including two former Auburn University football players — and wounded three others at a pool party near campus after several men began punching each other in a fight over a woman, authorities and witnesses said Sunday. read more..
Confess: Are you a little bored with your workout? Try these 31 ways to get motivated (and burn more calories).
31 Ways to Energize Your Workout
Bored with your workout? We can help! Here are 31 ways to inject some excitement back into your daily exercise routine. read more..
Want to work out, but hate the thought of being in a gym? Exercises like the Jump Squat can easily be taken outdoors! Get more outside-friendly exercise moves: read more..
In what's become a daily ritual, Tim Ryan finds a quiet spot, closes his eyes, clears his mind and tries to tap into the eternal calm. In Ryan's world, it's a stretch for people to get this relaxed. He's a member of Congress. read more..
healthiie:Neck & Shoulders
- Hatha Yoga for Neck and Shoulder Health - 57 Min
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- Back to School Shoulder Stretches - Yoga Sequence - 6 Min
- Yoga for Your Shoulders 10 Minute Workout Routine - 10 Min
- Beginners’ Yoga for Shoulder Strength with Melissa McLeod - 22 Min
- Yoga Workout Beginners Home Chest & Shoulders Exercise Routine How To - 11 Min
- Yoga for Heart Opening - 10 Min
- Heart Opening 30 Min Yoga Class - 31 Min
- Heart Chakra Yoga Sequence - 10 Min
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- Arm Yoga Workout - 4 Min
- Total Body Transformation Yoga: Hips and Arms - 11 Min
- Yoga For Arm Strength: Part One (8Min) & Part Two (2 Min)
- Yoga For Guitar Players — Arms, Wrists, and Fingers - 8 Min
- Yoga for Back Strength - 7 Min
- Yin Yoga for the Spine - 60 Min
- Restorative Yoga For Back - Restoraflow - 40 Min
- Yoga for Back Care - 15 Min
- Yoga Workout | Low Back Pain Stretches Routine - 10 Min
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- Lower Back Relief - 17 Min
- Yoga 4 Abs with Gillian B & Sebastian - 10 Min
- Yoga for Abs and Core Strength - 8 Min
- Yoga Abs Workout - 10 Min
- Iron Yoga Abs & Closing Stretches - 15 Min (Note: Includes weights. If you dont have weights, use a can from the pantry or something similar.)
- Yoga to Build Strong Abs - 7 Min
- Hip Opening Yoga - 45 Min
- Yoga Flow Hip Openers - 14 Min
- Wall Yoga for Hips and Hamstrings - 12 Min
- Yoga for Hip Pain and Stiffness - 17 Min
- Butt, Hips & Thighs Warm up - 7 Min
- Yoga Mania: Move those hips! - 12 Min
- Office Yoga: Hip Release - 10 Min
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- Denise Austin: Yoga Legs Workout - 10 Min
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- Yoga for Weight Loss - 20 Min
- Yoga for Runners - 26 Min
- Foundations in Flow Yoga Class with Fiji McAlpine - 48 Min
- Connections to Core Power Yoga Class with Fiji McAlpine - 57 Min
- Energizing Sunrise Practice - 38 Min
- Power Yoga with Bryan Jones - 31 Min
- Yoga Class with Logynn Northrhip - 60 Min
- Yoga Basics to Improve Alignment - 62 Min
- Yoga for Beginners Two with Dr. Melissa West - 60 Min
- Intermediate/Beginner: Lunch Time Yoga Class - 45 Min
That’s generally not enough to make a significant change in your weight. That is only one meal of the day, after all. It is a good start, though. You need a good healthy and balanced diet and exercise is important as well. While what you eat matters more, not exercising can cause your weight to stay the same or plateau in Weight Loss. Make sure you’re getting your daily fruits and veggies, lean meats, lots of water, green tea, cardio, weight resistance workouts. Remember to work out a few times a week if possible, always eat healthy and portioned, and always treat yourself. I have a health for beginners page (that needs updating) in my FAQ page if you need more help with that, and some workouts stuff in the Index page! read more..
Sunday, 10 June 2012
Who wants to quadruple their Weight Loss? That's what we thought. These small changes may seem simple, but they can help you take off major pounds:
Small Changes That Take Off Big Pounds - Prevention.com
These expert weight lose tips show you easy ways to lose weight by making simple tweaks to your diet and exercise routine read more..
Staying close to home this weekend? Doesn't mean you can't get a workout in. Try these 7 Workouts that are perfect for small spaces
At Home Fitness: 7 Workout Ideas for Small Spaces - Prevention.com
Learn at home workouts you can do in the living room, in your apartment, in a small exercise room, dorm rooms, or anywhere that you don't have a lot of space. Try kettlebells, jumping rope, suspension training with TRX and more. read more..
Gwyneth Paltrow: Cardio of choice=dancing; Favorite Exercise Equipment: Resistance bands and lightweight dumbbells. More Fit Secrets from Hollywood's A-Listers: read more..
Saturday, 9 June 2012
t-is-for-training:1.) As long as I exercise, I can eat anything I want. Exercise doesn’t constitute a free pass to excessively binge on unhealthy foods. You’ll be undoing all of the hard work that you put into your workout. Just encase you haven’t gotten the message yet; abs are also made in the kitchen. Think of your body as a car. You need to put fuel into your body just as you’d put fuel into a car. You wouldn’t put mud, garbage, and other yucky things into your car’s gas tank, would you? No, it wouldn’t run. So, don’t fill your body’s tank with poor food choices. Treat your body with the respect it deserves.2.) Salads are always the safest choice. Just because it has lettuce and vegetables doesn’t make it healthy! As long as you make the right choices, then yes, salads can be very nutritional. But, if you’re loading your salads with fried chicken, high fat cheeses and dressings, and mountains of croutons, then you might as well go for the burger and fries instead. In fact, some salads pack more calories than a burger and fries. Read about “The Worst Salads in America.” I rest my case.3.) Eating several mini meals is always better than eating a few larger meals. For some people, this is true, but everyone is different. The more meals you have, the more opportunities you have to lose self-control. Choose a plan that fits your needs and lifestyle. If you choose to have 3 meals per day, choose a small, healthy snack in between each meal to sufficiently hold you over. Try fruit and Greek yogurt, a small bowl of whole grain cereal, or carrots with a serving of hummus and whole grain crackers.4.) As long as it’s healthy, I can eat as much of it as I want. Calories still count no matter what you eat. Regardless, your caloric consumption should come from healthy foods, but this doesn’t constitute the excuse to eat larger quantities of these foods. A serving size is a serving size for a reason. For some people, they may need more, but we should all still be aware of what we’re putting into our bodies. For instance, all-natural nut butters are healthy, but it’s also a food that is high in fat (good fats) and calories. Therefore, you shouldn’t grab a spoon and eat the entire jar within one sitting or day.5.) Eating late at night will cause weight gain. A calorie is a calorie. It really doesn’t matter what time you consume them. What matters is how many calories you take in for the entire day. Just be careful because people tend to have snack attacks while watching prime time TV shows or a late night movie. Avoid mindless eating and portion your snack before you sit down.6.) Skipping meals is beneficial. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day for a reason. It jump starts your metabolism and provides your body with sustained energy. So if you skip meals, you’re going to slow down your metabolism, feel sluggish, and more than likely, you may binge on more food later on in the day. And, if you begin the day with a healthy choices, you’ll probably want to continuously make healthy choices for each subsequent meal.7.) Carbohydrates are fattening. They will be if your carbohydrates primarily come from donuts, cake, white bread, mountains of pasta, and so forth. Carbs give us energy, but it’s all about choosing the best carbs available (ie. whole grains and fruit) and consuming the appropriate amount. Carbs should come from whole grains, beans, fruit, and veggies. With good carbs comes fiber and fiber has been known to aid in weight loss. Benefits of carbs.8.) Fast food and dining out should be avoided. Yes, this is true if you have the willpower of an ant, but all you really have to do is make the right choices. If you want success badly enough, you’ll make better choices. Plain and simple. Just plan ahead. Many restaurants post nutritional information and display healthier options on their websites. Don’t arrive overly hungry, nor skip every meal that day until you head out. That’s a recipe for disaster. Skip the fries an read more..
Carey-Brown writes that the stuffed animal “jumped” from her daughter’s stroller as they exited the train, and fell onto the tracks…MBTA workers acted quickly to save her daughter’s stuffed bunny, Nummy from being run over.
This would never happen in NYC.Boston workers halt train to save 3-year-old’s stuffed animal. read more..
BLEND A BETTER SMOOTHIE: Use frozen fruit instead of ice cubes for undiluted, frosty-thick results! Check out our tips and yummy smoothie recipes!
Whip It Good: The Best Post-Exercise Smoothies | Fitbie
To get the most from your postride nutrition, toss it into a blender and drink up read more..
Minimal, breathable, lace-less, and waterproof. Here's the lowdown on the best new high-tech workout shoes: http://ow.ly/br1d6
Athletic Shoes: Fresh-Air Fanatic
Looking for the best running shoes or walking shoes? You've come to the right place read more..
Get in better shape with man's best friend! Check out these 7 ways to get fit with your pet. Stand up paddleboarding, anyone?
Sweat with Your Pet | Fitbie
7 fun ways to exercise with your pooch read more..
FRIDAY, June 8 (Healthday News) -- While U.S. doctors often urge obese teens to eat better and exercise more, overweight kids headed for obesity seldom get the same medical advice, a new study shows. read more..
Friday, 8 June 2012
Man, it'd be a lot easier to exercise if we were on a beach or had these views! Check out these amazing places across the country to work out.
What's your favorite place to exercise outdoors?
21 Best Places for an Outdoor Workout | Fitbie
We scoured the United States from coast to coast to find fun, inspiring, and just plain beautiful locations to go and exercise read more..
Gardein herb dijon “breast” (vegan) and a whole zucchini cooked in water with pico de gallo seasoning and lemon juice on it. And iced strawberry flavored tea with honey in it (look at my cute tea cup). The herb dijon breast looks really bland and weird in this photo but it looked better in person and it tastes really good. There was thick gravy type of stuff (the herb dijon) on top so it looks weird. Pretty small dinner but I’m running out of food haha. That’s okay though. I’m not hungry right now and I keep snacking on chocolate treats anyway so I should be content for the next 2 hours or so. read more..
Thursday, 7 June 2012
While running was something I craved for so long, recently I have found it to be little more than a chore. I guess that is what the road to recovery looks like after an injury that doesn't ever seem to give in. Maybe someday I will relive through words all I have been through these past months but for now I want to focus mainly on what the future holds.
The decline started well before the debilitating injury and so I have had to sit out two big races that were previously on my schedule. Some of that has been chronicled here on the site, but honestly, I find it difficult to write about running when I can't lace the shoes up and feel the wind in my hair and the bugs in my teeth. The 13.1 Atlanta was the first of those, while the second was the Publix Georgia Marathon.
While the injury took it's toll in both fitness and spirit, it also messed with my healthy eating and ultimately I gained some unwanted weight. As if the running is not hard enough already to build back up, I am having to do it while carrying much more than I have since 2007.
Running is not nearly as fun as it used to be, however I am determined to return to the days when I couldn't wait till the next easy run, long run, or when I was just hitting the trails to let the trouble of the day melt away. I have been running pain free for a little over a month now, but still need to get on a regular schedule and start building the miles.
I find that I hit snooze much less if I have a goal, and what better goal to set than one of 26.2 miles. The only problem is that I am not crazy, just a little overzealous at times. That being the case I will step back and rethink the insanity and take smaller steps. I will be running a 4 miler later this month and then make my way down Peachtree in July, but these will only serve as stepping stones on my way back to the 13.1 half marathon distance.
I have run the 13.1 Atlanta multiple times and have been a part of it in some way every year so what better race to put on the calendar as a "goal" than the Allstate Life Insurance 13.1 Marathon Atlanta on October 7th. The race will once again start and finish in Town Brookhaven on Peachtree and wind around the surrounding neighborhoods while also covering a few miles on Peachtree itself. If you are looking for a fall half marathon I highly recommend this race, and there is no better time to register than now.
Want to run the Allstate Life Insurance 13.1 Marathon Atlanta for free?
I welcome you to hang around and follow my recovery and path to the 2012 13.1 Atlanta. Better yet, why don't you join me in running it? If you hang around here at 26.2 Quest you may even find yourself lucky enough to run this race for free this year. As I did last year, I will have some race entry giveaways as the race gets closer. Make sure you follow now so you don't miss these announcements.
Thanks for hanging out while I haven't been around as often, I look forward to interacting again very soon!
Time to update your feed reader to something that says 26.2 Quest even more - http://feeds.262quest.com/262quest read more..
Happy National Running Day! The beautiful things that happen to your body during a run: http://ow.ly/bnRrI..."Like" this post if you're fitting in a run today. Tell us how many miles in the comments below!
Your Body On...A 30-Minute Run
A 30-minute run leads to awesome mental and physical benefits read more..
New research suggests marathon training can be harmful. Moderation, anyone?
Extreme endurance exercise carries risks
The old adage, “all good things in moderation,” may be true, especially when it comes to exercise. In an article in this month’s Mayo Clinic Proccedings researchers looked at an emerging body of papers that point to the fact that even exercise can have diminishing returns. read more..
Wednesday, 6 June 2012
Tomorrow is National Running Day, a coast-to-coast celebration of a sport and activity that's simple, inexpensive, and fun! Celebrate with these tips: http://ow.ly/bntrk Are you planning on running tomorrow?
101 Greatest Running Tips
It can be tough to stay motivated--especially when you're tired or the weather sucks. But we've got 101 reasons why you can't quit--from our... read more..
- Make 5 goals - 5 things you want to do by the end of the month. Be reasonable with them and keep the list somewhere you’ll remember. Chances are you won’t lose 20 lbs by the end of the month, so skip it as a goal. Instead focus your goals around getting more active and healthy. Everyday try to make one better choice like taking the stairs instead of waiting for the elevator or having an apply for snack even though you’re dying to have the slice of pie. All these little changes will really add up. If you don’t already have an exercise you do regularly…
- Try out a new exercise - Switching up your exercise routine is important, especially if you’re hitting a plateau. Curious about an exercise you’ve been eyeing for awhile? YouTube that shit. Read about it on Google. DO IT. Why not? Try to exercise at least 2-3 days a week this month.
- Eat fruit! - Only the most delicious fruits are in season in June. Strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, watermelon, rhubarb, cherries and so much more! Not only is fruit good for you, but in season you can find some great deals on it! Check out your local farmer’s market for freshly grown produce at great prices.
- GET OUTSIDE!! - IT’S JUNE, what could you possibly doing inside?! (besides Tumblr;) ) Swim, hike, bike, walk, skip. Do it all. Play basketball at that old court down the road, ride your bike to work. The sun is shining and there is no better time to get active and have fun.
LONDON (Reuters) - Drug-resistant strains of gonorrhoea have spread to countries across the world, the U.N. health agency said on Wednesday, and millions of patients may run out of treatment options unless doctors catch and treat cases earlier. Scientists reported last year finding a "superbug" gonorrhoea strain in Japan that is resistant to all recommended antibiotics and warned then that it could transform a once easily treatable infection into a global health threat. ... read more..
We're walking during our lunch break. Join us and burn 350 calories!
Walk Off 350 Calories in 45 Minutes
Talk about an efficient lunch break!The Biggest Loser trainer, Bob Harper, designed a walk-it-off routine, blasting 350 calories in 45 minutes. read more..
plusonefitness:Examples of quick and easy snacks are: yogurt,...
plusonefitness:Examples of quick and easy snacks are: yogurt, mini bagels, banana, smoothie, pretzels, and apple juice. http://www.usaswimming.org/ViewNewsArticle.aspx?TabId=0&itemid=4360&mid=8712 read more..
Tuesday, 5 June 2012
losing-every-extra-pound:How to Stay Motivated
“you cannot ‘find’ motivation, you must create it!” - yoga-body 50 Ways to Stay Motivated for Weight LossHow to Stay Motivated to Exercise
12 Ways to Get Motivated
Staying Motivated to Lose Weight
More Articles about MotivationTake it One Day at a Time
Don’t worry about tomorrow, focus on today. Focus on eating right for today, make it your goal for the day, and repeat it tomorrow, and the day after that and the day after that. Surround Yourself with Positivity
“Change your thoughts, and you change your world”, it’s really true. Think you can, and you can do anything. Think positive, breathe positive, live positive, be positive as much as possible. Focus on the solution, rather than the problem. Surround yourself with good people, good food (food that’s good for you), and good thoughts.
Create a Dream Board
Bring your dreams to life. Look at them every day. Never lose sight of what you want. Fill it with your favourite quotes and pictures to inspire you. How to Make a Dream Board
Digital Dream Board
Create a Dream Board Visualize Accomplishing your Goals
If your goal is to lose weight, create a mental picture of yourself having already achieved it. What will you look like, feel like, and move like when you have accomplished that goal? Living as if you are already there makes realizing your vision something you focus on daily. Make Realistic Goals
Ask yourself what you want. What do you want from life? Who do you want to be? Where do you want to be? And make realistic goals. Now that doesn’t mean you can’t have your dream body, it just means realizing that it won’t happened overnight. Make S.M.A.R.T goals. Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, & Time-bound goals. SMART Criteria
Example of SMART goal Reward Yourself, Be Kind to Yourself & Recognize your Progress
When you know you have been good to your body, treat yourself! Find a reward that inspires you- a new pair of sneakers or workout outfit, a new music CD for your walk or pamper your feet with a pedicure for all of your efforts. Give yourself a hug once in awhile! Train hard, eat right, sleep well, but once a week, allow yourself an indulgence. Enjoy your favorite dessert, get a massage, or simply take some time for yourself to relax.
It’s Okay to Cheat!
Once in a while, cheating will keep you on track! Planning a cheat, whether it’s a snack, a meal, a weekend or a week vacation, can make all the difference in the world. Allowing yourself a little “controlled” wiggle room, you can avoid falling off the wagon. And once your “cheat” is done, go right back to your plan.
Forget about the Scale
Focus on how you’re life is changing, on how you feel. Focus on how you’ve changed. Focus on the inches lost, the muscle gained. Focus on how much better you’re becoming and how much you’re gaining. Alternatively, weigh yourself once a week, or even once a month. Measure your entire body monthly as well. Take one picture of yourself daily in the same outfit for the duration of your journey. Don’t Compare Yourself to Others
Focus on yourself, on creating the best you possible. Remember that everyone is different, everyone has their own experiences, and their own unique imperfections. Different people are at different stages at different times. Comparing yourself to others can lead to bitterness, anger, jealousy, envy and even unhealthy competition.
How to Stop Comparing Yourself to Other People
Learning to Live: Don’t Compare Yourself to Others read more..
Aw I’m glad to hear that. Makes me happy. It can be hard to find a bit of time to do things like cooking when you work a lot but it’s possible. Just think of quick meals that you can make that is healthy. Try to focus on a lot of fruits and veggies. Make time for yourself to prepare a sandwich, a salad, cut up some fruits and veggies, maybe make burritos or taco’s. You can even prepare some of this stuff earlier if possible and heat it up later. I don’t have my own personal kitchen or much food that requires a lot of cooking, and I never want to take long to make my meals and clean up, so my meals are usually quick. I post some of them in my pictures/posts page if that gives you any help into quick meals. You can heat up some marinara sauce, grate some zucchini, dice some tomatoes and whatever else you want on it, mix it together, and enjoy. That could only take you… as long as you wait for your fast food. It might take a bit for you to get a little creative with food but it’s actually pretty fun when you start to realize all of the different things that you can do. A few things I could tell you to make are in that link of my foods. And eating healthy isn’t expensive if you know how to spend. It’s a bit difficult at first but it all depends on what you buy. And with exercise… It’s hard at home but if you can give yourself at least 30 minutes to exercise a day, that’s something. Do some jump roping, push ups, tricep dips, bicycle crunches, reverse crunches, planks, squats and walking lunges, etc. You can actually get a lot done in that little bit of time. Finding the motivation can be hard but just go for it. Tell yourself how bad you want it, and do it! Make an inspiration/motivation board, put on your swim suit, whatever motivates you to keep pushing. You can do it (: I hope this was helpful. read more..
Learn 13 ways to dial down high blood pressure naturally:
13 Ways to Lower Blood Pressure Naturally - Prevention.com
You can lower high blood pressure naturally, quickly, and without drugs. See these Healthy Eating, exercise, and lifestyle tips to treat high blood pressure without medication, from Prevention. read more..
We’re all built differently so you might naturally have larger calves than you’re hoping for. You can’t target fat loss but you will naturally lose some fat in that area if you lose weight all over. Your body will balance it all out. If it’s Muscle from exercise, you can do exercises that don’t build the muscle so much. Just remember that we all have different bodies and you will have to accept yours for how it’s meant to be. (: read more..
Monday, 4 June 2012
Top toning exercises you're not doing but should. What's your favorite strength exercise to do?
The Best Strength Training Exercises You’re Not Doing - Prevention.com
See the best exercises that help build strength and lean muscle that you may not know about. You’ll get arm exercises, leg exercises, abs exercises, and more exercises to help you lose weight fast read more..
Working out with chronic pain? Yep, you can do it. Here's how:
Working out with chronic pain? Yep, you can do it. Here's how:
How To Exercise With Chronic Pain - Prevention.com
If you're living with chronic pain, the key to feeling better could be exercise, according to a new study that shows how anyone can boost their... read more..
When Kate Hudson's not running after her two sons, Ryder and Bingham, she catches a Pilates session or dance class. She's also a fan of Core Fusion, a mix of yoga, Pilates, ballet, and strength training. The Best Summer Bodies of 2012: read more..
Tomorrow is “Helmet Day” and to raise awareness of the importance of wearing a helmet, Ottawa Public Health (OPH) is marking this day by collaborating with 24 local retailers, who will be offering one-day discounts on helmets to customers at 46 retail locations across the city.“A helmet is an essential piece of cycling equipment that can reduce the chance of a head injury by as much as 85 per cent. My helmet lives with my bike. They go everywhere together! Every year, approximately 5,700 children and youth under the age of 20 visit Ottawa emergency rooms for head injuries and of these, 400 are hospitalized,” said Board of Health Member Councillor David Chernushenko. “We are proud to be partnering, for the first time, with retailers to help increase the accessibility of this very important piece of protective gear.”Kunstadt Sports is one of the 24 retailers offering discounts for Helmet Day. “We like to promote cycling not only for health benefits but also for transportation,” said Kunstadt Sports owner, Eric Kunstadt. “We want to make it easier for people to participate in cycling and make it a fun and a safe activity.” Kunstadt Sports is offering a 30 per cent discount on helmets at their three Ottawa locations.Mark White, an avid cyclist and survivor of a 2009 hit and run collision expressed a need for more parents to do their part in promoting helmet safety: “It is up to us to be role models for safe and active living. For a child, it sends a confusing message when they must wear a helmet for their safety, but parents do not. My helmet saved my life and I would like to be a part of creating change by promoting how important it is to wear a helmet.”Before buying a helmet, ensure that you are purchasing the proper style of helmet for the sport you are engaging in and use the 2V1 rule:2: Ensure your helmet sits level and square on your head, and the front is two fingers distance from the helmet to eyebrows.V: Adjust the straps to meet just below the ear in a V shape, and fasten comfortably.1: Allow only one finger to fit between the chin strap and the chin, so your helmet fits snug.In Ontario, bicycle helmets must be worn by all cyclists who are under the age of 18 – it is the law. OPH recommends that all residents wear helmets to protect themselves from serious injury.“Helmets save lives. As well, the potential of a neurological disability is very high when an un-helmeted head hits the pavement,” states Dr. Michael Vassilyadi, Director of Think First Ottawa Chapter. “Wearing a properly fitted helmet, while engaged in summer activities, such as cycling, skateboarding and rollerblading, is the best investment you can make in protecting your brain.”For more information on Ottawa Helmet Day discounts visit: www.adoptahelmet.comFor more information about choosing and using the correct helmet, please visit ottawa.ca/health or call 613-580-6744 (TTY: 613-580-9656). You can also connect with OPH on Facebook and Twitter (@ottawahealth).For more information:
613-580-2450Public inquiries read more..