A new year means new resolutions, but what happens to those goals around February? Most likely they’ve slowly been discarded for the more comfortable habits of the past. Don’t beat yourself up about it, however, because you are not alone. A study by Dr. Norcross, a psychology professor at the University of Scranton, found that only 64% of those who make resolutions keep them past the first month, with only 8% accomplishing their goal for the year. The question is; what do those 8% do differently to be successful in their goals?
It seems that running and racing has really been in the spotlight lately, but what about those of us who have never run before, let alone run in a race? With the Spring racing season coming up fast here are 5 reasons why YOU should consider running - or walking - your first 5k.
Whether you've recently have started a workout program or you've been working out for years, then I am sure you have heard of CrossFit. Over the last few years it has been all over the Internet and gyms that specialize in it have been popping up everywhere. So, what is CrossFit?
Everyone knows it is important to stay properly hydrated, but how do you make sure you get enough water? First, let's look at how much H20 is enough H20. According to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, women should consume 91 ounces of water a day, and men need 125 ounces a day; a good deal more than the 8 cups (64 ounces) we were always told to get. However, not all of this water needs to come from sipping out of a glass. We actually get water from a variety of food sources. It is also important to note that some people may need more or less than the recommended amount, depending on other factors such as activity level. One of the best ways to stay adequately hydrated is to pay attention to what our bodies are telling us, and rehydrate accordingly.