Positive Thinking’s Power in Fitness

The mental and physical realms, at times, can seem entirely separate. In athletics, however, they are intimately linked, whether you’re a casual exerciser or a professional competitor. Positive thinking and visualization are techniques that approximately 70 percent or more of athletes put to use while training for their activities. Practicing visualization exercises before you even

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Visualization Improves Sports Performance

From Jack Nicklaus to Mohammad Ali, many elite athletes are known to incorporate visualization into their training. It’s a powerful cognitive technique where you create a multisensory simulation of yourself executing a task. By mastering the movements in your head and familiarizing yourself with the accompanying sensations, your body is primed to achieve peak performance

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Make Time in Your Schedule for Worry

Everyone deals with some stress, but keeping your stress level under control is important for both your mental and physical health. About 25 percent of Americans experience “a great deal” of stress on a monthly basis, with rates even higher for older adults. Chronic stress increases your risk of conditions such as depression, Alzheimer’s, diabetes,

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Five Herbs & Spices That Boost Wellness

Over the past century, modern medicine has reigned as the first defense against ailments and disease. To back up the wonders of modern medicine are natural substances such as herbs and spices, which help to combat many conditions. Cayenne Cayenne, also known as capsicum, is often used as a remedy for indigestion and headaches. This

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Who Can Run a Race? You Can!

Getting From Couch to 5K If you’ve never run a race before, or have taken a long hiatus from cardio activity, training for a 5K can seem daunting—or even impossible. Don’t be intimidated. If you are hoping to run this 3.1-mile race this season, there is a terrific training program designed especially for novices: the

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Fascial Connections: Why Fascia Is Important

Fascia is one of the least understood tissues in the body. Just as vital as bone and muscle, fascia permeates nearly every aspect of the human form, but still doesn’t get the attention it deserves. Healthy fascia is as important to well being as healthy muscles; fascial imbalances can lead to a host of physical

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Tony Schiller on Training for Racing & Longevity

Imagine toeing the line of the Olympic Marathon trials. Imagine glancing to your left and to your right and seeing the best of the best beside you. Imagine knowing that you are the biggest person and the slowest person on that line (which you know because you signed up to be interviewed by Runner’s World

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