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How to Avoid Putting on Weight During the Off Season

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  1. Do not eat out of emotion.  Emotional eating is what causes you to choose the sugary treat over the salad or eat when you’re really not hungry. Ask yourself “If this was a salad/apple/something healthy, would I still want to eat it?” If  the answer is yes, then go eat one of those…

7 Tips to Transition from the Road to the Trail

Trail running is a great way to start or renew your passion for running.  By abandoning the city streets and heading up to the trails, you leave behind the traffic, the noise, the dirty air, and the chaos of city life.  You are then transported to a quite, serene, challenging, beautiful place to run and…

Hydration for your Run

It’s spring but it won’t be for long! During the days of summer, we have lots of great opportunities to get outside, run and train, and usually during that time, it gets hotter while our runs get longer. You may have seen our awesome blog on how why runners should stay hydrated and been wondering,…

Daily Hydration: Why should runners drink water? (Part 1)

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If you’re a runner —and especially if you’re a runner that lives in the Utah desert— drinking water is not optional. Besides being critical to blood circulation and body temperature regulation, here are three (perhaps surprising) reasons why staying hydrated should be a part of your running program from now on: 1) Dehydration equals drowsiness. Yes,…

10% Rule

When beginning a running or walking program, people often want to know how to increase mileage (or exercise duration) quickly without getting injured. Nothing sets back runners like an injury and it discourages a lot of people from wanting to get back out there. An important way to protect yourself and increase your enjoyment is to…

Can I Run on a Bad Air Day?

We live in a great state. As you may have noticed in the 2010 census, Utah was the 3rd fastest growing state in America over the last 10 years. Obviously, the word has gotten out. Maybe it had something to do with those Winter Games we hosted in 2002? Regardless of the reason why people…

Essential off season leg stability work

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Joint issues are very common among endurance athletes, but the good news is that you can dramatically reduce your chance of getting those kinds of injuries! Strengthening weak muscles, stretching tight ones and relieving muscle tension should become not just an off season, but year round mantra of anyone who doesn’t want to get injured.…

Trigger Point Therapy Kit-help at home

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No matter what time of year it is, athletes, active people and gym goers all have the same problem to deal with, muscles that get tight and cause problems! Now is always a good time to start getting rid of some of these problem areas. Wouldn’t it be great if we all could go to…
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