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The London Olympics were among the most memorable Summer Games I've ever followed for numerous reasons. Right off the bat, the greatest Olympian ever wrapped up his career in Michael Phelps, while Jamaica's Usain Bolt earned the right to lay claim to being the greatest track...

The mental and emotional disappointment of any physical setback may trigger feelings of frustration, hopelessness, and even depression. Maybe it’s necessary to modify a fitness routine due to physical limitations as a result of an injury. If running was a big part of your 20s and 30s,...

As you watch the Olympics are you inspired to get back to competing in sports if it’s been a while? Or maybe you’ve never been a very competitive, but wonder what it might be like to challenge yourself and others. One of the best ways average...

Rowing machines may not be the most glamorous or commonly discussed piece of equipment in a gym, but they can give you one of the best workouts possible. Rowing machines can provide a tremendous cardio workout that’s low-impact on the joints and ligaments as far as...

The 2012 London Olympics are truly inspiring and although you’re almost assuredly not going to be part of the U.S. team in 2016, there are ways to put the inspiration to work to really better yourself. While we’re highly unlikely to get an invite to...

As we marvel at the feats of athletes at the London Olympics, it’s natural to sit back and wonder: “How’d they get there?” Many young athletes are dreaming right now about making the Olympics themselves one day, as are parents in many cases as well. Some youngsters...

With the London Olympics well under way, let the athletes inspire you to do more than just cheer. Get up off the couch and improve your fitness level. Although the vast majority of us will never come close to being Olympic-caliber athletes, we can all make...

The summer is a great time to enjoy fresh local produce. Here in July, blueberries, tomatoes, watermelon and sweet corn are abundant. While it’s very important to include these types of fresh produce in your diet, you can enjoy the taste better and get more bang for...

Proper shoes and that fit properly greatly benefit bodies in motion. In speaking with a female fitness trainer lately about common injuries or complaints, she said women often run into problems because of their footwear. Fashion forward ladies with several pairs of three-or-more inch heals in their...