Here at Lilliput Health we regularly treat professional and recreational athletes that stick to rigorous training regimes. Looking at these athletes, it’s hard to imagine that at one point they were where you are now, but just remember: everyone has to start somewhere. So here are some of our tips to help you make a success of your exercise routine, helping you on your way to a new and healthier you!
Black Friday is the perfect day to buy a treadmill or elliptical for three reasons:
- It’s cold outside so it’s time to bring your running workout indoors.
- You’ve just gained a few pounds from all that Thanksgiving dinner so you need a treadmill or elliptical to get yourself back into shape.
- And of course, you can get a nice treadmill at discount thanks to some awesome coupons!
To help you find the best deal, we have come up with the best coupons for both NordicTrack treadmills and ellipticals.
Metabolic training is a very effective trending form of exercise. Get all of the information that you need to know about it below. [Read more…]
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According to an article Watch a Scary Movie and Burn Calories, you can actually counteract all those candy bars you’ll be munching on while you’re really supposed to be giving them away to trick-or-treaters tonight. Don’t worry we’ve all been there too, who can simply pass out candy all night without grabbing a piece for themselves every now and then.
Well according to the article mentioned above, a recent study was done by the University of Westminster that proved you actually burn calories while watching scary movies. As your heart rate increases, so does your calorie-burning furnace. They stated that a watching a two hour scary movie, sitting on the comfort of your couch, can actually help you to burn close to 200 calories.
Running is a hobby taken up by many people across the country, however most runners suffer from pronation problems and therefore stop running all together. Unfortunately they use this first experience of discomfort as an excuse to not carry on. Firstly, they need to learn the do’s and don’ts on running.
Pronation is the medical term referring to the movement and weight distribution of a joint. In our case, it is how the foot distributes weight as a runner cycles through their gait. It is the body’s natural shock absorption process to roll inwards from heel towards big toe as we run or walk, but it is the action of that process in each individual that determines pronation. Pronation is commonly related to the natural profile of our feet.
There are three types: neutral, under- and over- pronation. A neutral pronator, the most efficient type, will transfer from heel to toe with a relatively straight and balanced movement. Under pronators transfer too far to the outside of their feet, and their gait can loosely be described as moving in a bow-legged fashion. [Read more…]
Getting a little exercise every now and then is certainly no bad thing. It’s liberating to get out on the open road and pound the feet with a little light jogging. However, some people have a very strange idea of exercise!
In the UK, one man decided to do something a little different when it comes to keeping fit. Tony Morrison is a runner who wanted to make a difference. Already no stranger to marathon running, Tony adopted an unusual strategy when it came to his current routine. For 30 consecutive days over August and September 2012, Tony ran a half marathon (13 miles) each morning, culminating in his participation in the Great North Run, held in Newcastle, England.
But this isn’t the most interesting thing. No, Tony decided too crazy was a little too boring for his tastes and decided to make a date with insanity instead. He did each and every run with a fridge strapped to his back. An actual fridge! Now, that takes guts and a mountain of stamina. [Read more…]
We all know exercise is good for the body. Several studies have proven that exercise brings many health benefits including lowering blood pressure, controlling blood sugar, helping to prevent cancer, and many more. Most people don’t exercise not because they don’t want to but because they find it hard to motivate themselves. Motivation is a key step to develop a habit of exercising. Here are easy steps to motivate yourself to get moving: [Read more…]
Signing up for a race is a great motivator to ensure you stick to your fitness goals. Having that set goal with a specific date in mind helps you to stay on track, especially when you know that day is quickly approaching. Completing a full marathon can be quite the accomplishment when it comes to races, yet if this is your first race it may not be such a good idea to start out straight at the top.
If this is your first race, try starting by running a 5K with these tips; then build your way up to a 10K, a half and then the full marathon. Yet if this is not your first race and you feel you are ready to tackle that full marathon goal, we want to help you accomplish that goal and have the most successful marathon race possible.
Finding a training plan and sticking to it is only half the battle, there are certain tips that may help you prep for the big day. So when we came across Shape Magazine’s Top 25 Marathon Training Tips we knew this was something we had to share with our NordicTrack treadmill runners who may be thinking of signing up for their own marathon.
We tried narrowing down the 25 to the ones we felt were most important, yet even then had a hard time combining them all into one post. So here is Part One of the Top Marathon Training Tips to help you “avoid common marathon running mistakes and fly across that finish line”: [Read more…]
If I were to tell you regular exercise, such as running, was to help you to lose weight, has been proven over and over again to not only improve but prevent health problems, you probably wouldn’t be too shocked right?! Now what if I were to tell you regular exercise has actually been shown to make one happier and smarter?! Got your attention now right?
I’m sure you’ve all heard of that famous ‘runner’s high’ which is due to the release of endorphins during a long run that leave you with a very positive feeling, which you can read more about in Exercising to Release Endorphins.
According to an article titled Exercise for Physical and Emotional Health, “exercise distracts your mind, and with the release of those endorphins, gets you away from negative thinking that feed anxiety and depression, as well as sour moods.” They also stated that you can get this ‘runner’s high’ feeling from any form of exercise as it is “simply a byproduct of exercise and increased blood flow.” [Read more…]