Posts Tagged ‘fitness’

October 16th, 2014 | By | No Comments

#SWELLivin

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Your body is rad.

In fact every single human body is more than rad. It’s remarkable, and capable of soooooo many incredible things. Case in point: Freedivers that can hold their breath for 5 minutes, marathon runners, rock climbers, powerlifters, hip hop dancers, Kobayashi, and of course, surfers. But, even non-pro or extreme athletes (ordinary joe’s like myself) are cable of amazing things. Another case in point: Beating personal bests in a timed mile, hiking a 14’er, completing a triathlon, or rehabbing from a life altering injury to being better than before.

And those are just a few examples off the top of my head. (more…)

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October 11th, 2014 | By | No Comments

Saturday Salute | 20 Minute Stair Workout

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Take the Stairs.
Break up the monotony of your average jaunt by adding in sets of stair sprints. You’ll  get a more dynamic workout, access different muscles, plus, sometimes you’ll grab some killer views from the top.
Need a bit more structure? Say, something that only eats up 20 minutes of your time? Read on for a quick stair workout for the short on time…
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September 25th, 2014 | By | No Comments

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There are studies out there that show one thing that alleviates depression, anxiety, and a whole lot of other health complications, and in general is making people more happy, and having a greater quality of life. This miraculous medicine is not a pill, it’s being active for 30 minutes each day. Yup, exercise = some seriously great medicine. (more…)

September 15th, 2014 | By | 1 Comment

Yoga for Adrenaline Junkies A series on finding adventure, stoke, and a killer workout in the Great Outdoors by Johnie Gall

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I’m not ashamed to admit that I get bored when I practice traditional yoga. I used to sit on my mat, choking on incense, wondering when my mind would stop drifting to “Oh no, yoga farts!,” just waiting for the day when Downward Facing Dog would actually feel like a resting pose. Why was I the only one would couldn’t get the hang of this yoga thing?

Then I decided to make my own form of yoga, and everything changed.  I got creative, got outdoors, added in some exercise, and made it a challenge. Suddenly, I understood what it felt like to flow through poses and feel refreshed when I finally stepped off my mat. Even if you find your “om” doing high-octane activities, there’s still a way to pack a punch into your yoga routine. Here are some ideas:
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