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Scared about starting to jog? Take baby steps.

Scared about starting to jog? Take baby steps.

Many folks are avid walkers that have always wanted to get back to jogging or want to start jogging.  Some are obsessed with the Elliptical workouts but desire to be outside. Whatever your fitness wish, you should know that many people can start a joint jogging program with the proper steps!Set realistic expectationsFirst, set realistic expectationsRead More…

Does Running Cause Disc Problems?

Does Running Cause Disc Problems?

  Recent Studies Show Running and Exercise May Actually Strengthen the Intervertebral Disc    A recent study looked at the lumbar disc problems,  Intervertebral Discs (IVDs) in people that were runners for greater than five years and also ran more than 50+ kilometers per week (long distance runners). The intervertebral discs act as shock absorbentsRead More…