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November 16, 2017

Top 10 Christmas Stocking Stuffers for Runners

If you have a runner in your life, then get a bit more creative than giving them running socks as a gift this Christmas.
We have put together the best items for runners that will make you look like the most thoughtful person in the world and if you’re the runner, then go nuts and treat yo’self!

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June 28, 2017

Prepare Your Body For Running – Part 1

So you’ve had enough of being unfit, but you don’t know where to start and you don’t want to spend excess money on a gym membership. What is one of the cheapest and ‘easiest’ forms of exercise you ask yourself, and you think ‘running!’

How hard is running? You just get up out of your office chair and start pounding the pavement with your expensive new shoes and all of a sudden you feel like you can run a half marathon.

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June 01, 2017

The Science of Performance-Enhancing Running Music

“The tempo of the music you choose while running should match the intensity of the workout you’re about to embrace.” There’s nothing quite like walking out your front door, popping in your favorite running headphones, and turning on your trusty running music to get you fired up. Without even taking that first step, your blood […]

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December 20, 2016

How Music Enhances Your Mental and Emotional Life

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“Regardless of the type of music you choose to listen to, your mindset will be positively affected by it.”

Imagine two scenarios.
In the first, the alarm sounds, stirring you from a peaceful slumber with a soothing melody that gradually gets louder and more energetic. You feel refreshed, ready to take on the day.
Now imagine this: the alarm sounds, but this time, it’s a loud buzzing sound. You groan and roll over. It’s difficult to even get out of bed, let alone get ready for the tasks ahead.

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November 15, 2016

Can Music help in Rest & Recovery?

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“Listening to upbeat music during the recovery period immediately post exercise helps to lower the body’s lactic acid levels by comparison with a recovery period without music.”

Most people overlook the fact that rest and recovery are just as important to a successful training program as the intensity of the training we do.
In fact, rest and relaxation are not just the best way to avoid physical and mental burn out, but they actually make us stronger due to the way our body’s muscles rebuild after training.

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November 02, 2016

How to Reduce Stress with Music

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“Research shows that listening to slow melodic music is most effective for the majority of people in relieving stress.”

The almost magical power of music to affect our state of mind has been known for centuries, but it is only relatively recently that this apparent common knowledge has been backed up by proven scientific studies in numerous fields of medical research.
Indeed, music has been shown to have a positive impact on both mind and body in as diverse fields as sports training recoverysurgery recovery, childhood learning ability, drug rehabilitation and of course, relaxing music to reduce stress.

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October 27, 2016

Why Stress is Killing Us In Today’s Tech-Driven World

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“42% of Americans don’t know how to manage stress and one of the major reasons of stress related illnesses are due to work related issues.”

This 7 minute read is to find out if stress could be killing you without you realizing it’s harmful effects however its not all bad news…read on to find out why.
Stress reactions happen when the body’s “fight or flight” response is triggered causing the heart rate to increase. Your nervous system responds by releasing a flood of stress hormones, adrenaline and cortisol, which rouse the body for emergency action.

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October 06, 2016

Earbuds for Serious Runners, Making the Right Choice.

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“The best Bluetooth wireless headphones really added to the freedom of running because you don’t even notice they are there.”

There is literally nothing better than the feeling after you’ve completed a perfect run. So what is a perfect run? It’s that rare occasion when all the stars seem to align specifically for your workout.
The air temperature is exactly the way you like it. Your breathing is impeccably rhythmical. You body moves with ease, your running shoes are doing fit like a glove and you want to keep on running at the end of it.

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