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Exercise and Fitness
In addition to traditional camp activities, kids entering grades six through 10 receive healthy lifestyle coaching for one hour a day by specialists.
You did it — congratulations! Completing a full or half-marathon is no easy task, but we always knew you could do it. After months of discipline, it’s natural you may be tempted to spend your first day off training indulging in junk food and other guilty pleasures.
Are you breathless with anticipation? Finding it hard to sleep at night? It’s like waiting for a holiday or birthday celebration: race day is almost here. You have worked hard for weeks preparing for this big event. It’s finally time to put your feet to the pavement and show what you can do. Let’s go over a few last-minute tips as you prepare for the big day.
With the marathon date getting so close, we know you want to put in your best performance when race day comes. However, now is also peak time to pay attention to your body and watch for warning signs of overtraining.
You’re getting close now. All of your hard work will soon pay off. Don’t forget: we want to be there cheering you on at the finish line. Make sure you are being safe in your training so you can keep going strong right to the end.
As you push yourself through training, do you reward yourself with a refreshing treat at the end of your workout? Selecting the right treat can ensure your body gets the proper nutrients needed to repair itself.
Do you sometimes run out of steam partway through a run? When you are really pushing yourself, such as training for a marathon, you may need to fuel up during your workout.
If your goal as a bariatric patient is to improve your health and enhance longevity, losing weight by modifying your diet and having bariatric surgery is not enough. You also need to understand the importance of increasing your level of physical activity.
Are you starting to feel like the “The Little Engine that Could?” As you continue to push yourself, remember that nutrition is an incredibly important piece of the puzzle.
By now, you likely have put in hour after hour, day after day and week after week of training for this race. Have you found yourself begging family and friends for forgiveness while dedicating so much time to achieving your goal?
Did you know when and what you eat can have an impact on your workout? Eating and exercise are connected, and you can maximize the effectiveness of your workouts by using a few tips.
As you reach the midpoint of your training, are you looking for ways to fine-tune your regimen and up your performance? Let’s take another look at your diet. Do you really know how much protein you need when exercising?
We’ve all heard the saying, “No pain, no gain,” and chances are by this time in your training, you’ve felt some pain. When should you power through, and when should you take it easy and get checked out?