Notes from the Lake

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To acknowledge the impact of running on the lives of so many, Wednesday, June 5 has been designated National Running Day—a day of celebration for those who already run and a day to spread encouraging words and an inviting hand to those yet to discover this healthy, beneficial and wonderful activity.

Fun facts about running:

  • There are more than 75 million runners in the United States
  • Over one billion pairs of running shoes are sold worldwide each year
  • You can “run on air.” …

After a challenging workout, an intense sports competition or a new activity, you might feel some muscle soreness.  This is normal and if the soreness is mild, you will probably go about your day without giving it a second thought.  However, if your muscles are talking to you with every move you make and interfering with even simple basic functions, it would be a good idea to find a way to alleviate the pain.

However, the question many people have when soothing sore muscles is whether…

A question from one of our blog readers…

Is “lifting weights” the same as “resistance-training” or “body sculpting”?

Yes, all of those terms are synonyms and the broad definition is any type of activity that puts more than normal amounts of stress or resistance on your muscles.  This type of training increases your lean muscle tissue, sculpts your body, and adds definition.  And, you do not have to necessarily “pump iron” to achieve results.  Using exercise bands,…