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Walking as a Fitness Augmentation to Sporting Activities

Those who engage in high intensity sports like self-defense, running, fencing, dance or anything else love to push their bodies to the limits in terms of cardiovascular exertion, flexibility, and pace. There are times when simply augmenting a regular fitness routine with walking is a benefit to both recovery as well as future growth. All bodies must slow down for a short time to regenerate and prepare for better performance in the near future. Walking is one way to stay active while still affording an opportunity to continue conditioning for peak performance.  Let us assume that you had a rigorous week engaging in one of your sporting routines. You pushed your body to the limit and you have that achy feeling that lasts past 2 days, thirsty, and lethargic that may indicate that you are over trained ( 1 ). You will need some time to recover but don’t want to sit on the couch for days on end. You may want to consider walking as an alternative until your body recovers.  Beside

Sprinting for Better Health and Weight loss

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Are you looking for a great way to get in great shape without spending half your life at the gym? You might want to consider sprinting. Sprinting affords opportunities for rapid weight loss, muscle building and cardiovascular health. It can be completed in a short time but carries greater benefits than many other activities. It isn’t about working out alone but also knowing how to exercise for maximum benefit.  Sprinting encourages higher levels of weight loss. Study participants were able to lose more body fat than other types of exercises ( 1 ). The higher levels of heart rate increase oxidization of fat and encourage muscle tone. Sprinting activity jolts the body to start drawing from its fat energy sources to maintain activity leading to body mass loss. The enzymes of the body produced after sprinting lower the amount of energy being stored in the fat cells and move them into the muscles ( 2 ). Those that engage in sprinting on a regular basis may find their body cha