I love apps. They’re what make smartphones feel so… smart. I also love to run. Running is one of my many hobbies and my preferred form of exercise. Naturally when I found out about the Zombies, Run! app by developer Six to Start, I had to try it. Read More →
I have been a coffee drinker since my sophomore year of college. Finals were coming and I needed an edge to get me through some late night study sessions. A few people I knew told me that it provided the boost they needed so I figured I would give it a try. I ran out and bought one of those little 4 cup coffee makers, sat it on top of my dresser and brewed my first cup. I didn’t like it. I added a little sugar and that made it better, but not much. But I had to admit, I could feel a little bit more mental sharpness and stuck it out through finals week making a cup when ever I needed to fight of the Sandman. Read More →
Kundalini Yoga, also known as “the yoga of awareness”, traces its origins back to Tantric Yoga styles of the 8th century. It aims “to cultivate the creative spiritual potential of a human to uphold values, speak truth, and focus on the compassion and consciousness needed to serve and heal others.”. Kundalini mixes dynamic breathing techniques and movement with meditation and chanting of mantras. The types of mantras are similar to those one might find in daily affirmation exercises. Read More →
Though I occasionally enjoy ripping the trails on my mountain bike, I’ve never been one to spend time on an exercise bike. I’m a runner. Running will always be my exercise of choice. Unfortunately, I’ve been struggling with a running-related achilles injury for the past couple years and being unable to run as much as I’d like has forced me to find other options for cardio. I settled on the Schwinn 130 upright exercise bike after shopping around on Amazon.
I don’t ever plan on being a serious stationary biker so I wasn’t looking for something super expensive. At $299 the Schwinn 130 was the right price. I looked for some reviews online to help make my decision. What I found was that the reviews on Amazon are all over the place. There is a good review over at Excercisebike.net that’s more technical in nature. I’ve been using it now for a few weeks and decided to share my thoughts in a more non-technical version. Read More →
It doesn’t take a personal trainer to know that changing up your exercise routine is good for your development. The human body is extremely efficient. If you do the same thing over and over, it gets stronger. Your body is constantly striving to get through the day while expending the least amount of energy possible. The same is true when you run the same route over and over. Eventually, your body will get very little out of running unless you switch it up. Your mind will also retaliate; running boredom is a real thing. Here are some quick ideas on how to make running interesting again. Read More →