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How to Exercise More Consistently

How to Exercise More Consistently

Buy Alura Sequin Top   As a triathlete and former personal trainer, I am frequently asked if I lift weights. Despite my muscular and toned physique, I don’t adhere to a strength-training regimen year-round. I have been working out consistently for 20 years and have built what is commonly referred to as “muscle maturity.” This is one of the many benefits of long-term exercise. Do you enjoy being fit but find it difficult to stick to an exercise program for more than a few weeks or months? Perhaps if you understood how important consistency is, it would motivate you to...


3 Healthy Reasons Adults Should Compete in Sports

3 Healthy Reasons Adults Should Compete in Sports

Buy Alyssa Long Sleeved Turtle Neck Tunic Think you’re too old to play sports? You’re not. Here are three reasons why competing in sport is healthy for older adults. Other than competing in AAU swimming as a youth, it wasn’t until I was 25 that I participated in a competitive event. It was always a desire within me, but I didn’t realize it until I was older. As the younger sibling of an All-American high-school cross-country and track star, I thought I might have some talent as well. Luckily, as an adult, I answered the voice within, and decided to...


How to Be a Model if You Don't Look Like a Supermodel

How to Be a Model if You Don't Look Like a Supermodel

Buy Abby Drawstring Tunic   You don’t necessarily have to be 6 feet tall and weigh 100 pounds to be a model. Those are runway models, and although this is often the image that comes to mind, there are other modeling opportunities. At the age of 30, I booked my first gig as a professional print model. The job was an ad for Sallie Mae, and a milestone in my personal and professional life. Many of my friends, and even family members, found it strange and unrealistic that someone my age wanted to be a model. However, it was a desire...


Why Does Working Out Cause Muscle Soreness?

Holly Lowe Jones

Tags delayed onset muscle soreness, DOMS, fitness, muscle pain, tough workouts

Why Does Working Out Cause Muscle Soreness?

Have you recently thrust yourself into a new workout regimen or started a new sport, only to find that you can barely move a couple days later? This phenomenon is known as Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness.  The immobilizing muscle pain that you’re experiencing is what exercise physiologists call DOMS, or Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness. This is muscle pain or discomfort that usually occurs within 24-48 hours of intense exercise. Many people are confused by this phenomenon, because the pain doesn’t occur during or immediately after the exercise. This type of pain is classified as Type 1 Muscle Strain, and can range...


How to Be A Fitness Model

How to Be A Fitness Model

The idea of being a fitness model appeals to many gym rats who’ve earned a lean physique. My personal journey into modeling began because of my interest in fitness. Unfortunately, I soon found out that there isn’t a ton of work in this niche. I was recently asked by a modeling coach if I had any advice for aspiring fitness models. This is a popular question with a complex answer. There is a huge variation in what it takes to be a fitness model. Overall, there seems to be more opportunity for popular fitness work — the ads that feature...