fitness

A Review of the Apollo II Rowing Machine

If you’re looking for a good rowing machine, check out the Apollo II Rowing Machine. After purchasing it two months ago, here’s my complete review…

5 Reasons to Explore the Outdoors by Bicycle

Why only venture outside by car or on foot? Explore the outdoors by bicycle, discover the benefits, and gain a appreciation for exploring on two wheels…

Got Restless Legs? Try Foam Rolling!

Are you one of the millions of Americans kept awake at night by restless legs? I feel your pain. I, too, am one of these people. Restless leg syndrome is a medical condition in which you have an uncontrollable urge to move your legs. It’s a frustrating, terribly uncomfortable sensation that makes you feel as if something in your lower extremities is wrong. Your legs won’t stay still. They want to move and jerk. Moving is the only thing that helps to get rid of the uncomfortable, jittery feeling, but the relief is only temporary (in…

Exercising with Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (Runner’s Knee)

Do your knees ever snap, crackle, and pop when walking up the stairs? Mine do. And you could have patellofemoral pain syndrome, like me. As someone who has been involved in regular exercise since age 15, my knees are well worn. I’ve never been an ‘athlete’ per se, but I’ve run my fair share of 5-10k races, 2 half marathons, one marathon, and logged many, many days at the gym…