4 Thought-Provoking Findings About Exercise and Health - Women's Running

4 Thought-Provoking Findings About Exercise and Health - Women's Running

Gym Like A Girl It’s not news that hitting the gym will make you a stronger runner (and human)—so why don’t we go more often? A study conducted by Sport England discovered that 75 percent of women in the U.K. report that fear of being judged on their ability and appearance prevents them from exercising on the regular. The solution? Shake it off! Remember that if the guy making guttural noises at the squat rack isn’t self-conscious—you definitely have zero to worry about. Jump On It Want to make running fast feel easier? Incorporate plyometrics (aka jumping exercises) into your routine. Researchers at the University of Texas followed a group of recreational runners and found that a six-week plyo program led to a 2.3 percent improvement in running economy. Try this simple workout twice a week after your run: Squat Jumps: 4 sets x 8 reps Jumping Lunges: 2 sets x 10 reps per l...

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