Breathe Easy

Exercise and asthma may seem incompatible, and it is true that asthma may become triggered by physical activity. However, if used in the proper manner, exercise can improve the symptoms of asthma. Think of exercise as rehabilitation for the lungs; in order to help strengthen your internal muscles, continuous repetition is needed. Asthma is a respiratory condition caused by mucus within the lung’s airways. This … Continue reading Breathe Easy

CrossFit Challenges Mind and Body

Mary Beth Smith, 49, is always looking for the next new thing in fitness. In her desire to still look great as she got older, she discovered Townie CrossFit in Thomasville, Georgia. Smith, who has attended Townie CrossFit for the last 16 months, said that she already felt stronger after her first few lessons. This success was mostly attributed to having a capable coach. “My … Continue reading CrossFit Challenges Mind and Body

Running on After Boston Marathon Bombing

Yoga Central Studio owner April Scruggs, 50, has been an active member of the fitness community all her life. Along with owning her own business, she is an avid marathon runner. For Scruggs, running was never on her radar, especially marathons. She has always preferred fast walking, leaving the running to her husband, Ferrell. It wasn’t until he asked her to join him in a … Continue reading Running on After Boston Marathon Bombing

Anatomy of a Running Shoe

The running shoe has evolved over the years, and different modifications have been implemented to enhance the specified purpose of the shoe. Shoes meant for speed are made differently than shoes meant for long distances. It is important to choose the right fit for your exact needs Long-distance runners have certain requirements since those hours-long runs tend to take their toll. Plantar fascitis is a … Continue reading Anatomy of a Running Shoe

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Spreading Empowerment Through Girls on the Run

Sarah Hutchinson, 30, of Valdosta, Georgia, devotes herself to health care and recognizes the impact it has on others, especially young women. Alongside her work at the Hughston Clinic, Hutchinson also has a passion for fitness and helping her husband, Taylor, with Girls on the Run. Girls on the Run helps young women realize that they can take charge of their futures and provides opportunities … Continue reading Spreading Empowerment Through Girls on the Run