T3 is excited about its new, closer to downtown location on Brockton! They are holding a Grand Opening this Saturday that includes class demos, discounted membership deals, and a swag bag for the first 100 people, and raffles!
via the Start R.I.G.H.T. Committee and CNN
Happy Tuesday Everyone! We stumbled across a great article today on CNN about a family that won $10,000 in a Fitness Challenge. ( You can read the article below.) The article says, “Last year, a Mayo Clinic study found people who received financial incentives stuck with healthy behaviors longer — losing, on average, seven more pounds than their colleagues whose wallets weren’t linked to weight loss.”
Did you know the Start R.I.G.H.T. Challenge offers three monetary prizes for our winners! If you weren’t able to compete last year, make sure to sign – up this year. The Challenge will be going through some changes to better meet the needs of the community and participants. The best way to stay up-to-date on the Challenge is to sign up for our E-Mail Newsletter/Updates.
To be added to our e-mail list to receive challenge updates and information, please sign-up here.
Casual runner turned 4-time Ironman World Champion Chrissie Wellington talks about the importance of your mind and rest during training. Now, that sounds like advice we can all enjoy.
Article via runningforbeginners.com
Did you watch the L.A. Marathon this past weekend? We did. We also knew a few people who ran and it made us wonder — could we run a marathon? Here at Start R.I.G.H.T.,
we like to believe the answer to that question is yes. Yes, we could run a marathon if we put our mind to it, trained hard, and had some encouragement from the people around us, but it wouldn’t happen tomorrow or maybe even a year from now.
Ouch! According to the American Chiropractic Society, about one-half of all working Americans admit to
having back pain each year. And, chances are if you make your living sitting in a desk, you’ve
experienced a back ache once or twice. But, it turns out some very common health-practice,
like quitting smoking and staying hydrated, can help you avoid some kinds of back pain.
Watch this recent CNN Health Minute to find out more:
Here’s a nice refresher of the benefits of exercising. Exercising daily has many benefits to your physical body and mental health. So before you sit down and turn on the television, remember to get in your daily routine.
About 45% of Americans make a New Year’s Resolution each year, but according to a study from the University of Scranton only about 8% of those people achieve those resolutions. While those aren’t the best odds, setting a New Year’s resolution can be a great place to start your journey towards healthier-living. It’s important to take some time before you set your resolution to think about what’s achievable for you, how you will stay on track in 2013 and how new habits are formed. To help you succeed in the New Year, we’ve compiled some of the most recent advice for meeting your resolutions in 2013. Best wishes, and remember we are here if you need us!
When most people set out to get some exercise, it’s for one reason: to look better. Whether our end goal is weight loss, toning up, or building muscle, we tend to be motivated to exercise by external benefits. However, recent research on willpower hints that this external focus may be counterproductive to our overall success.