Tips to Help you Start Running

How to start running

On the surface, beginning a running routine seems fairly simple; and it is. Running is one of the most efficient and convenient ways to stay fit. However, increasingly pounding the pavement (or treadmill) can lead to injury. Click through for tips to make sure you get started on the right foot.

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Maximize your Elliptical Workouts

When it comes to cardio workouts, many people instinctively think of the treadmill. In some ways, it seems to be one of the most simple and intuitive machines available at the gym. Press a button and start walking or running as you would normally. Easy peasy.

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How To Prepare for Race Day

Racing season is in full swing all around the country. For many runners, both casual and serious, summer means setting the alarm clock (frighteningly!) early on Saturday and Sunday mornings to make it to the start line in time. 

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Summer Produce Guide

One of the best parts of summer is that no matter what climate you live in, it’s full of fresh produce. Cherries, peaches and bright leafy greens all line the grocery aisle, and if you’re lucky enough to be close to one, the Farmers Market.

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Healthy Recipes for Fourth of July BBQs

Get out your red, white and blue – Fourth of July is next week! We couldn’t be more excited for fireworks, parades and spending time with family and friends. Hopefully your fourth will be full of fun, friends and let’s face it, food. An all-American BBQ is essential for celebrating this summer holiday.

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How to Make a Satisfying Salad

Salads tend to get a bad wrap. Maybe it’s because many people associate them with failed diets that left them hungry approximately 5.2 seconds after they were finished eating. Or maybe it’s because they just haven’t quite figured out how to make a salad enjoyable and satisfying. True, salads are often a way to begin a meal, but with the following tips you’ll be able to make one into a meal itself.

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Why you should be Drinking Smoothies

Smoothies, juicing and just about any other form of drinking your veggies are having a serious moment in the health and fitness world. Need proof? Just check your Instagram feed. If you aren’t toting around a green juice after a sweat session or starting the day with a protein-packed smoothie, you’re missing out… socially (media) speaking.

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How to Eat Breakfast On-The-Go

Not matter what time you wake up, weekday mornings tend to be their fair share of stressful. It begins with a blaring alarm clock and usually ends with a mad dash to your car in effort to leave the house by 7:32 because it takes you exactly 28 minutes to make it to work. Oh and did you remember to eat breakfast?

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Build a Fitness Tribe with Charter Fitness

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Recently, in response to a survey of MyFitnessPal users, the popular app coined the term, Fitness Tribe. By definition, a Fitness Tribe is a group of two or more people who team up to engage in healthy behavior, build healthy habits, or achieve a health or fitness goal. At Charter Fitness, we too understand the power of working out and working toward your goals with the support of others.

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How to Host a Healthier Barbecue

If you listen closely enough, you can almost hear the scraping of grills being cleaned all around the country. Memorial Day is right around the corner and the kickoff to summer just wouldn’t be the same without BBQ celebrations.

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