July 15, 2020

Should You Use A Foam Roller Before Or After A Workout?

[ Should You Use A Foam Roller Before Or After A Workout? Foam rolling is a simple, effective tool to improve performance and maximize your workout. Rolling is a way for us to give ourselves the type of massage that releases kinks in our fascia – a fibrous sheet of tissue that wraps our muscles and holds all of our internal workings together.  The kinks in these sheets of tissue are also more commonly referred to as “knots,” which we’re sure you’ve had experience in because they’re so easy to get all over your body. Any combination of movement and/or […]
July 14, 2020

How to Start Barefoot Running: 3 Tips to Prevent Running Injury

[ Want to take your shoes off? Understand the science behind barefoot running and how to make the transition in a way that avoids running injuries. Source link ...Read More
July 11, 2020

What To Eat For Breakfast To Fill You Up

[ The rules of breakfast may have been rewritten, but that doesn’t mean the goal of breakfast has changed. Even though breakfast is not the most important meal of the day (science suggests that no one meal is more valuable than another), breakfast eaters tend to experience the best benefits by selecting a filling breakfast that leaves you wanting less for lunch, curbs snacking, and gives you fuel for hours. While eggs are a popular staple (and for good reason, they are loaded with protein and fat) and the foundation of a fulfilling breakfast, you can upgrade any egg-based meal […]
July 10, 2020

8 Foam Rolling Benefits

[ 8 Foam Rolling Benefits Foam rolling is a simple technique that is guaranteed to support your body in a myriad of ways. We’re here to convince you why this funny-looking method of keeping your muscles and connective tissue in good shape is so worth a few extra minutes of effort.  What Is Foam Rolling?  To understand what the benefits of foam rolling are, we have to understand what it is and how it works. Rolling is, first and foremost, a technique to provide a myofascial release for ourselves.  Fascia is a sheet of connective tissue that keeps all of […]
July 7, 2020

5 Irresistible BBQ Ideas and Summer Grill Recipes (+ Tips!)

[ Looking for healthy BBQ ideas? Try these mouth-watering grill recipes to spice up your summer meals. Source link ...Read More
July 2, 2020

What is Foam Rolling?

[ What is Foam Rolling? Have you ever walked into the gym, looked over at the stretching mats, and watched someone sprawled out in a wacky position, rolling back and forth on a tube of packed foam?  It looks strange, we know.  Foam rolling has taken the health and fitness world by storm. Where we used to see maybe one or two rollers in a gym, we’re seeing rows of them in varying densities and textures stocked up and used regularly. If you don’t know anything about them, it’s easy to find yourself confused and intimidated by the whole thing.  […]
July 1, 2020

Improve Your Balance with Stability Exercises: 5 Helpful Exercises

[ Reduce your risk of injury with balance and stability exercises to strengthen your core. These core stability exercises will help. Source link ...Read More
June 30, 2020

RUNNING FOR BEGINNERS: HOW TO BREATHE WHILE RUNNING

[ Want to know how to breathe while running? Step one: use deep belly breathing for maximal oxygen uptake than shallow chest breathing. Find out more about breathing while running! Source link ...Read More
June 29, 2020

Is An Alkaline Diet Really Healthier?

[ Of all the ways you can easily become confused by what foods are “healthy,” the most common is the cruelest. The diet industry loves to take a concept that you understand on a basic level, and then twist science to make it seem that certain foods are dangerous to your health. The manipulation of fear pushes you towards more restrictive diets, “requires” you to waste money on tests that only heighten your fear (unnecessary), and this forces behavioral changes that are unnatural to your preferences and, oftentimes, just lead to more frustration and failure.  This is exactly what has […]
June 27, 2020

3 Easy Breathing Techniques for Resistance Workouts

[ Ever noticed how you hold your breath during resistance training? Learn about breathing techniques for strength training, risks of the Valsalva Maneuver, and tips to get energized before a workout. Source link ...Read More
June 25, 2020

Strong Abs = Faster Running Times?

[ Do you want to run faster? We’ll show you why a strong core can help you achieve your goals. Source link ...Read More
June 24, 2020

Sports Bras >> Avoid Breast Pain & Injuries

[ Sports bras give your breasts the support they need while you run. Learn about how to choose the best sports bra to avoid breast pain and injuries. Source link ...Read More
June 23, 2020

What Not to Do After Exercise >> Avoid These 6 Mistakes

[ You just did a tough workout – congrats! Make sure to avoid these 6 mistakes after exercise. Source link ...Read More
June 22, 2020

Happy Father’s Day from our VASA Fam!

[ Happy Father’s Day from our VASA family to yours! We are so grateful for all fathers and father-figures alike. There are many definitions of father and they are all important. We want to celebrate Father’s Day by highlighting some amazing fathers that are part of the VASA family. “Being a Dad is the greatest thing has happened to me. I grew up in a home where my parents divorced when I was young. My dad was around and loved us kids but that presence was missing in my childhood. I’m so grateful for my upbringing. It drives me to […]
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