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Beat Your Athletic Competitive Stress

Many athletes struggle with performance anxiety. Fortunately, with the right tips, it’s possible to reduce your anxiety and perform to your full potential.  All athletes, from runners to ballerinas, experience performance anxiety. While many try to calm themselves in order to reduce their anxiety, new research shows that increasing excitement can actually improve performances in…
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Fall in Love With Cycling

With the convenience of cars and public transit, people tend to forgo traveling by bike. That’s a shame! There are numerous physical and mental health benefits of cycling. This spring reduce stress and bond with your loved ones by checking out our four motivational cycling tips. Health Benefits of Cycling May is National Bicycle Month and…
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Derek Redmond’s Inspiring Story of Olympic Proportions

If you don’t know who Derek Redmond is, after watching this video, it should be hard to forget him. One of Britain’s most famous athletes is Derek Redmond. In 1985 when he broke the 400m British record achieving a time of 44.82 seconds.  He is a World and European relay champion. Having broken the British…
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3 Indoor Workouts for Rainy Days

Have you ever woken up early for your morning run only to realize that’s it raining outside? Whether it’s simply drizzling or raining cats and dogs, most people get discouraged and head back to bed. It’s very tempting, but don’t take the easy way out! Get out of bed and get moving with an indoor…
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Athletics Heals Anxiety

Athletics is a natural anxiety relief. Exercise improves our mental and emotional health by releasing our body’s “feel-good” chemical, endorphins. Exercise helps us release built-up tension in a healthy way and helps us get a better night’s sleep. Individuals who participate in any type of exercise, including walking, experience great health benefits. Exercise Heals Even…
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4 Black Athletes Making Olympic History

Black History Month is a time to celebrate culture as well as inspirational people who made history, but it doesn’t have to stop there. This is also the perfect time to celebrate people who are currently making history. As the world turns its attention to PyeongChang for the 2018 Winter Olympics, let’s take a moment…
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Lindsey Vonn: The Speed Queen

February 9th marks the beginning of the 2018 Winter Olympics, hosted in PyeongChang. Some of our finest athletes will be competing in South Korea, including Lindsey Vonn, known as the “Speed Queen.” She missed the Olympics four years ago due to injuries, but she is now ready to win and inspire others during the 23rd…
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Chris Long: Hero On and Off the Field

Working for a major sports franchise can bring you fame, money, and a platform for making a difference. While some players fail to use their fame for good, there are those who take the initiative. Chris Long, an NFL defensive end, is one of those people. The events of Charlottesville shocked the nation, with the “Unite…
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7 Female Game Changers

For centuries it was considered unladylike for women to participate in athletics. Fortunately, women have broken through sexist and racist barriers to make athletics more inclusive for everyone. The number of American women who have changed sports is vast. In honor of Women’s History Month, we hope you take some time to read more about…
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