Health

Exercising in the winter is difficult, plain and simple. The mornings can often be cold and windy. In the evenings, you might be tired after a long day, and it’s already dark by the time you get home from work. But there are plenty of measures you can take to ensure that you get just as much out of your winter workouts as your summer ones. Here are some tips from Airrosti on how to stay active and motivated during the winter months.

The most common cause of elbow pain is overuse. Many day-to-day activities and hobbies involve repetitive motion and use of the elbow joint. After repeating these motions for an extended period of time, irritation on the ligaments, tendons, and muscles can develop. This leads to nagging pain in the joint and surrounding muscles.

Ask anyone at your neighborhood gym what they eat and drink before a workout, and you’ll get many different answers. Everyone has their own opinions on what you should consume to get the most out of your workout, so we thought we’d take the stress out of the decision and take a look at which pre-workout snacks will make your exercise more successful.

Everyone has their own reason for running. Some do it for their health. Some do it to relieve stress. While others run just for fun. But for every motivation and reason to run, there are just as many tips to help you run better. So which running tips are the real deal, and which ones are bunk? We’re here to help you sift through the clutter and find out how to make your next run the best one yet.

Whether you’re running errands or running laps, the sharp pains of shin splints can upset and sideline you for weeks. Medial tibial stress syndrome, or shin splints, is an umbrella term for the pain experienced along the tibia. When excessive pressure is placed on the muscles and tendons surrounding the bone, the tissue swells and diffuses pain along the inside of the shin.

Lifting, gripping, twisting — the humble wrist makes day-to-day functioning possible. Despite the high level of physical demand, our wrists are often taken for granted until they go rigid and stiff. The wrist is one of the most complex joints of the body, containing bones, ligaments, connective tissue, muscles, and nerves. Its intricate structure allows for a broad range of movement, and in turn, makes it widely vulnerable to tension injuries. Stiffness is the result of a limited range of movement plus a lack of blood flow to the joint, making for a discomfort and disruption to daily activity.

Suffering from chronically tight hamstrings can leave you feeling restricted with robotic motions and rigid movements. The hamstring complex consists of three muscles that run down the thigh, from the buttocks to the backs of the knees. This muscle group’s function is to extend the hip and flexing the knee and allow our bodies to perform powerful movements such as jumping, climbing, running, or lifting. Because of the heavy-duty nature of their work, hamstrings are often at risk for tears, strains, and tightness.