Moms on the Run National Fitness Director, Olympian Carrie Tollefson, regularly shares training tips to help us strengthen our running, fitness and health. We know not every day is sunshine and bluebird skies. In today's video, Carrie talks about a couple of must-haves she recommends you have in your closet for those days of inclement weather.
Moms on the Run National Fitness Director, Olympian Carrie Tollefson, regularly shares tips to help us strengthen our running and fitness routines. Last week, she talked about the warm-up. Today's training tip is focused on our post-workout cool down. Cooling down properly allows your heart rate, body temp and blood pressure to return to normal levels. It also helps prevent lactic acid buildup and muscle stiffness. In this video, Carrie shares what she does during her cool down after a workout.
Moms on the Run National Fitness Director, Olympian Carrie Tollefson, regularly shares tips to help us strengthen our running and fitness routines. Today's training tip is focused on our pre-workout warm-up. Warming up is important for many reasons: to increase blood flow to our muscles, to help prevent injury and to reduce soreness. Carrie offers some easy tips around stretches to do during our warm-up to ultimately get the most out of our workout.
One year ago, Woodbury Moms on the Run member Andie Christopherson committed to bootcamp in the fall and HIIT training through the cold winter months in Minnesota. She hadn't been as consistent the previous summer and wanted to get on track. She's so glad she did. As the pandemic hit and classes went virtual in the spring, she saw improved gains in her strength, endurance and running —resulting in her ability to train for her first half marathon this spring and 10 mile this fall. Read on to learn more of Andie's story and why she credits her team for helping her through 2020.
There's no doubt this is a stressful and challenging season. If you have young children, our friends at PNC, through their Grow Up Great initiative, have some helpful tips parents and caregivers can do to help relieve some of children's fears and insecurities. One tip is remember to be calm and understanding when children are being clingy, whiny or overactive. Helping them regain control of their feelings reassures them that you are keeping them safe.