Novice to Professional – Everything You Need to Take Your Running to the Next Level

June 22, 2017 — Anti-Fatigue Blog

Whether you are a savvy runner looking for professional training tips, or a beginner looking for motivation to get started with a new workout routine we hope we covered it for you in our running series here at the SmartCells Cushioning Technology blog. In case you missed anything, here are the links to our series. Put Your Best Foot Forward: An 8 Part Series on Feeling Your Best While Running 5 Tips for Training Like a Professional Athlete by Suzanne Gainey How to Get Started Running for People Who “Can’t” by Suzanne Gainey The Secret to Enjoying… Continue Reading →

7 Effective Stretches for Runners

June 8, 2017 — Anti-Fatigue Blog

Are you confused about stretching? Do you struggle with remembering to stretch every time you do your workout? If you are anything like me, you may wonder how many, and which stretches to do before or after a run or workout. There are several schools of thought in the running community regarding stretching. Some feel it isn’t necessary to stretch before a run and only stretch when recovering after their run. Others stretch before and after their workouts. And then there are some who don’t stretch much at all or forget to stretch entirely. No matter where you fall in… Continue Reading →

How to Stay Motivated to Run When You Don’t Want To

June 6, 2017 — Anti-Fatigue Blog

Let’s be honest, most of us don’t really like running. I’m one of those people. I would rather be in the gym lifting weights, and if I absolutely must do cardio, I would rather opt to ride a bicycle or use the elliptical. When I was asked to write this article, I knew I had to go to the source. That place deep down inside of me that I seldom share with other people. There I could find the “why” behind my disdain for running; and I did. Ultimately, I don’t really like running because I don’t feel like I… Continue Reading →

How to Completely Change the Way You Think About Running

May 25, 2017 — Anti-Fatigue Blog

By Ashley Baker I know it may sound twisted to some, but I love running. I love having that mental conversation with myself to see if I can push that extra half a mile, or pick up my speed to beat my average pace by 10 seconds. I love setting goals and seeing hard work and dedication pay off. I have my good days of running where I make it 5 miles no problem, but I also have my days where I struggle to make it 1 or 2 miles and I am left feeling defeated, wanting to quit. No… Continue Reading →

The Secret to Enjoying Lifelong Running

May 18, 2017 — Anti-Fatigue Blog

By lifelong novice runner Bryce Betteridge, SmartCells CEO What have I learned as a novice runner all my life? Let me begin by telling you that no, I am not a ‘serious’ runner-marathoner type— I just run to feel good. Now that I am 63, I have had to deal with a few more twists along the way compared to when I was 33. The first thing I encountered was knee pain in my early 40’s and my doctor said, ‘you are over 40, you should not be running every day, your joints need more time to recover between your… Continue Reading →

How to Get Started Running for People Who “Can’t”

May 3, 2017 — Anti-Fatigue Blog

“No matter how slow you go you are still lapping everyone on the couch.” I saw this quote on a Pinterest graphic and I was instantly amused and drawn in. You see, I am not a very consistent runner, but I would like to be. It can be intimidating to start any new exercise routine, especially at the age of 40! What I have found is that the biggest thing you need to run is the desire to do it, and a commitment to leave your fears at home. I believe the biggest thing that held me back for so… Continue Reading →

Put Your Best Foot Forward: An 8-part series on Feeling Your Best While Running.

May 2, 2017 — Anti-Fatigue Blog

Maybe you have been running your whole life and you love it. Then again, maybe you are one of those people who only runs if something is chasing them. Chances are, even if you love to run you have probably experienced a wide range of challenges related to your running routine from time to time. Whether you are aiming to get off the couch and run around the block, run your first 5k, or are training for the Boston Marathon, we have some practical, honest, and motivational tips that we have compiled from our team of experts here at SmartCells… Continue Reading →

5 Tips for Training Like a Professional Athlete

April 13, 2017 — Anti-Fatigue Blog

Are you ready to kick your workout routine into high gear? With spring upon us and the swimsuit season approaching we thought it would be fun to share some tips to help you improve your athletic performance, no matter what your favorite sport or activity is. Stretch it Out & Activate those Muscles. Having overly tight muscles and knots can hinder your ability to move properly. Be sure to stretch out your target muscle groups to avoid hindering your movement when you are actively engaging in your activity. Tissue release with a roller or ball can also prove to be… Continue Reading →

SmartCells Staff Members Share Their Favorite Ways to Reduce Stress for National Stress Awareness Month

April 6, 2017 — Anti-Fatigue Blog

Although several studies cite the holiday season as being one of the most stressful parts of the year, most would argue that tax season is a close second. Therefore, it is no coincidence that April is nationally recognized as Stress Awareness Month. Recent studies have found that an average of 75 percent of Americans regularly experience symptoms of stress (73% psychological symptoms and 77% physical symptoms). In addition, in the past five years 48 percent of Americans have reported feeling an increase in stress. Among the top causes of stress for Americans are: work, money and health. In fact, stress… Continue Reading →

Stop Worrying and Take Action: How to Help Your Aging Parents be Safer at Home

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Is mom mixing up her pills? Is Dad having a hard time remembering things? What happens the next time mom falls? Is Dad still able to safely drive? If you have an elderly parent, chances are you have spent more than one sleepless night worrying about things like this. Are you considering your options for your aging parents? It can be tough to decide whether to move your loved one into a facility or have them age-in-place. The average annual cost to move mom or dad to an assisted-living facility or a nursing home will run you around $38,000-$67,500. On… Continue Reading →

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