A lifetime of regular exercise slows down aging, study finds — ScienceDaily

A group of older people who have exercised all of their lives, were compared to a group of similarly aged adults and younger adults who do not exercise regularly. The results showed that those who have exercised regularly have defied the aging process, having the immunity, muscle mass, and cholesterol levels of a young person. The study showed that loss of muscle mass and strength did not … [Read more...]

Use Fitness Apps in 2018…but Use with Caution, says Bryant Physical Therapist

Here at Arkansas Outside, we enjoy using apps and other technologies to set goals and document our success...and failures. We typically have some sort of Garmin or Fitbit device attached to our arms and bikes and linked to apps in our smartphones for verification of effort, but all things in moderation. Here are some tips on using apps and devices to assist with your goals. (from media … [Read more...]

Finding Your Center

A couple of weeks back I was unfurling my yoga mat at the back of the room when I heard a familiar name. Knowing, or trying to get to know a lot of people in the outdoor sport community, often means that wherever athletes gather, I know someone. Low and behold I was working on perfecting my chatarunga and finding my center with none other than 3 Bridges Marathon organizer Jacob Wells. It's not … [Read more...]

But I’m not in good enough shape to play outside.

Playing outside can be as simple as going for a walk, riding a bike around the block or going for an easy paddle on a lake but sometimes we want to do more. We want to go for a run, ride a long distance or paddle down a river. Moving to this next level can require higher levels of fitness so we've worked up a partnership with the Little Rock Athletic Club to help you out. Four of their trainers … [Read more...]

What Drives You?

Welcome back to guest blogger, Lisa. Have you ever wondered what makes some women tick? You'll find some answers here. At 5 a.m. Monday, I woke up. Not because the alarm went off, but just because. I got out of bed, put on some workout clothes, got my work bag together and left the house by 5:20. Why? That should be read as WHY!!!?? I had no intention of working out on Monday. I could think of … [Read more...]