Treadmill Running Tidbits!

By | 2017-09-06T12:43:04+00:00 September 6th, 2017|Parent Category I|

What are the differences from running outdoors versus running on a treadmill? 1. Treadmill running is a tiny bit easier due to not fighting wind resistance. There is some belief that increasing the incline to 1% will make up for this but it simply doesn’t add up to anything significant unless you’re running 7:09 pace or faster. 2. A treadmill offers a certain amount of compliance or springiness, which helps to reduce forces through the joints. 3. Treadmill [...]

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BMI vs Waist to Hip Ratio as an Indicator of Health

By | 2017-09-06T11:49:26+00:00 September 6th, 2017|Parent Category I|

The BMI, or Body Mass Index, has long been supported and utilized as an indicator of health or risk of illness. The BMI is based on weight vs height calculation. BMI = weight(kg)/height2(m2)   (Metric Units) BMI = 703·weight(lb)/height2(in2)     (U.S. Units) The results rank as below: Underweight = <18.5 Normal weight = 18.5–24.9 Overweight = 25–29.9 Obesity = BMI of 30 or greater For everything the BMI tells us it doesn't take into account body composition; [...]

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