Underwater Audio Music: Your Monthly Playlist

Welcome to Underwater Audio's newest blog feature: Your Monthly Playlist! Every month, we'll be providing a customized playlist, complete with information on where to purchase the songs and, since we're big believers in the power of music in exercise, ideas on how to use them in your workout. Do you have a favorite song, album, or pl...
Symptoms of SAD

Use Music to Beat the Winter Blues

The Winter Blues: for me, they always seem to hit hardest after the holidays. The decorations are down, the extra lights are off, and the vacation is over, but we're still in the thick of winter. The days are still short, the weather (here, anyway) is still keeping us indoors more often than not, and Spring Break seems so very f...
Bodyweight Squat Position

Winter Workouts: When You’re Stuck Inside

Between holiday travel and inclement weather, it's easy to let Winter become a slack time in our fitness regime. Outdoor pools are shut down in a lot of regions. It's darker and colder, which makes it hard to get up and get going. Even if you make it outside, it can be dangerous. Sometimes you just get stuck inside: you're trave...
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New Year, New Possibilities!

happy new year! Another year has just about come and gone; time to bring on the next! While New Year's goals and resolutions have gotten sort of a bad rap over time (I mean, does anyone ever accomplish them?) it is without question a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the challenges and accomplishments of the previous year and rene...

Beating the Weight Loss Plateau [With Swimming]

If the words "weight loss" make you groan like an 8th grade history class getting a pop quiz, then you're not alone. This study shows that 50% of American adults wants to lose weight, but only 25% are making serious changes to try to reach that goal. I would venture to say that the percentage of those actually seeing a difference o...

December 2016’s Playlist: Pump Up the Holidays

WE MADE YOU A MIXTAPE! SORT OF Regular exercise in December deserves a round of applause. It's cold, it's busy, and many people are traveling from all over the place to central family locations just so they can eat more carbs and fats than they do in any other two months of the year put together. Continuing (or beginning!) to t...

Winter Workouts: Running Safely in the Dark and in the Cold

BRACE YOURSELF The day before I started writing this, the second article in our unofficial series on winter workout tips, the first snowflakes touched down here in northwestern Oregon. They made their arrival in the dark hours of the morning, and had been overpowered by the warmer rain by the time daylight came along, so all that...

Secondary Drowning

For most of us, the fear of drowning is real and emotional. Nobody wants to be stuck in deep water, struggling for air and feeling the water coming in. The scenes that are drawn in our minds are frightening, and can be easily pictured. But, could you imagine drowning while at home on your couch? Between the years of 2005 an...

Best Running Headphones Compared [2016 Edition]

Whether you run on a treadmill or like to venture out into the rain, the right headphones make a huge difference in the quality of your workout. When searching for the perfect headphones for running, there are a few things to keep in mind:     We've organized the best headphones of 2016 in the categories that m...

Girl Power Playlist

Now, if you're not a girl, don't tune out yet! When I first started compiling this list, my focus was my daughter. She's just entering those precarious adolescent years, and I started noticing and keeping track of songs that spoke empowerment to me. The messages I want for my daughter, though, work for all of us. Who doesn't want...