The Diet Guide: Gluten-Free

  There's no doubt that you've heard the words "gluten-free" floating around lately. Whether it was from your friend who is always trying the latest diet, your cousin newly diagnosed with celiac, or on that package of yummy-looking muffins at the grocery store that always seem to cost a little extra, it seems like it's e...
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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...
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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...

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...

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...

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...

The Diet Guide: Mediterranean Diet

Crystal clear ocean, beaches as far as the eye can see, hot temperatures, thousands of years of history, and of course good food: we're talking about the Mediterranean way of life, specifically what the people there eat, and how it has inspired people all over the world to incorporate the Mediterranean diet into their lives. ...
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How to Keep Moving During the Cold Winter: Motivation Help

Leaves are changing color and scattering the ground, boots are re-emerging from their summer hibernation, there's a crispness to the air. Here in Western Oregon, autumn is in full swing and winter will approach before we know it. If you're like me, you're anticipating a challenge getting yourself to workout for the next 5 months. The...
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The Science of Music and Exercise

Walk in the doors of any gym, and what are you going to hear? Probably some upbeat background music. Even with that, you're going to see a lot of people wearing headphones, listening to their own music as they exercise. People get passionate about their workout music! At Underwater Audio, we love hearing from people who have used ou...

Making the Most of Your 30-Minute Workout

Geoffrey Chaucer once said, “Time and tide wait for no man,” and, if you’re anything like me, you know that’s true, because of more than a little trial and error. Whenever I spend more than ten seconds in bed after the morning alarm goes off, I find that the all-too-familiar “You don’t have time to work out today” bug h...