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Beat Stress Through Fitness

Maruchy Lachance is president of Running Ninja!, a lifestyle brand for runners by runners. Running Ninja! offers a wide variety of apparel and gifts for runners to keep you happy and inspired while you’re on the run.

At least once a week I find myself suggesting to friends to exercise and/or change their diet in order to manage or control a current issue in their lives.

While at a party someone overheard me encouraging a recently divorced mother of two to take up running to fight off all the stress in her life. About an hour later I was approached by the bystander and complimented on my suggestion because instead of fueling her flame of misery or blowing sunshine in her face, I gave her a tangible tool that will help her alleviate some of the problems she is dealing with. This conversation got me thinking about all the other benefits that moderate exercise can do for us.
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Strength Training Your Mind

Maruchy Lachance is president of Running Ninja!, a lifestyle brand for runners by runners. Running Ninja! offers a wide variety of apparel and gifts for runners to keep you happy and inspired while you’re on the run.

In order to have a strong back you need to strengthen your abs. For strong knees, you should work out your thighs. And while these muscle groups are important for a healthy and strong body, you can’t forget to build up your mind.

Nothing will stop a successful fitness streak quicker than a dink in your self-esteem. It can begin innocently enough. Perhaps you discovered you put on a few extra pounds, or you aren’t feeling as motivated on your trip to the gym or your dash out the door.

Your mind is the key to staying on track in spite of all the challenges life will throw your way and by working out your self-esteem you will insure a healthier body and mind!
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The Importance of a Healthy Balance

Maruchy Lachance is president of Running Ninja!, a lifestyle brand for runners by runners. Running Ninja! offers a wide variety of apparel and gifts for runners to keep you happy and inspired while you’re on the run.

Not quite a year ago my now 89-year-old mother was hospitalized because she became disoriented. After several tests we were told she had ingested so much water that she depleted her body of potassium and sodium. When she finally came out of it and we told her what landed her otherwise healthy self in the hospital her first reaction was, “I overdosed on water? It’s water!”

Water is a wonderful and necessary thing, but when over-ingested it can lead to serious problems in people of all ages and physical health. What this event reinforced for me was the need for balance. My mother had done just fine drinking water her entire 88 years of life, but when she heard a report on television that seniors don’t get enough liquids she over did it.
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Fitness for Busy People: Making the Best of Down Time

Maruchy Lachance is president of Running Ninja!, a lifestyle brand for runners by runners. Running Ninja! offers a wide variety of apparel and gifts for runners to keep you happy and inspired while you’re on the run.

My husband worked at a fast food chain while in high school. To this day he quotes one of the things his manager used to say to the staff during down time: “If you have time to lean, you have time to clean.”

This quote has taken on a life of it’s own in our home but it is not about cleaning as much as it is about being physically active.

Many of us work long days, then get home and our second shift begins with helping with homework, showers, and making dinner. By the time we’re done we’re so exhausted that all we want to do is unplug in front of the television and eventually roll into bed in preparation to begin the routine again the next day.
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Change Makes Exercise Fun

Maruchy Lachance is president of Running Ninja!, a lifestyle brand for runners by runners. Running Ninja! offers a wide variety of apparel and gifts for runners to keep you happy and inspired while you’re on the run.

At a dinner party recently I hit upon a conversation with a friend who is an avid runner. I had been finding it a bit challenging to stay on track with my running schedule. After discussing it for a few minutes he paused and asked me if I was having fun. Faced with that question I soon realized that my favorite exercise felt more like a chore lately. Instead of looking forward to my morning run, I had begun to procrastinate before finally lacing up and heading out. The fun was gone.


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