Exercise

Tulsa Welcomes the Return of Tulsa Tough, Top Cycling Event

In eight short years, Tulsa Tough has quickly become “the” cycling event in Oklahoma and a USA Cycling Tier 1 national criterium race. Downtown Tulsa will fill with thousands of participants and spectators for the three day event. The races, however, are not limited to professional riders. Day 1 brings the serious riders to the Blue Dome District for an evening of racing, streets lined with fans and live music.

 

National Senior Health and Fitness Day

Today, May 29, 2013 activities and events have been organized across the country to encourage seniors to participate and stay active for the 20th annual National Senior Health and Fitness Day. The theme for this year is “Get moving… start improving.” Here are ways you can participate in your community and help promote a healthy, active lifestyle.

 

7 Secret Benefits of Walking

According to the American Heart Association, 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women are at risk for heart disease. One major risk factor leading the charge, researchers say, is our lack of regular physical activity. To combat these statistics, National Walking Day encourages companies to enlist their employees to wear their sneakers to work and spend at least 30 minutes walking April 3. Walking is free, easy to start, and enjoyable as a sociable exercise with friends and co-workers.

 

Playing the Lottery with Your Health

It seems everyone is abuzz today with hopes of hitting it big. With a record $550 million (or more) Powerball payout, lottery fever is reaching a peak in 42 states across the country. While we all know our chances of winning are slim, lottery officials expect hourly ticket sales today to top $6 million an hour. In fact, jackpots of this size tend to bring in new players, who do not regularly buy lottery tickets. Today is a day most people, it appears, are willing to gamble.

 

Tulsa’s Changing Weather, Exercise to Stay Healthy

This weekend will be the first dip into fall temperatures, causing many to reach into the back of their closets for that light jacket or coat they have not seen in several months. With highs in the 100 to 90 degree range only a few short weeks ago, our bodies are sensitive to not only a change in temperate, but also humidity and pressure. One of the best ways we can help our bodies adjust to seasonal changes in temperature and weather is to be active and exercise, boosting our immune system, circulation and overall mood.