Pre-Packing an Exercise Bag (Particularly With These Essentials) Could Make You More Likely to Workout

first_imgConducted by OnePoll on behalf of Gatorade, the survey examined the successes (and failures) of working out and broke down what respondents had to have to make it all the way through a sweat-session.WORKOUT ESSENTIALS1. Sneakers 83%2. Workout bottoms 70%3. Socks 69%4. Hydration 67%5. Workout top 64%6. Deodorant 62%7. Weights 60%8. Headphones 56%9. Gym bag 42%10. Music device 38%11. Hair tie 36%12. Workout/yoga mat 32%13. Cleansing wipes 26%14. Lock for locker 25%15. Phone charger 23%16. Dry shampoo 13%Sneakers topped the list (83%), closely followed by workout bottoms (70%), socks (69%), hydration (67%) and a workout top (64%). Over half (56%) admitted their headphones qualified as required workout gear and just under a third couldn’t get their heart rate up without a snack.LOOK: How a Yoga Teacher is Saving First Responders Across America From Depression—With Downward DogFurthermore, 50% of participants say they wouldn’t make it through their entire exercise routine without their favorite tunes to keep their mind occupied.When asked which songs pump respondents up while exercising, Queen’s “Another One Bites the Dust,” Survivor’s “Eye of the Tiger,” ABBA’s “Dancing Queen,” Katy Perry’s “Roar” and Lizzo’s “Truth Hurts” were found to be some of the go-to tunes.TOP WORKOUT SONGS• “Another One Bites the Dust” by Queen• “Back in Black” by ACDC• “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor• “Born in the U.S.A.” by Bruce Springsteen• “Dancing Queen” by ABBA• “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi• “Immigrant Song” by Led Zeppelin• “Roar” by Katy Perry• “Truth Hurts” by LizzoSixty-two percent of respondents admitted that little tweaks to their routine can have a major impact—over half (52%) saw a change in their workout performance if they ate or drank something different before or during exercise.However, 19% say they have lied about working out—and 37% admit doing so in order to convince someone else they were busy.That was followed by hoping to impress someone (35%) and respondents being embarrassed by what they were actually doing (31%).TOP WORKOUT EXCUSES1. Too tired 58%2. Other things to do 51%3. Didn’t want to go 30%4. Made up an excuse 21%5. Spent too much time at work 21%6. Wanted to go home 19%7. Forgot something 17%8. Ate too much before 12%9. Felt dehydrated 11%10. Didn’t eat enough 9%Respondents dug deep into the excuses they use on themselves when they’re itching to ditch a workout.The top justifications were being too tired (58%), having other things to do (51%), straight up not wanting to go (30%), and too much time spent at work (21%).In spite of the flimsy excuses people came up with to stay out of the gym, three in four (76%) said they feel “accomplished” when they finish a workout.WHAT MAKES WORKOUTS BETTER1. Right hydration 46%2. Great playlist 44%3. Workout with a friend 41%4. New workout routine 34%5. New sneakers 31%6. New workout clothes 29%7. Personal trainer 21%8. Workout class 20%9. Right pre-workout snack 20%10. Right post-workout snack 18%Be Sure And Share The Intriguing Survey Results With Your Friends On Social Media…AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreHaving trouble getting yourself to the gym? If so, you’re not alone—one in five people have lied about working out.That being said, a new survey of 2,000 exercising Americans says that if you make sure to pack all of your essentials prior to going to the gym, you’re far more likely to finish your workout.The survey found more than a third (37%) admitted they’re more likely to wrap a workout early because they forgot something; 3 in 10 have skipped the entire workout because they didn’t have an “essential” item.last_img read more

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Three Rutland nonprofits win GMP solar grants

first_imgGreen Mountain Power Corp,Three Rutland nonprofits will be going solar thanks to $60,000 in grants from Green Mountain Power.  Each nonprofit was awarded $20,000 to begin using the sun to create energy ‘and there’s still one more opportunity for another nonprofit to win a grant. The matching grants that will help these non-profit organizations build solar projects are part of GMP’s effort to make Rutland the Solar Capital of New England. ‘These non-profit groups will not only rely on the sun for a portion of their energy needs, they will help inform their clients and the general public about the benefits of solar energy,’said GMP President and CEO Mary Powell.  ‘We want to demonstrate solar in a wide variety of settings, so we are particularly pleased to award these grants, which will support three very public projects and important local institutions.’ Grant winners are the Vermont Farmer’s Food Center on West Street, Rutland Regional Community Television on Scale Avenue in Howe Center, and Good Shepherd Lutheran Church on Hillside Road. Rutland-based Same Sun of Vermont will build the projects for the Vermont Farmer’s Food Center and Rutland Regional Community Television. USA Solar Store in Perkinsville will build the Good Shepherd project. ‘Each of these projects will have significant environmental and economic benefits for the nonprofits, and will help engage the community at large,’said Steve Costello, GMP’s vice president for generation and energy innovation.   The Food Center is quickly becoming an important part of the western gateway to downtown Rutland, with hundreds of people visiting weekly.  The TV station will document the installation of its new solar array and air programs about it multiple times on three cable access channels.  Good Shepherd will use its array to teach students about energy at its Little Lambs Early Learning Center. Nonprofits interested in applying for the fourth $20,000 matching grant from GMP should contact David Dunn at the GMP Energy Innovation Center at 353-1456 or email [email protected](link sends e-mail) for more information.  The deadline for applying is Aug. 27 at 5 pm. GMP already operates the 150-kilowatt Creek Path Solar Farm on a former brownfield; just received a permit for an 18-kW solar project on the roof of the planned Energy Innovation Center in downtown Rutland; purchased an interest in the 150-kW solar farm on the former Poor Farm off Woodstock Avenue; is in the planning stages for the 2.3-megawatt Stafford Hill Solar Farm on a former city landfill; has filed for a state permit for the 150-kW Solar Center at Rutland Regional; recently signed an agreement to build a 75-kW solar array on the College of St. Joseph gymnasium roof; and has just issued a request for proposals for an approximately 75-kilowatt solar project on the roof of the company’s Electrical Maintenance facility on Green Hill Lane.last_img read more

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FuelBelt signs South African pro triathlete James Cunnama

first_imgTri accessories specialist FuelBelt has announced its sponsorship of South African professional triathlete James Cunnama. Cunnama has joined the star-packed FuelBelt Race Team in ‘a multi-year deal as an ambassador to one of the most dedicated and long standing brands in triathlon.’After placing 4th in the Ironman World Championships last October, and taking home the win in his 2014 debut on his home turf at Ironman South Africa in mid January, Cunnama’s future as a top ranked pro triathlete is bright. In 2012, he also impressively broke the 8hr mark at Challenge Roth with a time of 7:59:59.“We’ve been following James for a while and were very impressed with his overall skills and killer run splits,” said Vinu Malik, Founder & CEO of FuelBelt. “He’s got everything it takes to be a world champion, including a fantastic work ethic and positive attitude. We are excited to have him join the FuelBelt team!” “I have been using FuelBelt products to fuel properly in racing and training for years,” said Cunnama. “It is great to work with a company who understands the unique fuelling challenges an Ironman can present and has the solutions to make my racing and training easier and more comfortable.”FuelBelt Inc is a world leader in hydration belts and running accessories. Founded in 1997 by 36x Ironman finisher and 7-time Ironman World Championship participant, Vinu Malik, FuelBelt continues to serve the needs of endurance athletes across the globe.FuelBelts have been used to ‘break world records, set personal bests, and have been used at the Olympic world stage, where every effort and every second counts.’www.FuelBelt.comwww.JamesCunnama.net Relatedlast_img read more

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Survey of Mission residents shows high satisfaction with city; areas for emphasis clear

first_imgMission residents were highly satisfied with the city and city services but had clear areas of emphasis for the next two years, including redevelopment efforts and maintenance of streets.The latest survey of Mission residents shows a high overall satisfaction with city service, a positive perception of the city and an overall feeling of safety that is “off the charts,” according to the firm that performed the survey.Ron Vine of ETC Institute briefed the city council this week on the survey results which gave the high marks, but also pointed to street maintenance and planning to promote redevelopment as the two main areas where residents want more emphasis and there is an opportunity for improvement. Approximately half of all residents surveyed selected those two issues as one of their top three choices when asked what should receive the most emphasis in the next two years. Conversely, those were the two lowest rated issues in a question about the overall satisfaction with city services by category.Findings in an earlier survey regarding the parks was reinforced when residents listed maintenance of city parks, the number of walking and biking trails and the overall appearance of green space as areas that should receive the most emphasis.When the city’s ratings were compared to other cities in the Kansas City metro that have surveyed citizens Mission compared well, falling above the mean in satisfaction on most of the categories. Especially high were the overall feeling of safety and the overall quality of life and services in the city. In perceptions of the community, “you are really high,” Vine told the council.Among the highest ranking responses were to Mission as a place to live, overall quality of police protection and visibility of police in neighborhoods, the quality of the community center and the outdoor aquatics center, snow removal and cleanliness of city streets.More than 75 percent of households thought that greenspace in the city should be maintained or expanded. Residents again listed street maintenance, sidewalks, trails and private property maintenance as items that would have the most impact on improving their neighborhoods.The survey showed that residents favor pedestrian friendly improvements, expanding the trail network and including sidewalks on neighborhood streets. In economic development, residents want to see quality sit-down restaurants, a farmers market (already implemented) and quality exterior design and construction on shopping centers and retail building.City Administrator Laura Smith said the city staff will use the results as a tool to work on improvements going forward.last_img read more

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Perkins Bar to host reception

first_imgPerkins Bar to host reception P erkins Bar to host receptionThe D.W. Perkins Bar Foundation will host a reception honoring Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Peggy Quince and all Jacksonville area state and federal judges October 2 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the University Club of Jacksonville on Riverplace Boulevard.The cost is $25 per person, but is complimentary for members of the judiciary. For more information e-mail [email protected] or call (904) 396-9282. October 1, 2008 Regular Newslast_img read more

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Kiwanis Hosts Breakfast With Santa Saturday Dec. 7

first_imgKiwanians and Key Clubbers preparing food for Breakfast with Santa. Courtesy photoKIWANIS News:The annual Breakfast with Santa, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos and Del Norte Credit Union, 7-11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. The Los Alamos Flute Choir is schduled at 9 a.m. to perform a special program of Christmas Carols. Also, Santa Claus is scheduled to attend the breakfast and children can have their picture taken with him.The breakfast is free. In return, attendees are requested to donate either non-perishable food items or money.Food collected will be used by LA Cares to feed local families in need. Money donated will be used for the Kiwanis/CYFD Foster Children Christmas Party. Any money left over from the Foster Children’s Party will be used to purchase supplies for foster children.last_img read more

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Sweet 16 preview: Shockers, Wildcats headline Midwest

first_imgPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. An unanticipated problem was encountered, check back soon and try again Error Code: MEDIA_ERR_UNKNOWN Session ID: 2020-09-19:7c30f91aa69a612f56d85cf Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-875559-4128406227001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.USA TODAY Sports’ Scott Gleeson and Nancy Armour preview the Sweet 16 in the Midwest region.last_img read more

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Tyler Perry shares pic of studio’s new highway sign, gets emotional over “what God has allowed to happen in my life”

first_imgABC/Ida Mae Astute(ATLANTA) — Tyler Perry is a testimony to how hard work eventually pays off.After purchasing 330 acres from the historic Fort McPherson Army base in Atlanta, Georgia to build his groundbreaking Tyler Perry Studios, Perry is now revealing that the signs on the highway directing people to the base have been changed to read “Tyler Perry Studios.”“Driving into work today I saw these signs on the highways being changed. My eyes filled with water knowing what God has allowed to happen in my life,” Perry wrote in an Instagram post.“Atlanta has truly been the promised land for me. I came here with nothing…ended up homeless and starving, but I was always praying and believing.”Perry went on to say his dreams of a studio didn’t come overnight, and that it took lots of prayer and hard work before things came into fruition.“I was always keeping the faith, knowing that if I worked hard, did my absolute best, kept my integrity, honored every blessing, and remained grateful through it all that everything would work out. And it has, thank God,” Perry wrote, then adding a quote from the Bible: Mark 9:23-25.“Even in my darkest times when I wanted to give up, I kept believing, and I asked God to help me to believe past any naysayer, any doubt, and any problem,” he continued. “Just know that it is possible to believe in your dream and still wonder how or when it’s going to happen. Stay the course. Pray, work, believe and repeat. You’ll get there,” he added. “Just believe for as much as you can, and ask God to help you believe for the rest!”Tyler Perry Studios, not far from downtown Atlanta, will have its official grand opening on October 4.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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We did it, Mr. Stark! Sony and Marvel Studios reconcile; will share Spider-Man again

first_img©2017 CTMG, Inc. All rights reserved.(NEW YORK) — After the spat that booted Tom Holland’s Spider-Man from Marvel Studios’ Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel and Sony Pictures have agreed to collaborate once again. “I am thrilled that Spidey’s journey in the MCU will continue, and I and all of us at Marvel Studios are very excited that we get to keep working on it,” said Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige in a statement.The studios will collaborate on one more solo Spider-Man movie, set for July 16, 2021.  No word on when Spidey will appear in a future MCU movie. Calling Spider-Man a “powerful icon,” Feige said that he “happens to be the only hero with the superpower to cross cinematic universes, so as Sony continues to develop their own Spidey-verse, you never know what surprises the future might hold.”Sony’s Oscar win for its animated Into the Spider-Verse — as well as the commercial success of the spin-off Venom — convinced the studio to go it on its own, rather than share the Spidey profits. But it was Feige who cast fan-favorite Holland as the webslinger, and brokered the deal that allowed Spidey to appear in Marvel Studios’ Captain America: Civil War, and the two Avengers: Infinity War movies. Feige also helped re-launch Sony’s previously troubled Spider-Man franchise, with Spider-Man: Homecoming, and its first-ever billion-dollar grossing movie, Spider-Man: Far From Home.Fans were enraged over the split because of how essential Spidey — and his relationship with Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark — had become to the franchise.In response to the good news, Holland posted on Instagram the “I am not leaving!” scene from the Leonardo DiCaprio’s movie Wolf of Wall Street.Disney owns Marvel and is also the parent company of ABC News. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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