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Allergic to Exercise? Runner’s Itch Relief!


I didn’t know I had runner’s itch at first. It all started a few years ago when I was way into working out! I exercised probably 2-3 hours a day. I slowed all the way down since then, (for shame) but I do remember something really weird that started around that time. I was running in some hills in California. I had run up the hill and gone up and down some heavy terrain steps a few times and I was in the home stretch headed down a simple paved road back to my car. That’s when it happened! I had a little itch in my leg that soon became a big itch. I tried to keep running but literally had to stop and scratch. The itching had taken over my whole entire upper leg, booty and stomach. I stood there scratching for my life. My husband was embarrassed because he didn’t know what I was doing. I told him I was itching and he wanted me to just ignore it. I tried to explain that it couldn’t be ignored. The irritation was too great. It went from a simple itch to my body feeling so inflamed that I had to put my hands inside my pants to ravenously claw at myself.

My Legs After Scratching

My poor thigh after scratching my runner’s itch.

About my Case of Runner’s Itch

My personal case of runner’s itch will vary from other people because many describe different circumstances. I usually get the itching in the fattiest parts of my body- my thighs, butt, stomach, breast, and my triceps. I have never gotten it while lifting weights so it is purely about cardio for me. I have only gotten it while exercising outside so I thought that it was temperature related. (I have heard some mention that they got it while on a spinning bike at the gym too!) It is more apt to happen when it is cooler or normal temp than when it is a scorching hot day. It also usually happens when I am running downhill, so basically when I’m trying to go home. Well originally when it happened I did what any normal person with a health crisis would do. I googled it. Oddly enough me putting in the symptom of itching while exercising turned up some pretty sad news. Many others complained about it happening, but said that doctors tried to convince them it was in their heads. Only recently have I met someone that gave it a name and when I looked it up I finally got some validation.

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Cardio + Upper Body Workout Video

Cardio + Upper Body Strength Workout Video


Here’s a Tabata Workout video that’s just straight to the point. I don’t even speak in the video. Get Ready. Get Set. Go

How did you like this workout? Are you sweating yet? Let me know down in the comments.

Want More? Check out my other Workouts -> http://fitnaturals.org/category/fitness/workouts/

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Spring into Action Fitness Challenge


20-30 Minute Workouts 4-5 days a week. New workout each week.
Video Demonstrations
Private Fitness Group for Check ins & Daily Motivation
Calorie calculation information
7 day Sample Menu
Price: REDUCED to $5 (to get more participants)
Prizes for the most involved participants in the group
What You’ll Need for the Challenge
Set of dumbbells. Preferably 2 different sized sets

interval timer- (Try Gymboss miniMAX)
Yoga mat (or similar)
Water bottle

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5 Reasons Why Couples SHOULDN’T Workout Together


In 2012 I did one of the hardest workout programs that I had ever done (at the time) with my then boyfriend (now husband). It was tough but I remember that he kept pushing me and punking me into not quitting. I got into great shape, imho, and I loved my progress. After that however I was ready to ditch my workout buddy. He was on my nerves for sure. I have a list of reasons that it sucks to workout with your mate.
1. No More “Me” time

If you were going to the gym as a way to get away from it all, then you can hang that up real quick! Sometimes when everyone is on my nerves I like to hit the gym and throw around the weights without being reminded of my problems. Having him there messes up my time to be alone and think it out while letting out my aggression.

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Low Impact Abs and Glutes Workout- Video


For those of us with issues in the lower portion of the body (like pear and apple shaped ladies) our bellies and booties (abs and glutes) can be a lot to handle. Best to target them often for maximum burn. Here’s a FULL short workout doing just that. I must warn you though that this workout is very plank heavy. It is also pretty low impact so check it out.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Dumbbells size of choice
  • Get them HERE -> CAP Barbell Cast Iron Hex Dumbbell (Pair), 5lbs-20lbs $10.99-$39.99

  • Barbell size of choice (or hold dumbbells on shoulders of each arm)
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