Tips for Running in the Heat

August weather typically means hot sticky days that can make it difficult to take part in your daily runs. In some cases, the heat can even be dangerous. Here are a few tips to stay cool and safe during your hot weather runs. Wear light clothing: Dr. Cool shirts are a must have for warm weather...

Becca Pizzi injury prevention

Becca Pizzi’s Tips for Recovery and Injury Prevention

As we approach the World Marathon Challenge, one of the longest and most physically challenging races in the world, we wonder how some of these participants prepare themselves. In the case of our Ambassador, Becca Pizzi, who is seeking to become the first American female to finish the race, the key...

Becca Pizzi Training Tips for Runners

Becca Pizzi’s Training Tips for Runners

If you’ve been following Dr. Cool through our blog or on our social media channels lately, you’ve likely heard of Becca Pizzi. Becca is one of our talented Ambassadors, and her story is a testament to dedication and hard work. As she continues on her quest to run a marathon in all 50 states...

YOU vs. The Heat: The #1 way to battle the hottest year in known history

“The first six months of the year have been the hottest since global temperature records were compiled 136 years ago.” -National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Now that’s a way to start a conversation! It’s true 2015 is panning out to be the hottest year on record, at least since...

Workout of the Week: Swimming

Workout Of the Week: Swimming!

The holidays are over and the dreary mid-winter days are now upon us. For those who love the winter months there are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy and keep in shape, such as skiing/snowboarding, ice skating, snow shoeing and more. Of course, not everyone though loves to spend their time in...

How to transition your summer workouts into fall

How to Transition your Summer Workouts to the Fall

Just because the summer has come to an end doesn’t mean the awesome summer workouts have too!  The Fall season is actually one of the best times for outdoor activities!  Though the summer weather is great, sometimes it is too hot, even dangerously hot to do anything in the sun.  The Fall season...

Getting the most out of your warm ups

Getting The Most Out of Your Warm-Ups!

The warm up is one of the most important parts of a workout and often one of the most neglected.  The purpose for warming up is to prepare your muscles and body.  You are literally warming up your body by getting your blood pumping to your muscles, tendons and ligaments.  By performing a quality...

How to increase pain tolerance

Workouts To Help Increase Pain Tolerance

For runners, pain is a real and regular occurrence.  When you are running mile after mile, day after day things can get tough, and trying to increase your mileage can be even more difficult.  Many people make it a goal in life to run a half marathon, a whole marathon or even something more...

The Dangers of Practicing in the Summer Heat

The Dangers of Practicing in the Summer Heat and How to Avoid Them!

As August steadily approaches, fall sports begin their training sessions and daily practices.  This means plenty of “two-a-day” practice sessions in the sweltering summer heat, which can lead to some dangerous situations if you don’t take the necessary precautions.  Most people know that the...

The Rise of Recovery and Training in Extreme Sports

The Rise of Recovery and Training in Extreme Sports

With the rapidly increasing popularity of extreme sports, kids and young adults alike have been flocking to the slopes, skate parks and dirt tracks at an unprecedented rate. Instead of trying out for “organized school sports” these individuals are inventing their own sports and events as they...

Reasons to get fit besides summer

Summer Isn’t The Only Reason To Get Fit!

Saturday the 21st (This Saturday!!) is the official start to summer! It’s what we’ve all been waiting for, like a dream in comparison to the harsh bitter cold winter we had here in the Northeast. This Saturday is the summer solstice and the longest day of the year.  Dr. Cool would like to...

Workouts for unpredictable weather

Unpredictable Weather and Your Workout

Happy Spring everyone! Yes, Spring is here and that means the sun is on its way! Unfortunately that also means we have to get through some ‘not so sun shiny’ days too. Many parts of the U.S have been experiencing some nasty storms and some unpleasant conditions. Weather is one of the top reasons...