• Fitness

    Running With Shin Splints

    Have you ever experienced shin splints while running? If you have then you know how painful and frustrating they are. Some people are lucky and only have some tightness and mild pain. Others, like me, have extreme pain that can make even walking nearly impossible. Recently I have been trying to get back into running but I am having the same problem I always do. After about half a mile I start getting severe shin splint pain. Stretching and warming up makes it better but it’s not enough to get in a full run. This time I am determined to fix the problem once and for all. I’ve been doing…

  • Personal Improvement

    2018 Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide Roundup

    Do you know what it’s like to struggle with good gift ideas? Trust me, it sucks. Now that almost everyone I buy for is an adult it’s just getting harder. Luckily many of my friends and family are into fitness. That’s why I LOVE when my favorite blogs put out their Christmas gift guide. This year I thought it would be helpful if I shared all of the gift guides from my favorite bloggers. I have avoided putting in guides from businesses. I don’t know about you but I would much rather take gift recommendations from a real person than a business. Hopefully, these guides help you as much as…

  • Personal Improvement

    Follow Us On Bloglovin

    Hello everyone. As you know OthFit.com is still pretty new and we are still looking for additional ways to connect with our audience. Well, I just wanted to announce that we have recently joined the BlogLovin platform. I should point out that even though I get a bit mushy about how much I love BlogLovin this isn’t a sponsored or affiliate post. I get nothing if if you sign up or not. I’m just honestly excited and wanted to share. What is BlogLovin? That was my first question too. That might be because I’m getting older and out of touch but maybe you have the same question. To put it…

  • Personal Improvement

    2018 Christmas Book Wishlist

    Every year for Christmas our family makes a big deal about giving and receiving books. We are all big readers so to make it easier for everyone to know what to get each other we put together book lists. Sometimes these are books we have been wanting to read, sometimes they are beloved old books we want to reconnect with. This year I thought it would be fun to share my book list with you. I do need to warn you that this is my complete actual list so not everything is related to health and fitness. Still, I am excited to get into each one of these books and…

  • Personal Improvement

    5 Ways To Love The Body You Have

    There is a very strong connection between the body and the mind. We hear about it all of the time, there are books, articles, documentaries, entire disciplines devoted to teaching us about this connection and how to strengthen it. And yet, although this is seemingly common knowledge, many of us still struggle with a basic building block of a strong body/mind connection, loving the body we have. It may not seem to be important to have some self-love for your thighs or stomach, especially when you are working to change the way they look and feel. But, I promise that finding love for your body with all of its imperfections,…

  • Health

    8 Natural Tips For A Perfect Nights Sleep

    Americans are increasingly having problems getting a good nights sleep. There are 60 million people in the United States have at least occasional difficulty sleeping each year and more and more of us are turning to pharmaceuticals for help. Americans spend around $52 Billion dollars on sleep aids and remedies but there are natural sleep tips that can help most of us. You probably already know how much it sucks to be tired all the time because of poor sleep. For years I was always fatigued to the point that people around me were getting worried. When I talked to a medical professional at the local clinic I got some good advice but…

  • Personal Improvement

    9 Simple Steps To Successfully Reach Any Goal

    It’s appropriate right now, as we are launching OthFit.com, to write about how to start anything out the right way. Since this is a fitness blog we will focus on fitness goals but this advice will work for anything. We have all done it, we set out to achieve a goal with the best of intentions of following through. For a little while we do great but then it all falls apart. Not long after starting we go back to our old ways and we lose all the progress we made. It’s the oldest story in the book and it happens all the time. It’s the reason that gyms are…

  • Health

    The Most Important Health Advice You Will Ever Receive

    The internet is overflowing with medical advice. Some of it is good, a lot of it less so, and some of it is downright dangerous. We try to provide you with the best-researched information and news on our website, social media, and newsletter. This is the single most important piece of medical advice you will ever receive, here or anywhere else. Follow your doctor’s advice and recommendations over everything you read online or hear from your friends. Find a doctor you trust It is important that you find a medical professional that you trust. Your doctor should be someone that listens to you and who takes your concerns seriously. They…