If you think “trying to relax” just doesn’t work, then you need to read this. Here are 5 super practical ways to improve mental clarity and reduce stress.
I’ve only recently realized that there’s more than cold weather and busy schedules working against my exercise regime during this time of year. It’s also the cold and flu season. Although many hardcore exercise enthusiasts will simply work through their illness, is it always the best decision to be working out while sick? When is it […]
Running outside in the winter may seem daunting, but with the right gear, it can break the hibernation like a breath of fresh air. Follow these guidelines for dressing for winter runs. Less is more It’s tempting to dress to be warm when you head out the door, but when you do, you’ll be overdressed […]
Stretching is an important practice after every workout. It clears the muscles of metabolic waste, reduces chance for injury, and over time, will give you a long, lean look. Many of us tend to breeze through a stretching regime, but it’s important to take the time to do it correctly.
Thanksgiving is just around the corner. As we celebrate, many of us will pause to share with others something for which we are thankful. While this simple tradition is a wonderful reminder of the reason for our celebration, it may also have lasting benefits for our mental health. Drawing on her research with thousands of […]
Flexibility and mobility are fairly common terms in today’s fitness world–and I’m sure a good majority of you have heard these words in relation to your own workouts. While both have a very important place in fitness (especially when you are first starting out on a fitness program) people often mistake flexibility and mobility as […]
Whether you’re eating clean for performance or to lose weight, growing your own vegetable garden is a powerful way to increase your health.
Do you want to get in the best shape of your life for your wedding day? Do these 4 yoga, bodyweight and pilates-inspired workouts and get the tone and definition you want to look amazing for your wedding day.
Can changing your relationship with food result in weight loss without dieting? Ongoing research demonstrates that mindfulness practices can result in significant weight loss without choosing to diet or restrict calories. You can bring mindfulness into your daily life during your work day, morning preparations, time with your loved ones … really at any time. […]
One of the best things you can while pregnant is to keep moving! Here is your comprehensive exercise plan for a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby.
From your front door to your kitchen, here are some practical ways to organize and arrange your home to directly support you in building healthy habits.
If you’ve ever experienced a post-workout massage, you probably don’t need much convincing to understand its benefits. Receiving a massage after a tough workout may reduce muscle stiffness, improve range of motion, and increase blood flow, all of which improve recovery for your next workout. The benefits of post-workout massage are even backed by research. […]
Need an excuse to head outside? Whether you’re hanging with kids, the whole family, or just adults, outdoor games will do the trick. With options for every budget, fitness level, and age, outdoor games are a great way to socialize and stay active at your next gathering. Here are some outdoor family fitness games to […]
When it’s cold out, running and biking are less pleasant and more dangerous. One solution is to get your cardio on stationary machines all winter long. Another is to quit cardio altogether until the weather warms up. But nothing beats the burn of some good, old-fashioned roadwork. Here are seven tips to help you get […]
Ready for some healthy Thanksgiving downtime? While Thanksgiving is centered around the big feast, there’s plenty of time before and after the meal for healthy family activities. Healthy Thanksgiving activities will burn off some of the calories of the feast while you celebrate joy and gratitude with your family and friends. Here are some healthy […]
Image Source: parentingchaos.com Looking for ways to challenge the endless sugar fest this Halloween? Halloween is a lot of fun but the overwhelming candy and junk food is really something to fear! No need to scream! We’ve got ghoulish delights that will let you celebrate scaring you to death. From traditional favorites to family friendly […]
Here is a great summary of some of the best muscle recovery foods when you’re feeling rundown following a tough workout. You could recover more quickly after tough workouts, with improved post-workout nutrition. Taking advantage of the best muscle recovery foods and timing around your workouts can go a long way when it comes to […]
In addition to regular cardiovascular exercise and quitting tobacco use, making heart healthy diet choices is an important action that will reduce your risk of heart disease. Making your diet heart healthy doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Here’s how you get started. While some superfoods specifically benefit your cardiovascular system, your overall approach to eating for […]
Avoid Unnecessary Injury with these Bike Alignment Tips Highly adjustable, performance indoor cycles, such as the Horizon Elite IC7 are a great way to experience a customized workout that transfers well to road biking and indoor cycling classes. Taking the time to adjust your exercise bike into the proper position for your body and riding […]
Get the 5 steps that will help you burn more calories, target the right muscles and maximize the benefits of your elliptical machine workouts.
Here are four unbelievably easy things you can do today to boost your metabolism — no extra exercise required!
Should you run more or get some rest? The harder you push yourself in a race (especially a marathon), the more gradual your return to running should be. Get a 4-week recovery plan from a professional running coach that explains exactly what you should do after a marathon PR.
Sweet potatoes and potatoes often get a bad rap for being high in calories and carbs. But the truth is they are surprisingly healthy. Turns out, both these tubers deserve a place on your plate, because as far as carbs go, they are both healthier than most.
Three very simple ways to cultivate better relationships that will improve your heart health and quality of life. Apply these heart-healthy tips today for better health.
We all know that pets can contribute tremendously to our happiness for a number of reasons. Not only to they bring joy into our lives, but by making sure they get enough activity, we also meet our own needs for movement. But is it enough? If you walk your dog for 30 minutes a day […]
Want better sleep? More energy? Regular cardio exercise of at least 150 minutes a week benefits your heart, but that’s not all. Take a look at how it affects your entire body from your brain, skin and blood to your lungs and muscles. Exercise is imperative for a healthy heart, and a healthy life! Read […]
As a Nutritional Therapist, I spend a great deal of time thinking about and learning about nutrients. It all fascinates me. Going through school, one of the most shocking things I learned was that water is a nutrient. We think about Vitamin C or Protein (for example) as being nutrients, but we rarely think about […]
Did you hear the news flash? A groundbreaking study in Texas is showing that kids are less distracted during the school day and actually perform better academically when they spend more time at recess. It’s being called “The Texas Approach” and is modeled after a trend in Finland, which is consistently ranked as one of […]
To avoid low back pain, the demands of running require a strong core, good spinal mobility, and open hips and sacral joints. Adding these yoga postures into your running cool-down or including them in your active recovery workouts will build the strength and flexibility that is needed to maintain and efficient running form and avoid […]
From improving your health to your mood, consciously practicing gratitude may be one of the most effective actions you can take to increase your happiness. Part I of this article described the benefits and reasons for practicing gratitude. If you’re ready to get started, try one of the simple practices below and make 2015 your […]
The first portion of this blog series focused on rehabilitative postures to lengthen and open places that cause pain in the low back. When your muscles and fascia have open and aligned sufficiently to release compression, the phase of recovery is directed at maintaining that healthy position while introducing movement. This trains your body to […]
If your low back is aching, you’re not alone. Approximately 80% of the population experiences low back pain at some point. Runners can be especially challenged by low back issues for many reasons, including the core stabilization required to hold the spine in a healthy position during running, as well as the tightness that running […]