Healthy School Lunches
Nutrition

5 Simple Tips For Healthy School Lunches and Snacks

Break away from baby carrots! Here are five super-practical tips to help keep school lunches healthy, tasty and fun for the whole school year.

Wheat-Free Flour
Nutrition

How To Bake Without Wheat Flour

Learn about the top wheat-free flours and their unique benefits and properties. Get tips for how to incorporate them into your cooking and baking.

9 exercises to do with kids
Fitness

9 Super-Fun Exercises To Do With Your Kid

Having a fit family is important. Try these 9 exercises for a great parent and child workout (videos included).

How To Do Renegade Rows
Fitness

Exactly How To Do Renegade Rows

How to do Renegade Rows to increase core strength and stability and engage and define the shoulders, triceps, biceps and back.

interval training (HIIT)
Wellness

Rev Up Your Workouts With Interval Training

Here’s how to use interval training (HIIT or LIIT) to burn more fat during and after your workout. Use this advice to save time and get better results.

interval training
Fitness

How To Reap The Benefits Of Interval Training

You can dramatically increase your fitness with just 60 min/wk of interval training. Here’s exactly why you should do HIIT (workouts included).

Skinny Recipes for the Fourth of July
Nutrition

Guilt-free Recipes For The Fourth Of July

Take advantage of fresh, local produce and make these 5 super-easy, guilt-free recipes for your Fourth of July get-together.

Is Yogurt Healthy
Nutrition

Are All Yogurts Equal? Surprising Secrets Behind The Label.

All yogurt is not equal. Learn the benefits of fermented foods like yogurt. Get our picks on the healthiest options and how to make yogurt healthy.

How To Do A Pull-Up
Fitness

How To Do A Pull-Up Properly

Master one of the best “pure strength” exercises. Get these personal trainer tips and you’ll be able to do a pull-up on your own in a few weeks.

How to find the right treadmill
Wellness

How To Find The Right Treadmill

From price to deck length to motor size: here’s everything you need to consider when trying to find the right treadmill for you.

3 tips to lower stress
Wellness

How To Lower Stress With 3 Super Practical Tips

You have more control over stress than you think. Here are 3 tips you can implement today to lower stress and feel better.

Exercise Bike | Indoor Cycle
Wellness

4 Tips For Setting Up Your Exercise Bike Properly

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 […]

How To Get Proper Running Form
Fitness

Get Perfect Running Form With This Simple Drill (Video)

In this 2 minute video, Running Coach Jenny Hadfield breaks down her super practical approach to assessing and improving running form.

Fitness

The Valuable Horizon Elite T9 Awarded Best Buy Treadmill!

Learn why the Horizon Fitness Elite T9 Treadmill was awarded the Best Buy Award from treadmillreviews.net!

Best Elliptical Workout
Fitness

How To Get The Best Workout On An Elliptical Machine

Get the 5 steps that will help you burn more calories, target the right muscles and maximize the benefits of your elliptical machine workouts.

Ab exercise for a stronger core
Fitness

Learn The Gymnasts' Secret Exercise For A Stronger Core

How to do this little-known ab exercise that is way more effective than crunches, planks and sit-ups at building core strength and stability.

lactate threshold run faster
Fitness

How To Use Lactate Threshold To Run Faster

If you want to dramatically increase your running pace and performance, do this tempo workout based on lactate threshold.

Constant Watts Workout
Fitness

Why The Constant Watts Setting Is the Best Way To Build Stamina

Train Smarter — Know Your Watts For anyone who has played around with the display functions on various pieces of cardio equipment, they’ve undoubtedly found use in knowing such bits of information as time, distance, calories burned, incline, pace, etc. But there’s one feature that most people tend to skip past when it comes to […]

Fitness

Get This Comprehensive List Of Strength Exercises That Work Every Muscle Of The Body

How To Do Every Weight-Lifting Exercise Under The Sun Check out the website MuscleWiki — you’ll be blown away by the detailed, step-by-step instructions (with videos) for how to do a multitude of weight-lifting exercises like squats, dead lifts, barbell rows, bench press and more. Use their handy, interactive muscle map to chose the muscles […]

Should I Get A Running Coach
Fitness

Should You Get A Running Coach? How To Decide.

I’ve been a running coach for over twenty-three years and I didn’t fully comprehend the value of a coach until I recently hired one to learn how to ride a dirt bike. Although I knew how to ride a motorcycle, I had no idea how to ride off the beaten path. I turned to an […]

What's A Good 5K Time?
Fitness

What's A Good 5K Time?

One of the most common questions I hear in my coaching practice is “what is a good time for my 5K race?” The answer to that question is layered and depends on where you are in your running career. Here’s a cliff notes version of the long conversation I have with them. What to expect […]

How To Boost Your Metabolism And Burn An Extra 400 Calories A Day With NEAT
Wellness

How To Boost Your Metabolism And Burn An Extra 400 Calories A Day With NEAT

Here are four unbelievably easy things you can do today to boost your metabolism — no extra exercise required!

Simple DIY Hack To Make Lunges More Effective
Fitness

Simple DIY Hack To Make Lunges More Effective

Make your lunges 10X more effective. Instructions on how to do Slosh Pile lunges and how to make a slosh pipe at home with a simple PVC pipe.

What Should You Do After You PR In A Marathon?
Fitness

What Should You Do After A Marathon PR?

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.

Are Sweet Potatoes or Potatoes Healthier? Learn The Surprising Truth.
Wellness

Are Sweet Potatoes or Potatoes Healthier? Learn The Surprising Truth.

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.

Why Healthy Relationships Are Good For Your Heart
Wellness

Why Healthy Relationships and Are Good For Your Heart (+ 3 Ways To Cultivate Them)

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.

6 Amazing Elliptical Benefits Every Runner Needs To Know
Fitness

6 Amazing Elliptical Benefits Every Runner Needs To Know (Video)

The elliptical is like a little black dress, as it goes with everything, compliments your running routine, and will help you look, feel and perform at your best. It’s one of my favorite cross-training tools for runners for the following six reasons. Did you know that there are many elliptical benefits for runners? Elliptical Benefits […]

Fitness

10 Ways to Love Exercise When You Hate Working Out

If you fall into the “I Don’t Love Exercise But Want To” category, there’s hope for you! Here are 10 ways to love exercise when you hate working out. Take a look at some of these tips that will get you on the right path to making fitness a staple in your daily routine.

Low Carb Almond Snack Recipe
Nutrition

How to Crush Carb Cravings with a Heart-Healthy Almond Snack Recipe

February is heart month, and I have a special place in my heart for this occasion. (See what I did there?) My dad has suffered from a heart condition called Atrial Fibrillation since I was in middle school. It was pretty scary growing up knowing that he had such a serious issue, and he has since had surgeries […]

The Surprising Truth About Dog Walking and Your Health
Wellness

The Surprising Truth About Dog Walking and Your 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 […]

cardio-exercise
Wellness

The Enormous Benefit of Exercise — More Than You Think! (Infographic)

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 […]

Love Your Heart
Fitness

The Shocking Truth: What It Really Takes For A Healthy Heart (Infographic)

Do you know fact from fiction when it comes to keeping your heart healthy? Most Americans exercise for at least 30 minutes per week. But many don’t exercise enough to keep their hearts healthy. Another compelling fact … most of us exercise to lose weight, but don’t really understand how many calories we need to […]

Pallof Press
Fitness

Why the Pallof Press is the Ideal Way to Build a Stronger Core

Next up in my “Exercises You Should Be Doing” series is the Pallof Press. When done correctly, you’ll quickly see why this exercise is an ideal way to train the core area of the body. What makes this movement one of the very best core strengthening exercises is that, unlike the typical crunches and leg […]

My Number 1 Goal is to Stop Being Dehydrated, Here’s Why.
Wellness

My #1 Goal is to Stop Being Dehydrated, Here’s Why

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 […]

How to Improve School Performance with Extra Recess
Wellness

How to Improve School Performance with Extra Recess

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 […]

This is how you run your best marathon
Fitness

This Is How You Run Your Best Marathon

You’ve run a marathon, and now you have the endurance bug and you want to improve your finish time! If this is your case, you’ve come to the right place. Here is a 20 Week Training Plan for how to run your best marathon. The Faster Marathon Training Schedule is designed for those that have […]

Rower Exercises for Weight Loss
Fitness

This Expert Rower Circuit Workout Will Help You Lose Weight

This is the second in the Winter Rowing series. Check out the first post for considerations on whether you should own a Rowing Machine: How to Increase Your Fitness this Winter by Rowing. Want to get started using your Rower? Because getting on and off of a rowing machine is so simple and there are […]

CES
Fitness

Amazing New Technologies for Fitness from Consumer Electronics Show 2016

The annual, international Consumer Electronics Show is currently being held in Las Vegas, NV. I’m always blown away by some of the amazing technologies that are shown each year and am jealous of anyone who gets to take part in the show. Mashable recently shared some of the Best of CES 2016 and I was […]

Own an exercise bike
Fitness

Exercise Bike Workouts for Fitness and Weight Loss

Are you looking for specific workouts you can do at home with an exercise bike to increase your fitness with a piece of home exercise equipment? Great, here are some routines to get your started. If you are wondering if you should own an exercise bike and which type is right for you. Read the […]

Biking workouts
Fitness

How to Increase Fitness with Simple Indoor Bike Workouts

Are you looking for a way to dramatically increase your fitness with a piece of home exercise equipment? Owning an indoor cycle is a great way to do just that. Exercise bikes are among the most popular and fun pieces of home exercise equipment. While they offer a low impact workout for all levels of […]