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.
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.
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 […]
In this 2 minute video, Running Coach Jenny Hadfield breaks down her super practical approach to assessing and improving running form.
Learn why the Horizon Fitness Elite T9 Treadmill was awarded the Best Buy Award from treadmillreviews.net!
Get the 5 steps that will help you burn more calories, target the right muscles and maximize the benefits of your elliptical machine workouts.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]