Author Archives: Esther Chun

We all know the “obligatory salad” at every potluck. A lot of the times it’s bland, under- or overdressed, and a lot less appealing than anything else at the table. If someone is gonna bring the salad, might as well make it good – right? That’s where this salad comes in. Though it’s deceptively simple, […]

It’s 5:30 p.m. on a weekday and in the back of your mind you know that you should probably work out. Finally, you get enough resolve to change out of your work clothes into some gym clothes.   Do I have enough time to drive to the gym? You glance at the clock on your […]

It’s corn season! What better way to make use of the last of summer than to grill some corn. Corn on its own is always delicious, but take it up a notch by adding it into a nutritious and filling salad! This recipe also makes a great swap out for your typical potato salad. The […]

Want an easy way to make use of your plentiful garden bounty? Sometimes your food grows faster than you can eat it! This is the perfect summer dish to make for a lazy weekday dinner when you want something healthy but don’t have a lot of time. Use up all of that zucchini, tomato, and basil […]

Cauliflower has had a resurgence in the last few years. The great thing about cauliflower is its versatility. While it’s great raw and has a satisfying crunch, you can manipulate the texture of cauliflower by roasting, boiling, or steaming. It also provides the perfect backdrop because of its mild flavor. Add the vegetable into mashed […]

Ever tried cooking with sumac? Sumac comes from the sumac berry and it has a tart taste that is akin to vinegar or lemon. The fun part about cooking with sumac is the beautiful reddish purple hue that it gives to any dish. A great way to start off using sumac in your dishes is […]

Whitney Wells created this fun medicine ball workout to do with a workout partner! Try to use a weight that works for both of you and, if you have options available, don’t be afraid to switch out weights between exercises. For this particular workout, an 8-10 pound medicine ball worked perfectly for us. Did you […]

Tough daily training sessions. Weekend races and competitions. Pushing your limits to hit a PR. Athletes live life differently.  You ask more from your body, you skirt the line between injury and performance, and you also know that anything that improves your recovery can improve your training.  While the benefits of massages include everything from […]

We did a Facebook Live with the people over at Fleet Feet on the best foam rolling moves for people that run. Have you ever tried foam rolling? Check out the whole video here! The Benefits of Foam Rolling Eliminates adhesions in your muscles and connective tissues – this helps keep your fascia moving freely, […]

An often over-looked aspect of strength training is proper breathing technique.  While it may come naturally to some, others find it’s something they have to work on. Many beginners will often hold their breath as they perform a strength exercise and before they know it they’re feeling dizzy and faint. A rhythmic, paced breathing technique […]

When you need a new training goal, a half marathon may well be the perfect distance.  The course is long enough to challenge experienced runners but manageable enough to allow training for a goal time or performance.  You can use your half marathon as the first step towards preparing for a full marathon or to […]