Exercise for appearance or performance often takes a back burner to getting (and keeping) our body healthy. National Heart Health Month is a great time to incorporate ways to improve heart health with exercise. Heart disease and stroke remain the number one killers of men and women. However, many of the causes of heart disease […]
February is National Heart Health Month, an effort to increase awareness of heart disease, which is the leading killer of both women and men each year. Whether you’re worried about heart health or don’t really know where you stand, this is a good reminder to check in with your doctor. While genetics, age, and gender […]
Glycogen is a storage form of glucose. While we can store an almost limitless amount of fat in our adipose tissues, the glycogen storage is limited to about a pound. Our muscles store about 75% of glycogen and the rest of it is stored in the liver. Liver glycogen is an important source of energy for our […]
Increase your energy, lower your blood pressure and reduce your stress. Learn how to get a stronger heart with these 5 types of activities.
This is the first in the Winter Indoor Rowing series. Check out the second post for specific workouts for weight loss: This Expert Rower Circuit Workout Will Help You Lose Weight. Have you considered purchasing an indoor rowing machine? Rowing machines have recently become enormously popular. Rowers offer a low impact workout that is great […]
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.
You can easily get faster by simply focusing on your running form. Like your car, boosting your running efficiency will help you gain more speed, cover miles more efficiently, and drastically reduce your risk for injury.
How to do Functional Training at home | Part 2 of 2 Good, Better, Best — Which home gym setup is right for you? Good: Once you’ve got the right space in your home, you will probably want to consider investing in at least one piece of cardiovascular equipment, as well as mapping an outside running route that […]
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 […]
How to do Functional Fitness at Home – Part 1 of 2 Emphasizing functional but constantly varied workouts, functional fitness is a serious force in fitness today. While competitive athletes complete grueling and extreme workouts, these workouts are also scalable for all levels and can be implemented in a home gym setting. Is Functional Training for you? […]