May 2014

Monthly Archives

  • Too busy to make it to the gym? No worries.

    Can’t get away from the office for a mid-afternoon workout?  The Greatist has the answer with a pretty comprehensive list of ways you can work out at work. Start with: “The Wall (Street) Sit: Wall sits are great for building strength and endurance. Standing with your back against the wall, bend the knees and slide […]
  • The downside to kettlebells

    Kettle bells are a great tool to help build muscle, but there’s major problem with using them: “Few people know how to correctly use them. And that goes for many trainers and coaches, too. Unless you have training or certifications from StrongFirst or DragonDoor, chances are your technique is far from flawless. “Even the simple […]
  • Ditch these workout routines

    If your looking for results at the gym, there are several things you should probably stop doing. Start by dropping Low-Intensity Cardio Routines: “We all go to the gym for different reasons. For those seeking purely to burn fat, it’s very common to see the same routine over and over. Individual walks into the gym, […]
  • Ease back into working out after an injury

    If you’ve recently injured yourself working out, you often don’t have to be completely sidelined. There are ways to work around the injury without hurting yourself further. “When you exercise around your injury instead, it doesn’t just keep you on track with your goals—it can actually help speed up your recovery time by reducing all-around […]
  • 7 dieting myths you can forget

    There’s some commonly held wisdom about dieting at just won’t seem to die. Refinery29 debunks 7 diet myths that need to go. Myth #1 You shouldn’t eat dinner (or anything else) after 7 p.m. “‘There is no universal time that everyone should stop eating,’says Theresa Kinsella, MS, RD, CDN. ‘People get up at different times, […]
  • The science of being happy

    We all want to be happy — although how we get there isn’t always straight forward. To start you off,  The Greatist explores 25 scientifically proven ways to you can make yourself happier. “Get a new hobby: Not only is it mentally stimulating (not to mention fun), but challenging yourself to learn a new skill […]
  • Don’t have a foam roller? Try these.

    While foam rollers are great for relieving soreness and getting blood flowing, there are other items you can use to help you recover after a workout. “Resistance Band: Secure a thick, looped resistance band to an anchor point–a squat cage is perfect. Then step inside the free end so it sits above your ankle. Facing […]
  • Happy National Bike Month!

    If you didn’t know May is National Bike Month — what better time to start cycling! Don’t make it more complicated than it needs to be. Here are some things you DON’T need to start: “Special Athletic Abilities: Sure, bike riding can be an athletic activity, but it doesn’t have to be. Walking down the […]
  • What you need to know about melanoma

    With warmer weather on the horizon, remember to be cognizant of the the damage the sun can do to your body. The Huffington Post explores 10 facts you may not know about melanoma: “It’s one of the most common cancers in young adults: Melanoma may be the least common skin cancer, but according to the American […]
  • Do you get a better burn on a treadmill or elliptical?

    Ever wonder whether to opt for the treadmill over the elliptical?  It might be a good choice if you want to burn more calories. There are caveats of course. “The treadmill pulls ahead of the elliptical—but just barely. Of course, that’s assuming you’re working at the same level of exertion. ‘If we were to compare […]