Tag Archives: Cardiovascular Training

Been On an Exercise Hiatus? Here’s the Skinny On What It Means

We’ve all been there.  Victimized by illness, surgery, injury, work, travel or personal crisis or sidelined by our own demons known as inertia and lack of motivation – no matter the reason, it’s depressing to face the loss of hard-earned fitness gains and intimidating to get back on that horse. It’s important to understand that we […]

Fit&Happier Workout of the Month: Interval Training

Fit&Happier Workout of the Month defined:  These are 30 minute general fitness workouts designed to offer a complete and balanced approach to strength and cardiovascular training in the most efficient way possible.  Strength training workouts will each feature a different form of resistance, or load, so that you can choose the type of resistance based on equipment availability […]

When More Is Less

Fitness has become trendy.  It stems from celebrities and their trainers touting workouts on social media which leads to a certain segment of the population doing the same.  For better or for worse, workout and post-workout selfies are everywhere. This phenomenon has spurred an increase in participation in endurance races and people fighting over space in group exercise classes.  […]

My Love-Hate Relationship with Trail Running

I’m a tripper.  I wish I had a dollar for every time I said this in response to someone asking me if I do my weekly runs on a nearby pedestrian trail.  The trail, which runs over the Old Croton Aqueduct along the Hudson River in New York, should be a runner’s dream.  Particularly for […]

When (Not) to Exercise on the Lazy, Hazy Days of Summer

  Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial start of summer.  The long, hot, humid dog days are fast approaching, if they haven’t already arrived where you live.  The perfect time to review the dos and don’ts of hot weather exercise. The Human HVAC System 101: The human body is often compared to an efficient machine. When talking […]

Go Big or Go Home? What You Need to Know

Nothing exemplifies the innately American slogan “go big or go home” quite like our society’s relationship with exercise.  We, apparently, either binge-watch “The Walking Dead” while slumped on the couch gorging on bacon-wrapped, cheese-stuffed-crusted pizza or we are fanatically addicted to CrossFit and Ironman training. Yes, somewhere in the neighborhood of two-thirds of us are […]

May’s Small Step: Go Old School

This month is a travel back in time.  The time before a majority of Americans were struggling with weight gain from growing food portions and decreasing daily physical activity.  It’s is all about eating and exercising old-school style. Old School Exercise There are 3 factors that exercise studies have repeatedly proven will make workouts more enjoyable […]