Tag Archives: Eating Healthy

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 […]

The 7 Hottest Topics in Fitness

There are many topics I’ve written about, seven in particular, that are clearly here to stay in terms of debate and scientific study in the fitness community.  I know this because they keep turning up in health sections of major newspapers and in fitness magazines and blogs. I am but one tiny voice in the fitness […]

Fitting Fitness Into a Fantastic Vacation

Ahhh summer!  We’re in the thick of it now and many are getting ready to embark on much anticipated getaways.  Yes, there are fitness-centric vacations for fitness geeks like me.  (Someday I’ll fulfill my dream of hiking, biking, eating and drinking my way through the Provence region of France.)  But that’s not what this post […]

July’s Small Step: Reflect, Revamp & Renew

July’s Small Step is relevant no matter where you are in your fitness journey.  This time of year can be the most difficult to stay on track with exercise and diet goals because routine is a friend and disruption is the enemy.  The oppressive weather, vacations, kids at home and the endless array of picnics brimming with food and […]

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.  […]

Laugh, and the World Laughs with You

Laugh, and the world laughs with you; Weep, and you weep alone. For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth But has trouble enough of its own Ella Wheeler Wilcox submitted her “Solitude” poem to The New York Sun in 1883.  What a valuable life lesson in four, short lines.  It earned her $5 for being selected for […]

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 […]

Emphasis on Body Image Has No Place in Fitness

Here we go again! The fiction of the “perfect” body, the eating disorders, the exercising disorders (yes, there is such a thing), and the body shaming that accompanies these things used to be relegated to the fashion and entertainment industries.  But now with celebrity trainers, weight-loss reality shows and toned muscles being photoshopped onto fashion models’ bodies in […]

Cruel Winter = Cruel Spring

It was a long, frigid, snowy winter for much of the U.S. this year. Nowhere is this more true than the Northeast, where I live.  I belong to a Facebook group (Team #SomeNerve) made up of amateur athletes, mostly local, who are training for bike races, half-marathons, triathlons and the like or are just trying […]

April’s Small Step: Substitutions

This month’s step is more of a tweak than an all-out change.  These substitution suggestions will work in tandem with the new habits you’ve adopted over the last few months. Food Substitutions While January’s Portion Control helps to train us to eat the correct amount of foods in order to avoid over-consumption of calories, this Small Step helps to train […]