Tag Archives: Exercising in Heat and Humidity

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 […]

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 […]

10 Fitness Myths Debunked

Myths are stubborn things – they never seem to go away.  Maybe most myths are simply harmless, even amusing, widespread misconceptions.  But, when they pertain to fitness, they result in discouraging people from exercising either through demotivation or injury.  Here are my top 10 fitness myths debunked. Myth #1: You Need to Go to a […]

July’s Small Step: Reflect, Revamp & Renew

My Small Step Philosophy: A fit life is attained by making small, realistic and sustainable changes in food consumption and exercise over time.  This allows a person time to create and hone new, fit habits that then become adopted and integrated into her everyday life.  The result is a person who is living a fit lifestyle […]

July and August One Small Step: Reflect, Revamp and Renew

Whether you’ve been doing my Small Steps series since April, just joining us now, or are well along your journey to fitness, July and August’s One Small Step advice is relevant.  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 Heat Is On: To Exercise or Not To Exercise

Summer has arrived!  It’s time to separate hot weather exercise fact from fiction so you can be safe and sound throughout the dog days. I’m a mother of two school-aged children and a fitness trainer.  These two truths intersect in this way: I am about town on the same days at the same times and along […]