Tag Archives: Hydration

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 […]

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 […]

Shovel This!

Originally posted on Fit & Happier:
The dreaded weather report: another storm is on the way, this may curtail your gym plans yet again.  No worries, you can get a good workout staying home.  Shoveling snow – for those who are healthy and exercise regularly – is a fantastic workout.  How fantastic?  On average, 288 calories…

January’s Small Step: Portion Control

It’s time to start a new year of my Small Steps series.  You can read about the philosophy and strategies of the series here. If you started the series mid-way through the year last year, continue to build upon your fitness journey throughout the early months of this year. If you completed the entire series […]

The Personal Trainer’s Real Workout

Every Thursday, the Personal Journal section of The Wall Street Journal is geared to health and fitness.  I look forward to reading it and often articles in it inspire my blog posts.  One recurring article is “The (Fill in Blank) Workout” where an “average” person is selected and we get a sneak peek into that person’s exercise […]