Tag Archives: Marathons

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Workout of the Month: Distance Running

Tis the season for road races and marathons.  And I am dedicating this post to the runners of the 2014 Boston Marathon.  (See link below for an inspirational video for this year’s participants.) Distance running is a popular competitive sport but the combination of high mileage and repetitive high-shock footfalls puts most participants at high-risk […]

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 […]

Can Extreme Exercise Be Bad For You?

For the last several years, fitness industry publications have been flirting with the question of whether or not there is such a thing as too much exercise as it pertains to overall health and, in particular, the heart.  This has become a lightening rod issue for an industry that makes its living off of getting people […]