Do you take time to recover? One of the biggest mistakes people make in the pursuit of improved fitness or fitness goals is going too hard on days they shouldn’t be. In fact, without recovering properly, you could stall your progress — or worse, reverse it.
Heart health is something many of us don’t think about until we’re “old”, if we ever think of it at all! Truth is, 1 in every 4 deaths in the US is related to heart disease and is the leading case of death in men AND women… that is super scary! Clearly this means we NEED to be thinking about heart health.
I get these kinds of questions a lot… what’s your go-to ___ (fill in the blank)… People always want to know what the “magic” food is that they need to eat every day or walls have on hand. While I can’ tell you a magic food or the ONE food you should always eat, I can tell you some foods that I think you should keep around for quick and healthy meals or snacks!
Because your heart is a muscle, it gets stronger with exercise. Measuring your heart rate is a good way to gauge the effectiveness of your workout because as you strengthen your body through exercise, you also strengthen your heart. From yoga to HIIT classes, heart rate based training offers many benefits, and is the most effective way to reach fitness goals.
Foam rolling is crucial to preventing injuries and unnecessary soreness after a workout. It works through the fascia and scar tissue that gets built up from wear and tear on the muscles (which happens when you work out) and leaves smooth, pliable muscles that can be worked again without the risk of injury from too much scar tissue.
There are plenty of ways to save on calories with some of your favorite Superbowl snacks; it’s all about finding some healthy swaps for the less-than-healthy ingredients. I have 3 of your favorite dishes made over to save on calories but not on flavor!
You’ve heard it before, and you know it’s true: Getting old is no cakewalk! We’re trying to keep our heart and our organs healthy, thinking about protecting our skin, making sure we’re eating clean and then, oh yeah, what’s up with this new “soft” body I didn’t have back in my 30s and 40s?! Yes, it’s true: unfortunately, muscle is harder to build and maintain as we age.
This is the age old question everyone asks me, and one of the most common questions asked to any fitness professional is “how do I lose the fat around my (fill in the blank)?”. The short answer to this question is probably not what you want hear: you cannot spot reduce.