The season of Thanksgiving is finally upon us. For me not only does that mean slowing down to enjoy heaping plates of delicious food with my dearest friends and family; but, it also means taking time to appreciate and consider all I have to be thankful for.
On Monday, the American Heart Association (AHA) tightened their guidelines for high blood pressure for the first time since 2003, pushing many Americans who were previously considered ‘healthy’ into an at-risk category. This change means nearly half (46%) of U.S. adults are now considered hypertensive, with a good portion of the newly included below the age of 45.
Guys!! I’m in love, I’m in love, and I don’t care who knows it (Anybody catch that Elf reference? I’m not excited for Christmas at all). And what is the object of my recent deep affections? I know you are just dying to know….it’s planks!! Anyone confused? Not the love story you were hoping for?
I don’t know about you, but for me the holidays always make an easy excuse to unleash my inner fatty. I mean I know I should go on a run... but I’d much rather curl up under my fuzzy blanket with my slippers and a hot cocoa. And, I know I shouldn’t eat Mac’ n’ cheese and Cheddar Broccoli soup for every meal….but something about comfort food when it’s cold out seems necessary. And, let’s not mention all those yummy desserts and sweets and pumpkin spice lattes…
Preparing for your first 5K is a fun and exciting time, but as race day gets closer you may start feeling a little jittery, fearing the unknown, and finally wondering: “was this a good idea?” But fear not, I have outlined 13 things you should know about race day; so you can kick back, and face your first race day like a true veteran!
Foam Rolling, is one of the most popular ways of relieving tension in these knots. A lot of people have been asking me about foam rolling lately- What is it? How do I do it? How often do I do it? Well, I hope to answer these questions and more, with this guide that will make foam rolling a simple and effective recovery strategy for you to implement into your routine.
Whether you’re going on a run, or hitting the gym for some heavy lifting, the first thing on your list should be your warm up. The pre-exercise warm-up not only reduces the risk of injury, it may also improve performance.
When eating out, it’s hard not to have the ‘treat-yourself’ mentality. And for some reason when you’re treating yourself, it’s easy to pretend as if those calories don’t exist because they’re ‘worth it’.
The first week having Bryan Clay (Olympic Gold Medalist) as my track coach was pretty tough....I guess you could say by Friday I was more than a little sore (Like...walking and sitting on the toilet were a problem- that's when you know you're sore, right?!).
There is nothing better than that look of pure joy on your sweet pups face at the jangle of the leash as you grab it off the hook, or it's eager playfulness as it waits to fetch the ball just one more time.