Fitness Archive

What Is Mindful Eating?

There are plenty of reasons why people struggle to control their weight. Health problems, medicines and other concerns can all work against even the best intentions. Often, though, one of the biggest issues that people face is one that they likely aren’t even aware of: mindless eating. Put simply, mindless eating is…well, ...Read More

The Top 3 Outdoor Workouts

The warmer, longer days of spring mean two things for the fitness-minded individuals out there: First, you can move your activities outside. Second, it’s time to start shedding some of that winter weight in preparation for summer. Which works out nicely. Some of the most intense, calorie-blasting conditioning workouts can be done outside. ...Read More

Workouts To Keep You Active Through April Showers

As exciting as it is to see the days get longer and warmer, early spring can be a frustrating time of year. After the cold, short, dark days of winter, people are usually craving some time outdoors. And spring can offer that. As long as it doesn’t rain — a feature for ...Read More

Meditating with Pets

As a pet owner, I know that animals have a habit of needing your attention at the precise moment you can’t give it to them. For me, that usually happens when I’m set to do my ten-minute mindfulness meditation before bed. My cats, who were satisfied lounging around on my desk five ...Read More

Could Your Workout Protect You From Workplace Stress?

Even if you absolutely love what you do, the workplace can be – and often is – a very stressful place. That’s likely not any sort of major revelation. In other exceedingly familiar news, exercise is really good at helping you deal with stress. People have known that much – on a ...Read More

Does Exercise Improve Your Vision?

Exercise has all sorts of benefits. That’s not really breaking news. Often, though, people are surprised to find out just how far-reaching those perks could be. Specifically, a lot of research over the past several years has been focused on the neurological effects of exercise – what those workouts do to your ...Read More

Is Exercise Really The Best Weight Control Strategy?

Generally, when people set out to lose weight, they all start the same way: massive bouts of cardio. Granted, it’s not always hours upon hours on the treadmill, but – regardless of the exact method – exercise is typically the go-to for weight loss. After all, you’ve got to get rid of ...Read More

Stepping Up to the Bar(re): My First Barre Class

My Background I am a man in my early thirties and have been involved in athletics, in one form or another, for most of my life. I wrestled as a teenager, played varsity basketball and volleyball, and swim and lift weights recreationally. Friends have converted me when it comes to a lot ...Read More

Sticking to Your Year-Long Workout Plan

Periodization is sort of a funny part of the fitness world. It’s incredibly useful and effective. But it can also be pretty intimidating at first. And, perhaps for that reason, periodization is seldom used outside of the professional scope of fitness practice. In reality, though, periodization doesn’t have to be that complicated. ...Read More

Should Cardio Come Before Or After Lifting?

Within the health and fitness world, the cardio and lifting camps have long been at odds. Occasionally, you’ll encounter the hardliners who strictly shun one of these methods out of fear that it will impede their progress in the other. Most of the time, though, people are much more moderate, trying their ...Read More