It’s low tech, it’s one of the cheapest tools for better performance, and most athletes and gymgoers aren’t doing it. It’s the simple act of tracking and monitoring your workouts, of sitting down for a couple moments at the end of each of your sessions in the gym and writing out what you did....more
I was looking through our family photo albums when my son plopped himself into my lap. (Full disclosure: I love that he still does that.) He was about three years old in that particular album and as we looked through the photos and I told him stories, I realized how much time he spent following me around. If I was in the kitchen, he was there. If I went into the laundry room, he was there. If I went on any chore, he was there. I recall wondering if my privacy and sanity were ever going to return....more
I'm back to work and lots of my coworkers have stated that they plan on getting healthier in the New Year. I'm not big on resolutions (I like challenges instead), but I try to remain supportive of their efforts and take walks with them whenever they need a buddy. I think that anything we can do to move more in the day is a good goal....more
I recently started a running blog for women. My last race post left on a note of positivity. I had just finished a 10k at the Berkeley Half Marathon, and had plans to begin a run streak lasting until infinity.
On top of prepping for a new baby in your home, growing that baby inside you, and in many cases the morning sickness that accompanies it, you’re now experiencing back pain. As much as you may hate to hear it, back pain is a common ailment, with 50 to 70% of pregnant women experiencing it. The good news is that it can be soothed. Depending on what is the cause of your back pain, the remedy can be a simple modification to your everyday habits....more
Something very silly occurred to me the other day, as I was thinking about how I don't make enough time in my day for exercise. My problem is that I have been looking at my schedule for a large block of time, but the truth is I don't need that. I just need 15 minutes....more
If you believe riding a bike is an activity for children and teenagers, you need to know about recumbent exercise bikes. You can benefit from an exercise bike for seniors, regardless of your age....more
Having a good exercising habit is something that many people aren’t able to do. Although they know the importance of being active and exercise on a daily basis, they’re still struggling to keep up with a commitment as such. It’s where Pilates exercises come in play....more