Finished 70.3 Miles of swimming, biking, and running in 6:16
February 26, 2013 // Category: Fitness Advisor
Valentine’s Day might be in the rear view mirror, but you don’t have to stop planning fun dates with your loved one, like sweating it out together at the gym. Exercising with a special someone is not only a way to partake in some friendly competition, but a way to stay accountable to your training goals.
Lift and spot. Whether at the gym or at home, strength training is an important part of a healthy workout routine and is often more effective when done in pairs. Lifting weights with a loved one should reflect the strengths of your relationship, too, because the best weight lifting partners are trustworthy, accountable and motivating. You can spot each other with the heavy weights, help each other with form and encourage each other to reach your goals.
January 22, 2013 // Category: Fitness Advisor
Flu season is on its way to becoming an epidemic in the U.S. and while a flu shot is preventative, it won’t always help you escape a winter cold. While your dedication to hit the gym every day is admirable, there are some symptoms of sickness that should make you think twice. Please use common sense. If your symptoms are severe, skip the exercise and see your doctor. Otherwise, follow these guidelines to decide when you’d be better off staying at home, getting rest and keeping your germs to yourself.
Do a neck check. You can exercise while sick if your symptoms are all above the neck, like a runny nose, a sore throat, nasal congestion and tearing eyes. Of course, you should always listen to your body and take the intensity of your workout down a bit if your regular pace feels too strenuous.
January 08, 2013 // Category: Fitness Advisor
If you haven’t heard of Pinterest yet, it’s a social media site that functions as an online pin board where you can post images of favorite things like recipes, clothing, quotes and more on personal “boards”. While Pinterest is great for sharing beautiful things, you can also use it for motivation and support for your goals—like the one you have to live healthy. Whether you’re already pinning away, or want to join, try creating these four boards to kick your fitness goals into gear.
Healthy Recipes. Pin healthy recipes for meals, snacks and desserts from bloggers, nutritionists or fitness professionals. Resolve to make a few of the recipes each week and reduce the number of times you eat out. Use Pinterest to discover creative ways to limit the amount of calories you consume and eat healthier, more whole foods.