Recovery time is almost as important as the workout itself. Most people have a hard enough time getting to the gym, and never even really think twice about the recovery period afterwards. No matter how you work out, your muscles will have worked harder, and there will be some strain on your body in general.… Read More Three Important Ways to Cool Down After a Workout
Sometimes you just need a good reason to hit the gym. Every person who has ever worked out has had to fight the internal battle of whether to exercise, or stay home in bed. In fact, most of the times I think staying home in bed probably wins out, because taking the easy way out… Read More Five Ways to Convince Yourself to Work Out
When choosing a sport for your child, you should always choose something age appropriate. I know this probably isn’t something I need to say, but if you are thinking of enrolling your toddler in flag football, don’t. You would think that goes without saying, but I recently read a disturbing article on parents enrolling their… Read More How to Choose Age Appropriate Sports For Your Kids
Completing a triathlon is a huge accomplishment, but comes with it’s own risks. When it comes to life goals, I am a huge proponent of setting goals for every different aspect of your life, from your professional life, to your fitness. For those of you who don’t know, a triathlon is a multiple stage athletic… Read More Tips for Beginner Triathletes
Our metabolisms slow down as we age, but luckily there is something we can do about it. It starts to happen when you turn 30. Your metabolism begins to slow a little, so both maintaining and losing weight gets just a little harder. When you turn 40, the symptoms accelerate, and you may even start… Read More How to Fight a Slowing Metabolism
Sometimes being supportive of our children’s sports can go too far. If you have a TV or the Internet, chances are you have heard of the show Dance Moms. If you haven’t, you probably at least know what a stage mom is. On the off chance that you don’t, stage ‘moms’ are parents who get… Read More Six Signs You May Be a Bad Sports Parent
If you’re going to eat before bed-time, be mindful of what you eat. First off, let me start by saying that eating just before bed is generally frowned upon in terms of weight-loss. Late-night eating can make your sleep more restless, and is generally lumped in with stress-eating, which isn’t good for you regardless of… Read More Snacks Before Bed: What is Safe to Eat?