What is Balance Training and Should I Be Doing It?

Today, we continue the series on the benefits of exercise (you can click here to read that post in case you missed it) and specific types of exercises. (Read about Cardio Workouts here and Strength Training here.) The importance of exercise According to Harvard Health Publications, guidelines from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommend a well-rounded Read More …

What’s Strength Training and Why Should I Be Doing It?

I’ve talked about the benefits of exercise (you can click here to read that post in case you missed it) and specific types of exercises. (Read about Cardio Workouts here.) Today, I’m covering some basic information about Strength Training. You’ve probably heard you should be doing some sort of strength resistance training. Many women dismiss the idea Read More …

Exercise and Good Nutrition: Why You Need Both

The first time I trained for a half-marathon, I thought, “Okay, this is good.  I’ll be burning a ton of calories running all these miles and I’ll probably drop a few pounds. Awesome!” And, yeah, I burned lots of calories, but I didn’t lose weight. Not at all. The saying goes: You can’t outrun (or Read More …

The Hardest Part of a Workout is Showing Up

When it come to exercising, sometimes the hardest part is showing up. You may know exercise is good for you.  Maybe you really want to start exercising, but something always comes up and you can’t seem to get started. You know you really should do it. And that it takes a commitment to do it. (Read more Read More …

How Functional Fitness Can Help You Get Stuff Done

The next time you’re getting ready to work out, instead of putting on your workout clothes, grabbing your running shoes, or driving to the gym, get a functional fitness workout by doing that household project you’ve been putting off. Functional fitness and household projects? Some household project possibilities: repair a fence, wash windows, mop the Read More …

Exercise – The First Step is the Hardest

I’ve always heard that exercise is good for your health (emotional, mental, and physical) and I know that when I skip several workouts I can really tell the difference. If you’ve been thinking about starting a workout program or exercising but can’t seem to make it happen, follow my five simple tips for getting starting Read More …