exercise

Why Exercise?
Let’s face it, exercise and working out is hard work! Why should we do it? Well, the benefits go on and on. There was a time in history (read more)

What to Eat Before/After a Workout
Prior to a work out, you need some energy. The ideal thing to eat before a work out is something that will provide you with that so you (read more)

How To: Improve Endurance on a Treadmill
When I was in middle school, I was killed by the weekly dreaded mile run on Fridays. However, now I am to the point where I can run 3 (read more)

Switching it Up
When it comes to exercise, keeping your body guessing is key. When you do one type of exercise constantly, you are only working certain (read more)

The Power of a Walk
Sometimes there is nothing that measures up to what the power of just going on a walk can do. If I am feeling sad, stressed (read more)

Reaching Fitness Goals
Let’s face it… Reaching your fitness goals is not easy! My dad has been on a serious diet and exercise routine for years now and he (read more)

The Importance of Stretching
Stretching is important to incorporate into your daily routine for multiple reasons. First, it improves your flexibility (range of motion) (read more)

Dancing
Dancing is one of my favorite things! It’s a great way to get your heart pumping and it’s so much fun. Who knew an exercise could make (read more)

Motivation
When you think about it, all good health comes down to is motivation. Motivation determines whether you’ll go for a run, pick a healthy (read more)

Yoga
There are many reasons why I’m in love with yoga. It goes beyond improving your body physically; it has emotional benefits as well. It’s (read more)

Getting Involved in Sports
Joining a sports team can be so much fun, and is a great way to get some exercise. You may not have a knack with sports, but it doesn’t (read more)

Running
Overall, running is an exceptional exercise that will tone your whole body overall. While many exercises tend to focus on one set of (read more)

Rock Climbing
Coming from Utah, rock climbing was always something that was really accessible. There’s climbs literally everywhere, especially more (read more)

The Benefits of Weight Lifting
You might think that lifting weights are only for women who want to look strong and build serious muscle, but lifting weights and just building toned muscles supports a healthy metabolism. (read more)

A.M. Exercise
Yes, I said it. If you’re like me, you aren’t exactly a morning person… much less a morning exercise person. In fact I’ve been known to (read more)

Biking/Cycling
Since running is a vigorous form of exercise, it’s a good idea to cross train and do biking as well to avoid overtraining and/or injury. Taking (read more)

Feeling Sluggish?
Sometimes it’s hard to initially get your blood flowing to workout, or just to do everyday tasks. I find this happens to me if I haven’t been (read more)

Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred Review
Jillian Michaels’ 30 Day Shred is one of the most intense workout videos I’ve ever done. There are 3 levels and I’m finally (read more)

Running From Bad Moods
We all want to feel good in the moment, right? And when we’re sad we wish we could feel happier? A couple months ago a made a commitment (read more)

Dance Central
I feel like Dance Central is almost too good to be true. We got Dance Central 2 for Christmas and it’s ridiculously fun. I actually build (read more)

Climbing Gyms
I don’t know if you’ve ever been rock climbing before, but Vertical World is America’s first climbing gym and (read more)

Calorie Counter Spreadsheet
My dad wrote up this calorie counter spreadsheet where you can calculate your daily caloric needs, your carb (read more)

Compound Workout Schedule
Do you want to start strength training but don’t know where to start? Here is a month long work out schedule that will introduce you to strengt (read more)

What’s Sweat?
I’ve never been able to sweat at all in the past, even if my heart rate was up while I was running the mile in middle school. In fact, it kind of boggled my mind when I would go to the gym and notice people dripping sweat. Were they working their body to a degree I never had? (read more)