Registering to run 26.2 miles is easy enough—it’s the training that tires out so many. Only a select few people actually have the stamina to train for months toward completing such a massive goal: Running a full marathon. But what is it like to actually train for one of these runs? We spoke with two marathon runners about the ups and downs of training for—and … Continue reading Here’s What It’s Really Like to Train For Your First Marathon
Vacation is meant to be a time when you can relax and unwind from the craziness of daily life. But depending on how long you’re gone, you may want to get some exercise in on your trip. (I should note that I’m all for taking a week off from the gym, but those margaritas on the beach are so much more rewarding when I know … Continue reading Easy Ways to Sneak in a Workout on Vacation
Have you ever climbed a flight or two of stairs in a rush and felt completely winded by the time you got to the top? If so, you’re not alone. No matter what kind of shape you’re in, a short climb up the stairs seems to be the one thing that gets you super out of breath. Here’s why it happens and how you can … Continue reading Here’s Why Walking up the Stairs Makes You So Damn Tired
Running has benefits that go further than just improving physical shape. If you’re dealing with anxiety or depression, running can actually positively impact your brain in ways that are similar to therapy. Even if you’re just dealing with stress, going for a morning jog or heading out on a run after work can help stabilize your mood in ways you probably didn’t know. Exercise stabilizes … Continue reading Running Has a True Connection to Depression and Anxiety Relief — Here’s Why
HIIT workouts, or high intensity interval training workouts, are a form of exercise that involves quick bursts of strength and cardio intermixed with short recovery periods. It’s an all-then-nothing approach to working out, rather than just keeping a steady pace for a long time. They’re a popular workout trend, but how good are they for your body? They’re extremely efficient HIIT workouts only require about … Continue reading Are HIIT Workouts As Effective As Everyone Thinks?
If you’re trying to get a perfect six pack or just want to tone your body a bit, you don’t have to focus on your ab muscles as much as you think. But how much is too much? Is a short workout actually effective? I spoke with some experts to break down the best way to work your abs, plus which workouts to embrace and … Continue reading Here’s the Optimal Amount of Time You Should Spend on an Ab Workout
One of the most critical aspects of a workout is deciding how much weight to incorporate into your sets. However, it’s not always easy to know which weight best suits your size and strength. I broke down a few easy ways to help you figure out the proper weight for your strength, plus how to tell if the weight you’ve chosen is too much for … Continue reading How to Choose the Proper Weights for Your Workout