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
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
We’ve all heard the rule: 64 ounces of water per day is essential to healthy living. But is that really how much water you should be drinking? If so, how is Tom Brady still alive? (He’s admitted to drinking close to 300 ounces of water per day). When it comes to water intake, all humans are not created equal; the amount of water you need … Continue reading Do You Drink Enough Water? Here’s How Much Your Body Actually Needs
A great workout starts with a great workout plan. You don’t want to arrive at the gym on cardio day and spend five minutes trying to decide if you should hop on the elliptical or the treadmill. While you might have one machine that you prefer over the other, a question still remains: is one actually better for you? We compared factors like calorie burn, … Continue reading Elliptical Or Treadmill: Is One Better Than The Other?