Is there a “best” way to train for walking a half marathon after knee surgery? Elliptical or treadmill? Indoors or out? Strength train or cardio? All these either/ or choices. When you are a twin, the best choice is the one that will help you beat your sister.
Want more happiness, better health, and greater fitness? Learn from a Top Dog how we humans can increase our Boom Chicka Boomer midlife quality. Move over menopause; time for puppy paws!
After 3 decades each teaching fitness on 4 continents in 4 languages, Alexandra and I have had posed to us a lot of interesting fitness questions. As you might suspect, people all over the world have similar concerns and workout goals. And many of the questions repeat. Over time, generations, and borders. Over and over.
Can you guess which questions are the most common?
It’s really hard to say why I trained and then walked a half marathon, because I don’t truly know. What I DO know is that I had foot surgery in July, and walked (and finished) 13.1 miles in October. With proper and safe training and determination, it is possible to chase and catch a challenge dream. I am awesome, what can I say?
4 Tips from brain and exercise expert, Dr. John Ratey, author of Spark: Use exercise to “youthen” (aka anti-age); Play more; Challenge yourself daily; and Get IMMEDIATE results of a certain kind when you engage in aerobic workouts. So if you want to get smarter, younger, and stronger in brain and body, read today’s post.
It’s summertime, so that means Kymberly is teaching at Rancho la Puerta spa, Alexandra is recovering from foot surgery, and our colleague Adrian is here to share some fun summertime outdoor activities. Do you know how many calories you can burn playing Frisbee with your dog?
Do you want to prevent shin splints? Of course you do! Whether you are a runner, walker, or simply someone who gives too much love to your calf muscles and neglects your lonely shin muscles, it’s easy to prevent pain. And it’s actually quite easy if you follow our exercise tips. Our first tip is to…
We tested out the new strapless heart rate monitor from Omron, and discovered it goes great with walking, running, pets and dressy affairs! Counts calories too! Best feature? It’s easy enough for even us to figure out!
When you go by the name “Splintergirl” it’s probably inevitable that you’ll get shin splints eventually. Amy wants to know the best way to strengthen her shins AFTER she recovers from the pain, but before her upcoming half marathon. Run, Amy, Run…but first click on the title to read our advice!
Running experts know that when it comes to answering questions about half marathons and long distance running, Fun and Fit are no running experts. So we chased some down to help answer Amy’s question about hydration and proper training for race day. Since Amy is from Hershey, PA, chocolate milk had to come into the discussion. Does it also help runners?