I tend to err on the side of not purchasing expensive toys unless I’m certain they’ll benefit me in the long run. That’s why I thought long and hard before finally deciding to fork over the cash for a fitness tracker of my own. Continue reading Could a Wearable Fitness Tracker Be for You?
A question for the runners out there: Do you like to bring food or sports drinks along with you for your longer runs? This is recommended if you’re going to be running for longer than 30-40 minutes at a time, but personally I have a really hard time bringing stuff with me. Continue reading Nutrition Find: Chia Squeeze
No matter what kind of goal or program you’re working toward, it’s extremely important not only to set measurable goals, but to track your progress so you can see how far you’ve come and learn more about the choices that impact your success the most. You are your own best motivator! You have nothing to prove to anyone but yourself. At the moment I’m stoked … Continue reading High-Fiving Myself
I’ve been through multiple broken bones, sprains, bruised tailbone, rotator cuff tendonitis, a chronic vertebral injury and lifelong knee pain, so I’ve learned a bit about pain management, and trust me when I say that nothing works as well as good old-fashioned TLC. Continue reading Recovery 102: R-I-C-E
For the benefit of all, I’ve put together some brief suggestions based on different types of workouts and shoe brands that I’ve owned and tried on personally, so you can easily decode the shoe store’s myriad selections. Continue reading Respect the Feet – The Art and Science of Picking Good Workout Shoes
I’m still a little surprised that I’m sitting here writing about my running journey, given that the assessment of several physical therapists from 2005-2009 was that I would probably never be able to run comfortably. And yet here I am, feeling better than ever, having run upwards of 450mi and raced my first half marathon just since the start of 2013. I suffer from a chronic … Continue reading Run For Your Life – If I Can Do It, Anyone Can
Have you ever just felt terrible in your own skin? If you’re a woman, I’m going to guess the answer is yes, at least some of the time (thx hormones). No matter how hard we try to fill our lives (and our stomachs) with “healthy habits,” there are still some days when we wake up just feeling blah. And some days, that’s okay. But when you think … Continue reading Exodus: Five Tips to Start Your Fitness Journey
If you’re a workout fanatic like I am, then you’ll be happy to hear that there is an AMAZING and affordable way to supplement your workouts with healthy fruit and protein–and it happens to be just steps away from the Aztec Recreation Center here at SDSU. Shake Smart was started this year by two State business students, Kevin Gelfand and Martin Reiman, when they realized … Continue reading Rave Review: Shakesmart