With new energy and sport drinks hitting the market at a sprinting pace, it can be challenging to determine the best way to refuel after a workout without undoing all your hard work. If you’ve exercised for under an hour, water is a perfect no-calorie thirst quencher to replace any fluid you may have lost.
Cold winter months are often filled with holiday festivities, shopping and socializing, making it much more difficult to hit the gym or participate in our normal outdoor fitness routines. Don't despair! What if we told you that you can get your house spic and span, burn calories and squeeze in a workout all at the
Now that it’s warming up, it’s the perfect time to get outside and return to your favorite outdoor workouts -- or perhaps try a little something new. Here’s the rundown of the gear essentials for some of the most common ways we get active outdoors. Swimming This total body workout is great for your arms,
With energy to spare, dogs can make excellent running companions. Plus, it’s hard to blow off your workout when your dog is begging for a run. The first thing to consider is whether or not your dog should run along with you. Some pups are biologically predisposed to enjoy running and others may be runners at heart,
The dog needs walking, the kids are hungry and you can’t find your car keys. Sound familiar? Well, you’re very much not alone. But take heart: The a.m. rush does not have to send you over the edge. You can definitely make a speedy departure -- and save your sanity -- by planning ahead. Read on for
According to The American Institute of Stress, unmanaged stress has been connected to 75 to 90 percent of medical visits. As the summer approaches, many of your friends and family are probably taking time off to relax and veg out. But if you’re in the throes of a busy season or major life changes, taking a
Last year's flu season seemingly struck with a vengeance. The number of reported flu cases was at a startling high. Unfortunately, the bug bit me and my family as well. What's worse is that it got us smack dab in the thick of the holiday cheer. It was a rough encounter, to say the least!
Your home should be a haven, a place to feel calm and collected. But if stacks of mail and piles of dishes are causing anxiety, then it’s time to make a change. Perfection, of course, isn’t possible, so it’s important to tackle the mess a little at a time. Here’s our room-by-room guide for creating
If trying to fit time for exercise into your already-packed schedule seems impossible, consider setting lunch dates with yourself every week. Use this time to break up your day with a quick sweat session at the gym or local park. We asked Jenny Champion, certified personal trainer, editor of Paleo Barbie and cofounder of Skinny Soiree, to provide
Americans are eating out more than ever -- and we have our expanding waistlines to show for it. But a restaurant doesn’t have to be a scary minefield filled with fatty caloric dishes. Dining out healthfully simply takes a little planning. “The best advice I can give is to read the menu online ahead of