Pregnancy is supposed to be a time for joy, anticipation and new experiences. But for a lot of moms it also comes with a lot of anxiety and questions. With all the blogs, articles and social media confusion, moms are forever wondering if they are doing the right thing. For women that like to exercise, … Continue reading Pregnancy fitness: Workouts for expecting moms
Not long ago kicked off that time of the year again; time for New Year’s resolutions. “2010 is the year that I’m going to do it!” “2013 is my year! I am really going to stick with it this time.” Sound familiar? Every year, hundreds of thousands of people vow that this is the year they will … Continue reading New Year’s Resolutions? Stop Starting Over.
Each year, the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) conducts a survey of fitness professionals to see what they think will be the biggest trends in fitness for the upcoming year. Much like fashion, fitness trends come and go and come back again. So, did your favorite make the cut? Here’s the top 20 for … Continue reading Emerging Fitness Trends for 2014
Ever find yourself nervously munching on chips when your cherished team isn’t doing so hot? You aren’t alone. A recent study conducted by France’s INSEAD business school had some interesting findings about how wins and losses can affect our eating habits. On Mondays, following a Sunday NFL game, participants in the study consumed 16 percent … Continue reading The Dangers of Football Games on Your Diet
While many people seek out complex weight workouts, strength and conditioning guru, Dan John, preaches that simplicity is key in the weight room. Many fitness trainers support the idea of sticking with the basics. A fundamental movement Dan encourages are loaded carries. What are loaded carries? Grab some weights and walk. That’s it! Although this … Continue reading 9 Loaded Carries to Strengthen
CrossFit, what is it? Are they crazy? Doesn’t it seem like most trainers love to hate it? I remember 10 years ago when we first started hearing about CrossFit in the fitness industry. I will admit, I thought they were crazy, and I eagerly joined my colleagues in CrossFit bashing sessions. But over the years, … Continue reading CrossFit: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
We’ve all heard of the term “burning fat” at some point or another. Chances are, we’ve probably all tried to do that in an effort to drop a few pounds or even more. If you have, you must have wishes that there was a way to turn up the “burner” to get results quicker. According … Continue reading Has The Holy Grail of Weight Loss Been Discovered?
This may sound counterintuitive, but medical experts agree that if you have aching knees then sitting on the sidelines may not be the best answer for you. Getting out and exercising may be the best way to get rid of the pain. Sacheen Mehta, MD, an orthopedic surgeon on the medical staff at Baylor Regional … Continue reading 4 Exercises for Aching Knees
Ah , summer: A time for hiking, biking, picnicking and, for the many people living with asthma, concern. But an asthma diagnosis doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the great outdoors. Stay active and safe by following these tips from Mark Millard, M.D., a pulmonologist on the medical staff at Baylor University Medical … Continue reading Dealing with Asthma: Breathe Easy
People around the world are celebrating the much-anticipated birth of the heir to the British throne. Now that the little prince has come, Duchess Kate will no doubt feel the pressure to regain her pre-baby body. Most women feel that they are expected to quickly drop the baby weight, after all, celebrity mothers do. But … Continue reading 5 postnatal exercises to lose the baby weight