Category Archives: Exercise Tips

Outdoor Running Alternatives

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Runners who live in parts of the country where winter means cold temps, biting winds, limited daylight, snow and ice have to be highly dedicated (and sometimes a little crazy!) during this challenging season. Depending on conditions in your area, with proper precautions, you can run outside most of the winter. For those diehards who thrive on logging miles outdoors, consider the following: » Read Full Story

Should You Exercise When You’re Sick?

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Exercise addicts typically don’t let sickness slow them down, still hitting the gym with Kleenex and a steely resolve. That unwavering dedication can be admirable, and these workouts can empower and clear one’s head, but sometimes exercising when you are sick can be detrimental. Recommendations regarding exercising when sick vary a bit, but some general guidelines exist. The bottom line is to carefully consider how you feel. How will this workout be valuable? Are you looking simply to loosen up and combat sluggishness? Can you limit yourself to an easy/light workout? » Read Full Story

7 Tips for Managing Your Diet During the Holidays

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With the holiday season starting at Thanksgiving and going through New Year’s Day, eating right can be a challenge at this time of year. (For candy-lovers, the holidays may officially begin as early as Halloween!) With so many events and activities centered around or including food, it is easy to overeat. Often, the goodies surrounding the holidays are loaded with sugar, fat and calories, from cheeseballs to Christmas cookies to eggnog.

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Burning Lots of Calories in a Short Time

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With the hectic pace of the holiday season, including work obligations, school events, family commitments, parties and travel, workouts often are skipped or reduced in frequency. Obviously, it’s best if you continue to exercise throughout December, rather than forgo your routine entirely. If you are pressed for time, simply shorten your regimen, but crank up the intensity so that you get the most benefit. Even 20 or 30 minutes is helpful and makes a difference, particularly when you may be splurging on holiday treats.

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Staying Fit During the Holidays

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With the added stress of juggling multiple responsibilities and obligations during the holiday season, it’s no surprise that workout programs often get derailed. Even with the best intentions, it can be challenging to maintain a consistent exercise routine in the face of endless shopping, school concerts, end-of-the-year work commitments and parties. » Read Full Story

5 Tips to Burn the Most Calories on an Elliptical

 

Most of us know that eating too many calories causes weight gain, and the only way to lose weight is to burn more calories than we consume. The best way to burn calories and help prevent weight gain is through daily activity and exercise. Consider the elliptical machine, which is a great way to exercise and burn maximum calories. » Read Full Story