Not everyone gets a rush of adrenaline when they go to lace up their tennis shoes and head out on a run. In fact, many people dread the idea of running altogether. If this sounds like you, don’t worry – there are plenty of other, unique ways to fit your cardio in without forcing yourself to do something you’d rather avoid like the plague. (We all know how well that works with consistency!) Next time you need to fit a little cardio in, try some of these out-of-the-box activities instead.
Are you intimidated by the thought of getting fit this year? You don’t have to go it alone. There are plenty of apps to help you get started and stay on track so you can actually see the results you crave. Here are a few to get you started. Runkeeper iOS, Android Whether you’re running to lose weight, train for a race, or simply to challenge yourself, RunKeeper will let you pick a run plan specific to you, send you reminders based on the running schedule you set, and track
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I get it — you have a full work schedule and a family to take care of. You have dinner that needs to be cooked, a house that could use a scrub down, and a laundry list of errands you can never seem to complete. Over the years, busyness has become a natural state of being for 99% of Americans. And what’s one of the major things that suffers as a result? Our health. When you’re already being pulled in 1,000 different directions, carving out an hour to go to
Taking care of yourself when you’re pressed for time and have a mountain of things to accomplish can be extremely challenging. These women-on-the-go have learned a thing or two about maximizing their time and minimizing their stress levels. Check out their tips. Niccole Hendrickson, Personal Trainer Website: Peak8Fitness.com Instagram: @Peak8Fitness Facebook: @Peak8FitnessInspiration What are your go-to foods when you have a busy day ahead of you? I love quick, pack-a-good-nutritional-punch kind of foods: apples, almond butter, Peak8 superfood cereal (chia seeds, hemp hearts, raw almonds, raw coconut, strawberries, blueberries, and
Growing up, I was surrounded by kids who were not as fortunate as myself. I played sports with kids who were giving it their all based on what little nutrients their bodies had received; I studied with kids who suffered poor grades not because they didn’t try, they weren’t smart enough, or they lacked discipline — they were simply hungry, malnourished, and defeated. At an early age I watched as my parents generously prepared meals for the football teams my dad coached. Often times my brother and I were a
If you think cooler temps offer the perfect excuse for staying inside and skipping your workout, think again. The heat of summer is actually harder on your body than the cold. When your body is producing extra sweat as a cooling mechanism, blood that should be in your muscles is rushing to the skin in order to cool it down. As a result, your blood pressure goes down and your heart rate goes up – not an ideal combination when you’re exerting yourself. Various studies have actually concluded that the
Conquer your chilly fears and enjoy your winter running. It wasn’t long ago when the winter or chillier months would prevent even the most avid outdoor runner from embarking on their daily jaunt. While it’s still cold during the winter months and conditions can be less than appealing at times, the creation of cutting edge high-tech gear have revolutionized the fitness industry. The ability to train anytime, anywhere have eliminated most excuses for avoiding workouts. Here are a few things to keep in mind for your snow day run. Pay