Activity

Good News: Extra Steps Can Offset Sitting

Extra steps can offset walking

You’ve likely seen articles and news reports claiming, “Sitting is the New Smoking.” And while it’s not exactly an apples-to-apples comparison, there is some truth to the shocking headlines. Cumulative sitting (we’re talking couch- and desk-surfing combined) has been linked to an increased risk of colon cancer and type 2 diabetes. So...

3 Ways to Lace Up Your Running Shoes

3 Ways to Lace Up Your Running Shoes

Shoelaces come untied, loosen, bind and can be a knot in your stride. Too loose makes for sloppy striding, too tight and shoes bind and pinch. Here are three lacing methods to keep you running in your sweet spot. (Step-by-step directions courtesy of Women’s Running, via Ian’s Shoelace Site.)   1. LYDIARD LACING Also known as “straight...

9 Workout Moves You Can Do In a Hotel Room

9 workout moves you can do from a hotel room

The easiest way to get fit (and stay that way!) is to use the one piece of equipment that will be with you no matter where you travel: you. With just the resistance of your own body weight, it’s possible to improve your strength, balance, agility, stamina, and more. The hotel doesn’t have a gym? No worries! Forgot to pack your sneakers? No...

3 Baller Moves for Better Agility

3 Baller Moves for Better Agility

Being a basketball fan is infinitely more fun when the home team makes it to the playoffs—and beyond! (Go Warriors! Woot! Woot!) But before these guys were sweating it out in the finals, they were on the court practicing agility drills to improve their speed, balance, and footwork. Agility isn’t just for basketball players. “Agility impacts...

It’s National Running Day! Here’s How to Celebrate

Yep, that’s right! Today is another “When did this become a holiday?” holiday. But unlike all those other special days, you won’t have to side-step cupcakes in the break room or feel guilty for forgetting to send mom a card. Today is a day made just for you and your most comfortable footwear! Need a little motivation to get the party...

The Best Time to Exercise to Lose Weight

The best time to exercise to lose weight

According to a recent study, the best time to work out may be right when you wake up. There is some evidence that working out on a completely empty stomach — or, as scientists call it, “in a fasted state” — prompts the body to burn more fat and potentially stave off weight gain, compared to exercising at other times.

Ultra Runner Dean Karnazes On Why Speed Matters

Train like a pro with Dean Karnazes and Fitbit

If you’re preparing for your first race, you probably already have a good sense of what you need to do to get to the finish line. You’ve likely invested in a good pair of shoes, and you’re probably tracking your progress with some of the great technology available today, like Fitbit Charge or Surge. But you may not be mixing up your...

Catch Better Zzz’s by Trying Yoga Before Bed

Yoga moves to try before bed

There are plenty of ways to wind down after a long day—reading a good book, watching TV, having a glass of wine, the list goes on. But it turns out light activity does more to help you relax before bed than being sedentary does. In fact, research shows performing gentle movements, like yoga, in the evening can even improve the quality of your...