Sunday, March 1, 2015

30-Minute Or Less Workouts

Looking for a decent workout in 30 minutes or less?

Whether it's the holidays at the end of the year (to which this article refers) or you're just caught up in a busy time of here, there are 30-minute run, swim and bike workouts that will work for you. 
Check out this post from www.active.com that offers you effective 30-minute or less workouts that will help keep you fit . . . and meet your schedule demands.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Maximalist Shoes

I recently became one of the proud owners of a new pair of "maximalist" running shoes.

Maximalist shoes, as they are referred to in this post from www.active.com, illustrate the move from some of the shoes that have popular with fans of barefoot or more natural running.
This is a very personal decision.  I find added support helps keep me away from injuries.  Check out this post for some additional perspective on this issue.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Chex Mix Gluten Free

Being inside more often, we're always looking for more snacks.  How about this gluten-free Chex Mix from the Iowa Girl Eats blog.
I will be taking a break from blogging for most of the rest of the month. See you back soon!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Winter Runs

Not all of us enjoy winter running.

However, there are conditions when running outside in the colder weather sure beats running on an indoor track or treadmill.  Running outdoors in the right conditions can actually be scenic and I find it to be relaxing at times.
Read Jess Runs blog for more perspective on winter running. The key to winter running is to "layer up" for the right temperatures and take care to avoid icy or slippery conditions. 

Friday, January 30, 2015

Plank Goodness

Here are some great exercises . . . via the "plank" position.
Doing exercises from the plank position offers a variety of different strengthening options.  It also works out a variety of different muscles.  Check out this article from the Des Moines Register about how you can use plank exercises to become stronger.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Holiday Eating Strategies Apply Any Time

As I read through this article about holiday eating, it really applies to any time.
Using these holiday eating strategies make sense for weight control no matter what time of year.  Avoiding meals, small portions and avoiding too much alcohol make sense any time of the year if you're looking to control growth around your waistline.

Check out this article from the Des Moines Register that will help you control your food intake via a common-sense approach.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Workout For Better Posture

We can all benefit from better posture.  It helps alleviate injuries after all.
Check out this workout from www.Sparkpeople.com that will help you work toward better posture.  This workout is only 12-minutes.