Friday, March 28, 2014

Workout Of The Day

Here's a "workout of the day" for you.
Direct from the "Fit Mom's Blog", this routine will get you going with a good workout.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Learn More About Low Heart Rate Method

Are you familiar with the "low heart rate" method of training?

I was unfamiliar with this concept until I began reading about it via a post on the Run To The Finish blog.  The approach was popularized by endurance training expert Phil Maffetone and allows you to substantially increase mileage.
Check out this post to learn more about this approach to training.  It includes links to resources that will share more details about the low heart rate method of training.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Improve Yourself, Improve Others

There are some really great programs out there that help you not only help yourself with programs to train for endurance events, but help you help others.

Training for a marathon, half marathon, triathlon helps you improve your fitness.  But certain charitable groups exist that help you gear your training program toward raising money for a favorite charity at the same time.
Team Challenge is one of these program.  The Carrots "N' Cake blog recently posted about how to utilize this program to help you train for an event.  Team Challenge's website is

Team In Training is another popular program that helps you achieve similar goals.  Check out their website at

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Breakfast Like A King

Healthy eating habits.
We have all heard it in the past . . . breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  If you eat a breakfast like a king, a lunch like prince and dinner like a pauper, you'll be headed toward healthier eating.

Read Lisa Lavia Ryan's report in the Des Moines Register about this approach to eating.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Motivation - Sign Up For A Race

So you know you have had a goal of signing up for a race for quite some time.  Make today THAT day!
There are dozens of 5K, 10K and other types of races.  Check out Christine Luff's post on and you will hopefully find the motivation to sign up for a race.

This post features training plans for a variety races.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Try New Shoelacing Technique

Could a new lacing technique make your running shoes more comfortable?
The lifehacker blog believes so.  Check this this post to learn a new technique that might make your running shoes a more comfortable and supportive "ride".

Monday, March 10, 2014

Why Companies Hire Athletes

There are many benefits to living a healthy, athletic lifestyle. 

Not only is it beneficial your overall health and well-being, entrepreneur David K. Williams shares why it is helpful to your professional well-being.
In his article, "Why I Hire Athletes" for Forbes magazine, Williams shows the benefit of hiring athletes to join his professional team.  Athletes are goal-driven, disciplined and predisposed to participating successfully as part of a team . . . to name a few traits he discusses.

Read how your athleticism should translate into professionalism success.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

How Children Interpret Our Comments

You probably don't think much about how your children might interpret your random comments about your health, such as "I feel fat" or "I'm feeling out of shape".
Be careful in how you make these types of statements as your children are listening. If you make statements like this, think about how it might make your children feel.

A recent Run To The Finish blogpost had some great perspective on this issue.  Take a look and see how you can leave a positive impression about your health with your kids.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Healthy Eating

The Carrots N Cake blog always has some great content including healthy eating recipes.
In this post, some of the author's favorite healthy recipes are collected here.  There are a LOT of ideas here for healthy breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacking.  Happy eating!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

New Health Care Approach

I have certainly had my doubts as to whether the new health care program will be everything it is meant to be, but a recent article I read made me think there is hope.

The Des Moines Register has been regularly reporting on a variety of aspects of the new plan.  One of their recent articles highlighted the story of a person that makes a point I've been arguing in this debate - if people take better care of themselves, doesn't go a long way toward helping to address many of the problems we currently have in our health care system?
Christina Fisher used to weigh 400 pounds, but she's more than 200 pounds by actively participating in fitness activities.  Using a health coach, she has become remarkably healthier.

I am hopeful the dialogue we're having in our country about health care alerts people to the personal choice they can make to improve their health on their own.