Fitness

Our fitness articles overview some of the basics in exercise, including insights into cardio exercise and weight training. When it comes to cardio, one of our passions is running, as we have completed numerous races including half-marathons and marathons. Based on this experience and knowledge, we will be featuring many blogposts on running, racing, our running essentials, and tips that we have learned along the way. We are also very passionate about weight-training, as it is the key to increasing muscle mass and metabolism to aide in weight loss. Within our blogs, we will also provide suggested weight-training workouts which may help target or tone a specific area. Additionally, we will provide weight-training workouts for specific lifestyles, like working out on the go, using just your body weight. Finally, we feature articles on the latest trends in fitness like cycling, barre, boot camps or yoga. .

Fitness, Health, Nutrition

Our Top 5 Tips for a Healthy Morning Routine

Now that school is officially back on in the state of Virginia, I think many of us parents are ready to get back to our own routine. Let’s face it, we all function better on routines. From the time we are infants (yes, we followed the Baby Wise Method for sleep scheduling with both kids), […]

Fitness, Wellness

Top 5 Core Strength Exercises

For the last year, I have been frequenting physical therapy. Yup. Physical Therapy. What happened to me? I turned 40 years old last year, and everything seemed to be falling apart. It all started with intense numbness and pain in my hands when I ran – diagnosed as carpal tunnel syndrome. But I don’t sit […]

Fitness, Health

Get off the Treadmill – Build Muscle to Lose Weight

You hear it all the time, but how many of us truly listen?? You must build more muscle to lose weight. But cardio is easier, a quicker sense of accomplishment or if you’re like me, you prefer to clock minutes on the treadmill or bike to get the calorie burn so that you don’t feel […]

Fitness, Wellness

Cyclebar – Premium Indoor Cycling

Now that my foot is all better – I think I’m fully healed – I’m ready to get back to some serious exercise. On July 4, I celebrated my Independence Day with a 3 mile run. It wasn’t all running, but I did it. And it felt great. Now I’m hoping to hit the gym […]

Fitness, Health

How to stay fit and healthy on vacation

Ahhh. Vacation. My favorite time of the year. How many of you are gearing up for a big summer vacation soon? Our family just returned from the Outer Banks of North Carolina this past Saturday, and the week was spectacular. Only one half day of rain and temperatures in the upper 70s to lower 80s. […]

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Foods that do not cause acid reflux

Does your stomach hurt? Feeling bloated? Heartburn? Well, you are not alone. Approximately 7 million people in the US have some symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD or acid reflux), and approximately 20% of the population report these symptoms occurring weekly. GERD is a condition where the contents of the stomach are irritated and come […]

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Top 5 Benefits of Fiber

If we are talking about gut health, we can’t neglect talking about fiber. Do you get enough fiber? Probably not. Most Americans especially those consuming the standard American diet of processed foods or prepared foods only get a fraction of the recommended daily intake of fiber. According to the Institute of Medicine, the daily recommended […]

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Health Benefits of Water Running

  Whether you call it water running or aqua jogging, the premise is the same – get in the pool and run. Seems so simple, but let me just tell you, it’s not. Given my recent foot injury, I have been significantly sidelined from any weight-bearing cardio, including running, walking, elliptical, treadmill, the stairclimber, etc. […]

Fitness, Health

Coming back from injury

It’s been a little over 2 weeks since my tragic injury at Jumpology – yes, you heard that right. About 2 weeks ago, when attending a kid’s birthday party, I broke the 5th metatarsal on my right foot at a trampoline joint. The doctor called it a spiral fracture, a dancer’s fracture, and it was […]