How Much Exercise Do We Really Need?

Is it just me, or does it feel like fitness influencers are a little excessive? I don’t mean the way they market themselves, or share on social media. (I follow quite a few of them for new ideas!) No, I mean the message they’re preaching, the workout plans they’re endorsing, and the recommendations they make … More How Much Exercise Do We Really Need?

10 Reasons to Exercise (Unrelated to Weight)

More energy: Exercise strengthens the heart muscle, which allows it to work more efficiently throughout the day. When our hearts pump blood efficiently, they conserve energy and are less likely to become fatigued, keeping our muscles and brains well-oxygenated throughout the day. When are hearts have more endurance, so do we! Less stress: Regular exercise … More 10 Reasons to Exercise (Unrelated to Weight)

What’s the Point of Exercise, Anyway?

I was listening to the radio the other day, and the hostess was discussing exercise. She shared news about the latest “ground breaking” science showing that exercise has the maximum calorie-burning benefit if it’s done first thing in the morning, before breakfast. Otherwise, fewer calories are burned, and you’re “not getting as much bang for … More What’s the Point of Exercise, Anyway?

Why I Don’t “Take a Break from Exercise” While on Vacation

When I had an unhealthy relationship with exercise, vacations went something like this: Feel out of my comfort zone. Worry about how much food I was eating. Panic that the foods weren’t my “normal” or “safe” foods. Try to make up for the splurges by over-exercising. Become exhausted. Feel anxious about the fact that other … More Why I Don’t “Take a Break from Exercise” While on Vacation

Better Exercise

Exercise is important for everyone. Exercise is still exercise, even if we aren’t professional athletes, training for a competition, following a formal regimen, or participating in a group activity such as a cycling class, pick-up basketball game, or yoga conference. Exercise can — and should — include walking, stretching, and focused breathing. Especially in today’s … More Better Exercise