5 Tips to Improve Your Focus During Workouts

5 Tips to Improve Your Focus During Workouts

Exercise can be fun, but unless you’re mountain climbing or white-water rafting, it isn’t always the most thrilling activity in your day. Minutes can feel like hours when you’re on the treadmill, and doing the same weight-training sets over and over ...
Why You Shouldn’t Skip the Cool Down

Why You Shouldn’t Skip the Cool Down

Typically, working out in the heat is fine. But things can quickly become not fine if you aren’t conscientious of cooling down. Just as you need to warm up for a few minutes before exercising, abruptly walking away when your time’s up – especially on ...
2 Refreshing Protein Smoothies for Summer

2 Refreshing Protein Smoothies for Summer

Summer is here, and you know what that means: fresh fruit is everywhere! Supermarkets, farmers’ markets, roadside stands—they’re all teeming with ripe berries, plump melons and fleshy stone fruits that bring a wealth of nutrition and flavor to your d ...
5 Multitasking Exercises to Maximize Workouts

5 Multitasking Exercises to Maximize Workouts

From a hectic work schedule to a calendar packed with kids’ activities, there are plenty of (good) reasons you may not have time to get to the gym every day. When you do manage to squeeze in a workout, you may hit other obstacles, like a big crowd ke ...
Top-Performing Foods for High-Temp Training

Top-Performing Foods for High-Temp Training

You’re warm, getting warmer. Now, you’re hot. You’re really hot! As the temp moves closer to scorching, you move closer to drowning in sweat. Ironically, this is the time of year you want to take your training outside. And while it’s a refreshing cha ...
How to Prevent & Care for Blisters (Ouch!)

How to Prevent & Care for Blisters (Ouch!)

New shoes? Sign me up. The blisters that come when you break them in? No thanks! These pesky little (or sometimes big) bumps that bubble up on your heels, ankles and sides of your feet are caused by outer layers of skin rubbing together, thanks to a ...
Train Your Gut to Handle GU (and Other Sports Fuel)

Train Your Gut to Handle GU (and Other Sports Fuel)

Besides injury, the one thing every athlete desperately tries to avoid is a tummy ache. Unfortunately, if you do end up “distressed” during a race, Mommy won’t be able to make it all better. Exercise-induced stomach woes are some of the most uncomfor ...