Exercise

What Time of Day is Best for Exercise?

What Time of Day is Best for Exercise?

A friend recently posted a question on Facebook: What time of day do you like to work out? Answers varied, but most chose morning as their favorite time to exercise. For many people, getting to the gym bright and early is an ideal start to the day. B ...
Why Gloves Are a Girl’s Best Friend

Why Gloves Are a Girl’s Best Friend

It doesn’t matter if you’re bench-pressing 240 lbs. or curling a couple five-pounders. The gym is full of metal, and your hands are all over it. Though men might think it’s an amateur move, wearing gloves in the weight room is not o ...
Lactic Acid is Not Why You’re Sore

Lactic Acid is Not Why You’re Sore

Leg day? Yeah, you’re going to feel it but not for the reason you might think. It’s an old misconception that lactic acid buildup is the cause of post-exercise muscle soreness. It’s not. But it is the reason you feel a burning sensa ...
What’s With Gallon Jugs in the Weight Room?

What’s With Gallon Jugs in the Weight Room?

At the gym you’ve probably seen the big, beefy guys and fully defined ladies lugging around jugs of water. You know the kind you usually only buy when you’re stocking up for a natural disaster? Well, it may look a little ridiculous, but t ...
Are Hidden Gym Germs Making You Sick?

Are Hidden Gym Germs Making You Sick?

As most people head into the gym, their minds are focused on the day’s workout””not on MRSA, norovirus, influenza and other scary germs that may be floating around or lurking on the equipment. While disinfectant sprays and hand sanitizers ...
6 Post-Workout Recovery Tips for Women

6 Post-Workout Recovery Tips for Women

What exactly does it mean to recover after a workout?   Whether you’re strength training, running, spinning or dancing, your body needs time to repair and re-energize after exercise. During strenuous physical activity, muscle tissue breaks down ...
8 Yoga Tips for Beginners

8 Yoga Tips for Beginners

By no means am I a yogi, but I do enjoy the practice, relaxation and exercise that comes along with it. It’s the perfect trifecta for your mind, body and spirit. If you are thinking about trying yoga for the first time, here are eight easy tips ...