A Quick & Easy Stretching Routine

A Quick & Easy Stretching Routine

I have to confess: Even though I’m well aware of its importance, I don’t stretch as often as I should. I’ve always been flexible, so not stretching every day didn’t seem to have much of an impact on me. But over the years, and ...
Keep Cramps out of Your Workout

Keep Cramps out of Your Workout

Powering through a tough workout, you’re nearing the end. And then it hits: a sharp, stabbing sensation in a muscle that halts you in your steps, maybe even causing you to double over in pain. Cramps are a nightmare””but they’re com ...
Got 20 Minutes? You Can Work Out!

Got 20 Minutes? You Can Work Out!

No time for a full workout at the gym? No worries. Try one of these quick 20-minute workouts at the gym or at home. You’ll feel great not skipping your daily exercise, even if what you do is only a fraction of your usual routine. ...
Hold on to Your Exercise “High”

Hold on to Your Exercise “High”

Everyone’s busy. Still, we make time for the gym before work in the morning, squeeze in a spin class on lunch break or go for a quick run before a dinner date””and it feels great. But having to get back to the grind quickly can rob us of ...
How Much Protein Do Active Women Need?

How Much Protein Do Active Women Need?

We all want to gain fat-burning, lean muscle, but in order to do so we have to feed our muscles protein. If you don’t get enough protein from the foods you eat, your body’s ability to make new protein slows down, and it may even break dow ...
Make the Most of Your Workouts with BCAAs

Make the Most of Your Workouts with BCAAs

Sports nutrition supplements can be intimidating. With their tough, often masculine-sounding names, many women wonder if they’re OK to take and if they offer any real benefits beyond hardcore, muscle-building goals.  One example might be amino ...