I put together the following guidelines to help you increase your running speed and cardiovascular endurance during the 12 weeks of the Challenge. Can’t run? No problem. The below guidelines can be applied to other cardiovascular exercises (like walking, rowing, elliptical, cross trainers, biking, etc.) Mileage modification might be needed depending on the activity.
In this guide:
The new year is finally here. It’s a new start, a clean slate and a fresh new page. So in celebration of this, I wanted to share with you a formula for setting fitness goals that would make them easier to reach.
I call it S.M.A.R.T. goal setting: S: specific, M: measurable, A: attainable, R: realistic, T: time-bound.
Let’s take a typical new-year resolution: “I want to lose weight and be healthy” and try to apply the S.M.A.R.T. approach to modify it.
This blog is for all the awesome members of the Employee Wellness Center, an Award-Winning Employee Wellness Program that I have been running at JFK Medical Center for the last 14 years!
Today, I am excited to announce the launch of a new workout planning tool: The Flash Routines Training Guides!
Let the count down begin! The holidays are fast approaching and with that comes all the goodness of the holidays; scrumptious food, parties, shopping, and happy get-togethers. Also with the season comes the possibility of adding on thousands of unnecessary calories, weight gain, and an increased waist line.
Can’t make it to the gym? Work schedule is extra busy this week? Kids soccer practice this afternoon? I am not sure what to do! I can’t afford a gym!
How to Make it Fun, Rewarding, and COOL!
So, it’s dipping in the 40s tonight, is that a reason to put outdoor exercising on freeze? Well, with the right preparation, the answer is: No. Here are few recommendations to consider for a fun and safe cold-weather workout:
Did you know that you can lose as much as 50% of the body heat through the head(1)? The biggest concern for exercising in the cold is hypothermia, or too much heat loss. So always dress properly. A good rule-of-thumb to remember is