Category Archives: Exercise

Ideas for Keeping the Weight Off During the Holidays

Before beginning any exercise or dietary program, please talk to your health care professional. The holiday season is upon us and soon the pounds will be too. Holiday dinners and treats change the way we eat. The added tasks needed to get through this festive time of year, change our daily habits as well. Instead […]
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Great Treadmill Workouts for Weight Loss

Incorporating treadmill workouts into your weight loss program can be the workout that finally makes a difference. The physicians and staff at the Medical College of Wisconsin found in a study comparing different exercise machines that the treadmill is the best indoor exercise machine for burning calories and losing weight. The study couldn’t entirely explain […]
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Women Who Run | Cornstalks and Critters: Marathon Training in Kansas in July

“The sun flickered like a strobe light as it rose behind the cornstalks. I had no one to dance with, so I cranked my tunes and ran faster.” –  My Facebook Update, July 1, 2010 As week two of marathon training comes to a close, I’ve made a point to notice at least one thing […]
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Women Who Run | Part 2

Last week I told you how I became a runner. Six months into it, running was no longer solely about fitness and weight loss. Running had become something important I shared with friends. When I became injured, I felt like a big part of my world was taken from me.
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Is Barefoot Running For Everyone?

One of the hot topics with runners, podiatrists, and sports physical therapists now is the trend of barefoot running. With more shoemakers jumping on the minimalist bandwagon after seeing the success of others, the question that needs to be posed is whether or not barefoot running is appropriate for everyone?
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Women Who Run

There are a lot of women running groups out there that have prompted us to start an going post called  – “Women Who Run.”  We are calling out to all women to share their stories of their team, their best running friends and family to relate and reflect with us to continue on with this […]
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Weightloss Wednesdays: Week 5

I am 28 days in and I lost 1 lb. That is a total of 5 lbs loss. As you can see I have been working out a lot so I have a feeling that I am gaining muscle because I feel as if that number should be higher. I am getting my body fat […]
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Glute Strengthening and ITB Syndrome

Many distance runners at all level are familiar with Iliotibial Band (or ITB) Syndrome.  Whether they’ve suffered from it themselves or they know someone who has, the soreness along the sides of the thighs and the sharp knee pain is something they would rather soon forget.  What many people may not know is how having […]
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Weight Loss Wednesdays: Week 2

I am 14 days in and I have lost another 2 lbs, totaling 4 lbs.  I was able to run on the AlterG as much as I hoped for which was 3x week.  I had a 5K last Saturday so Dr Riggs advised me to run faster and not as long so I could achieve […]
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What Is On Your iPod?

Which tunes rev up your workout?
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