Fitness

Swimming: Your New Favorite Workout!

When it comes to a low impact, highly impactful workout, look no farther than the pool in your backyard or your community. That’s right, swimming is back in style and full of so many benefits, you may never venture to… read more

Ask the Pilates Instructor

I started in this industry at the age of 18 on an island in south Florida. At the time, I was a live-in nanny and knew I had to find a job fast. I was extremely lucky to have exceptional… read more

Ted Talks: Take the Plunge

When one of my good friends recently called me, he opened with this: “I think I got it.” For years, we’ve talked about signing up for some kind of physical challenge, but we just never found the right one. We… read more

Ted Talks: Hobby Shopping

Typically, I like to make decisions thoughtfully and quickly. I don’t hesitate over simple choices (tonight it shall be merlot!), I try to use a mix of logic and emotion to come to conclusions, and I don’t like to linger… read more

Simple Hotel Workouts for Everyone

It’s time to pack those travel bags, get on the road and enjoy a vacation! But before you completely ditch your strength and endurance gains, make a promise to yourself to sneak in a workout or two on your travels.… read more

Living With Shin Splints

Shin splints are a relatively common injury that can cause considerable pain. Who gets them, how do you prevent them, and how do you treat them? “Shin splints are the common term for two separate overuse conditions of the lower leg:… read more

Ted Talks: Is it time to ditch the workout tips?

In my role as a health writer, I’ve read, researched, and/or written hundreds—maybe thousands—of wellness tips. Do this. Do that. Don’t do this. Don’t, for the love of guacamole, ever eat 11 mashed avocados in 43 seconds! Tricks. Strategies. Actions.… read more

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