by Dana Angelo White in Fitness, Food and Nutrition Experts, June 22, 2016
by Sally Wadyka in Fitness, May 17, 2016
Are water sports your activities of choice during the summer months? Along with kayaking trips and stand-up paddleboarding at the beach come trips to the snack bar, clam shacks and barbecues. Find out just how much water play it can take to work off those summer favorites so you can adjust your diet accordingly.
Mains & Sides:
Lobster Roll = 600 Calories
Hold your breath; that butter- or mayo-drenched lobster sammie will require two hours of snorkeling to work off.
Fried Clams = 400 calories
A small order of this fried fave will mean one hour of water skiing for you to break even. Read more
by Dana Angelo White in Fitness, May 15, 2016
Wearable fitness trackers — including Fitbit and Jawbone devices — are wildly popular ways to keep a tally of all the daily activities you do. They count steps and calories, measure heart rate and, in some cases, monitor things like how much and how well you sleep. But before you live and die by those numbers on your device, you might want to consider something: How accurate is all that information anyway? Read more
by Sally Wadyka in Fitness, Healthy Tips, April 30, 2016
Everyone wants to get in beach body shape for summer, but how about making changes to get fit and stay fit throughout the year? These six tips will help set you up for long-term success.
Know your limits, and be practical about how much you can and should exercise. It’s better to start conservatively and progress to more strenuous workouts than to start by overdoing it and risk getting burnt out or injured. If you currently exercise one or two days a week, bump it up to three. Eventually work up to five or six, and always include a day to rest. Read more
by Dana Angelo White in Fitness, April 16, 2016
Long gone are the days when a hotel gym meant a small, smelly room tucked away in the basement that housed nothing more than a couple of treadmills and a few sad sets of hand weights. Hotels are increasingly going out of their way to provide guests with ingenious ways to work up a sweat. And their efforts are not going unnoticed. According to a recent survey by the research firm MMGY Global, 45 percent of 18-to-35-year-olds, and 38 percent of 36-to-49-year-olds, say that a hotel’s wellness offerings influence where they decide to stay.
by Sally Wadyka in Fitness, April 16, 2015
Looking to heat up your exercise routine? Try one of these hot workouts on for size.
by Dana Angelo White in Fitness, February 19, 2015
Like a car, your body needs fuel — the right kind in the right amount — in order to work properly. “You can’t put 10 miles worth of gas in your car and expect to drive for 30 miles without breaking down,” reasons Alissa Rumsey, a registered dietitian, nutritionist, and certified strength and conditioning coach in New York City. “The same goes for your muscles.”
For that reason, Rumsey recommends not working out on a completely empty stomach. She suggests timing your exercise for three to four hours after a meal or within an hour of a small snack that provides some carbohydrate and protein (like half a banana with a teaspoon of peanut butter). And skip anything that’s too high in fat or fiber — both digest slowly, which can interfere with your workout. Read more
by Dana Angelo White in Fitness, October 28, 2014
Are snow and ice disrupting your workout routine? Skiing and snowshoeing are great outside activities, but if winter outdoor exercise isn’t for you, try some of these indoor exercise ideas on for size.
by Jason Machowsky in Fitness, July 7, 2014
It’s a great time of year for runners! The New York City Marathon is just around the corner and proper nutrition and hydration can make or break your success in this 26.2 mile endeavor. Here are some tips and techniques to help fuel performance.
by Dana Angelo White in Fitness, October 21, 2013
Whether you’re a weekend warrior or a dedicated athlete, sometimes you need a sports drink for longer bouts of physical activity — generally exercise sessions lasting longer than 60 minutes. While there are many products on the market that can take care of this need, you may prefer to make your own so you can create your own flavors and control which ingredients are used.
Trying to get more activity but not sure where food comes in? Figure out the best way to fuel your exercise sessions by busting these five common myths.