Mind over Matter

The mind is a powerful tool. We all know that we can talk ourselves in or out of pretty much anything. And that is usually a good thing! “I am not going to buy these really cool earrings because I am saving up for a new laptop.” You have created […]

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What’s the magic number?

Should I walk 6,000 steps a day? 7,500? 10,000? Yes, yes, and YES! In other words, there is no “magic number”. If you are hopping on the bike at the gym for a half hour or taking a Barre or yoga class, and also walking 6,000 steps in a day, […]

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Burn baby burn!

Calories that is. Did you know cold weather workouts burn 34% more calories, increase your endurance, strengthen your immune system, and sharpen your brain? Exposure to colder temperatures means your muscles need to work much harder to pump your blood, which requires more energy, which then burns significantly more calories. […]

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It’s cool in the pool…

After a recent Instagram post I wrote about running, I heard from several people who are injured or “rehabbing” and sidelined from running this summer. Do not despair! Pool running is an excellent non-impact workout, and is easily as challenging as running on pavement— you will not lose your cardiovascular […]

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I’d run a mile for you…

People often ask my advice about running—telling me they “used to love running”, but gave it up after suffering an injury, needing surgery or experiencing a lifestyle change (having a baby, etc) and would like to try again. While fast walking is excellent exercise, adding in some running is a […]

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Rethinking Your Winter Workouts…

While I am a big fan of spending some time outdoors EVERY DAY, exercising outside in the winter months can be tricky. We have all had our hands or feet get wet while skiing or sledding, which can lead to frostbite, or at least a very painful couple hours apres […]

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