All posts tagged exercise

Can you be fat but fit?

Finally! Research is showing that you can't judge a person's fitness by looks alone. Here, the surprising new thinking on size and exercise.

The 45-Minute Indoor Cycling Workout

Indoor cycling can burn more than 500 calories in less than an hour. You can get even more out of your workout  with these smart tips.

Is group exercise better than working out solo?

New research suggests that group exercise unleashes a flood of chemicals in the brain, triggering the same responses that have made collective activities from dancing and laughter to religion itself such enduring aspects of human culture. For some (but not all) people, finding workout buddies could help turn fitness into a pleasant addiction.

Exercise of the Week: Squat, Curl and Press

The squat, curl and press is a great way to work both the upper and lower body at the same time. Yes, it's a hard one to be sure, but it's perfect for working the legs, core, arms and shoulders in one killer exercise. As a bonus, it elevates the heart rate, giving you some cardio with your strength training. The key to keeping this move safe and effective is to keep the abs engaged and use your legs to push yourself up rather than your back. 

Shake Up Your Summer Routine: The Trampoline Workout

Did you know that trampolining is a recently added sport to the Olympic roster? It sprung (pun intended) on to the scene during the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, featuring displays of acrobatic stunts with athletes jumping as high at 32 feet in the air. Read on to find out more.

Slow, Short, and Sweet Interval Workout

With much of the country experiencing seasonably high temps and humidity levels, taking a run outside can be unbearably hot. To prevent overheating when out for a seummer run, slow down your normal pace and shorten the duration of your workout. Read on to find out more on this topic.

Live your passion

February 19 is the day I was born. Growing up, that day was not just cause for celebration, but the day when I could live out my heart’s content. It would often start with breakfast in bed on the plate that came out only once a year, and read “Today is your special day!” It was a day when it was ok to lounge in pajamas all day, forget to make my bed, or eat a Vermonster ice cream sundae at Ben & Jerry’s. Read on to find out more about living your passion on

Barefoot Running, From Brooklyn to Berkeley

“Just as long as you keep your shoes on!” I heard that a lot growing up in Brooklyn, on the corner of Flatbush and Sterling, where buses, delivery trucks, and dollar vans filled the streets, and broken glass made a delightful crackling sound underfoot.

Shoes? Check! (Pink Chucks, to be exact.)

Barefoot in Brooklyn was not an option.

Read on to find out more about Barefoot Running.

How Do I Know If I’m Dehydrated?

“Dry mouth, headache, and dizziness may occur.” Sounds like the fine print warnings on a medication bottle, right? But these symptoms can also indicate dehydration. Yikes! Dehydration occurs when the body loses too much fluid and can’t adequately replace it. This can happen for a number of reasons, but it’s most commonly due to fever (more water evaporates when body temperature goes up), diarrhea, vomiting, or long periods of exercise with excessive sweating (especially in hot or humid climates). Read on to find out more on this topic.

Apparel Review: Moving (in) Comfort This Summer

Now that’s it’s summer, we can’t get enough shorts, tanks and Ts. And a sports bra that claims to be the best of the best? Well, we just had to put it to the test. Hey, that rhymed! Read on for our thoughts on a few pieces from Moving Comfort’s spring/summer line.