Avery Reekstin writes an intermittent fitness column for our Health page citing her experiences from going to the gym for many years. Occasionally, a column about unhealthy food is sprinkled in.
I f you’re looking for the strangest cooking show that’s ever existed, check out “The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell” on Netflix.
Cardiovascular exercise (cardio) is any movement that increases heart rate and blood flow. Though many people think of running as the main form of cardio, there are many different options for someone like myself — who dislikes running — or maybe someone with knee problems or other injuries t…
Pilates is a form of exercise developed by Joseph Pilates which improves core strength, flexibility and balance. It promotes circulation, good posture and the reduction of back pain, while increasing overall muscular tone and strength, according to Robin Blais, owner and personal trainer of …
Yoga has been around for thousands of years and has become a very popular form of exercise throughout the world. And beyond the physical side, it’s been shown to have mental, emotional and spiritual benefits.
With summer just weeks away, you might be feeling the pressure — or inspiration — to amp up your workout routine. One effective way to do that is to add some high-intensity interval training (HIIT) exercises.
Sometimes you just can’t make it to the gym, you only have a short time between work and dinner, your kids are sick, or the car is in the shop. Life can certainly get in the way of our normally scheduled exercise, and we have to get creative to keep up with our goals.
In the gym, consistency isn’t necessarily your best friend. Routine, in many ways, can be an obstacle to gains. So don’t be afraid to switch things up; vary your patterns, your workouts, your miles.