The Ultimate Endurance-Boosting Treadmill Workout

The bad news: The group fitness instructor training that was supposed to take place this weekend was postponed due to an instructor injury. The good news: I guess I’ll have something to look forward to in early 2013! AND that gave me time to try out a new treadmill workout. Since I moved this summer, I’ve become somewhat of a running snob. Either that, or I had O.D.’d on the treadmill during my time in New York. I ...continue reading

60-Minute Double Pyramid Treadmill Workout

Sixty minutes is a long time to spend on the treadmill. But if you’re looking for a serious cardio session, I have the fix that will help make time fly! Try my double pyramid workout, named for the time segments and speed variations. You’ll start with a five-minute, slower interval, and work your way up to a one-minute, swift one. Then for a breather, you’ll jog back down the pyramid (stop here for a 30-minute workout) ...continue reading

Treadmill Interval Training Routine

This Saturday, I joined some co-workers to take part in the Fifth Avenue Mile event. It’s exactly what it sounds like—Fifth Avenue is shut down from the Upper East Side to Midtown for runners to make their way from about 80th to 60th Street. Considering I’m not a consistent jogger these days (I’m more often found in a spinning studio or my apartment trying a new workout DVD) I didn’t have huge expectations. I was ...continue reading

Your Healthful Hints (April 9)

It’s been far too long since I shared some breaking research-related tips, so today, I’ve brought along three simple pointers to make your life healthier in a hurry! Watch your salt intake when stressed. Higher concentrations of salt in the body lower stress hormones and raise levels of the “love hormone” oxytocin, says research in the Journal of Neuroscience. So we naturally seek out foods high in the seasoning to ease our anxiety. ...continue reading

Five Fun Facts from October Magazines

Phew! Just made it in time to still post these before the month is up :)  Here are the juiciest nuggets that you may have missed from this month’s health magazines! If you’ve attempted to change your diet but have had trouble sticking to your plan, it may be time to consider arranging your environment so that it’s easier to make more healthful choices. A few expert portion control tips from SELF magazine: 1. Divide ...continue reading

Magazine Bites

Since I have an unusual affinity for health magazines, I subscribe to nearly all of them. So here are the latest fitness, beauty and nutrition findings that especially caught my eye in July issues of my favorite publications! Cardio intervals not only jack up your calorie burn during the workout, but after, say FITNESS magazine experts noted in the July/August issue. So while you’re hitting the showers and traveling back home or to the ...continue reading