October Lower Body Routine

Lower Body Routine Estimated time: 35-45 minutes Running Equipment: Shoes and a safe, preferably paved surface to run on Running is a great exercise that increases stamina and promotes heart health. I personally recommend running a distance within the range of 1.5-3 miles. Of course, if comfortable or desired, you can always run more. If…

6 Fun Summer Activities to Stay Fit

The gym is great, but I’ve personally always loved experience-based exercise more. I just feel much more engaged. With summer coming, it’s time to take advantage of the good weather and stay fit while having fun! Here are 6 fun summer activities to stay fit: Go Swimming!  Race your friends in the pool. Swimming is a…

March Lower Body Fitness Routine

Estimated time: 30-45 minutes Equipment: Just yourself!   For the first exercise, run a mile. Do not run as fast as you can. However, make sure that the mile you run is a quick mile that leaves you out of breath. Jumping Squats After running the mile, do 2 sets of jumping squats. For each…

“I Feel Dirty if I Don’t Eat Healthy”

“When I hear the word ‘healthy’, I think of salads. When I go to J2*, I usually eat a premade salad. (It’s hard to spread the dressing evenly if I make my own.) Healthy just tastes good to me. I feel dirty if I don’t eat healthy.” “What about physically healthy?” “My friends and I…

5 Diagrams to Help You Become a Healthy Eater

Control your portions with your hand!  2. What does one Serving actually look like?  3. Love soup? So do we! It’s a great way to get all of your favorite veggies in!  4. We love our tea in all colors; tea-hee-hee  Benefits of tea:  contains antioxidants less caffeine than coffee reduce your risk of heart…

“ANYONE Can Run a Half Marathon”

  “Being healthy to me is having a balance between a good diet and being active. There’s a quote I heard a while ago that embodies this pretty well: ‘Eat to live, don’t live to eat.’ In other words, don’t fill up your stomach with candy. I love snacking on Boom Chicka Pop’s popcorn –…

The Battle of Cardio vs Resistance Training

There is an ongoing battle between those for cardio and those for weight & resistance training when it comes to healthy weight loss. Of course, both are important. Although cardio is still needed to maintain endurance and a healthy cardiovascular system, I personally side more with weight and resistance training for a couple of reasons: 1) Weight training…

3 Ways to be a Better Runner

We all think we know how to run. It’s something that we’ve tried to do since we learned how to walk. Running is a great form of exercise that boosts your immune system and keeps your heart healthy. However, many of us run “incorrectly”. Here are 3 ways so that you can become a better runner….

February Lower Body Routine

Expected time: 15 minutes + Running time Running Equipment: Shoes and a safe, preferably paved surface to run on Running is a great exercise that increases stamina and promotes heart health. I personally recommend running a distance within the range of 1.5-3 miles. Of course, if comfortable or desired, you can always run more. If…