Featured on Wall Street Journal: Five Exercises to Boost Speed and Agility

You don’t have to play lacrosse to learn from it. I recently collaborated with Jen Murphy of the Wall Street Journal on an article about how to increase your speed and agility, using lacrosse workouts. Every sport has specific benefits that can help increase your fitness in different ways. My personal favorite sport is lacrosse,Continue reading “Featured on Wall Street Journal: Five Exercises to Boost Speed and Agility”

Four Mental Health Benefits of Exercise

Do you need another reason to get some exercise? I’ve got your back. Anyone who knows me will tell you that I am a huge proponent of regular exercise and healthy habits. As an athlete I was taught this lesson at an early age, and over the years I have used exercise as a copingContinue reading “Four Mental Health Benefits of Exercise”

Five Exercises You Should Stop Doing Today

Some exercises seem healthy, but can actually lead to injury. I remember when I was young, doing the presidential fitness test in school, and excelling at the generic exercises that we were told would determine whether or not we were in good health. Now as an adult, I know some of those exercises aren’t reallyContinue reading “Five Exercises You Should Stop Doing Today”

Three Reasons to Find an Outdoor Workout Buddy

It’s a new year, time to work out! Thus far, this winter has been relatively mild. The political stress of the administration change has died down, and the Covid-19 pandemic is slowly, but surely, becoming more manageable. Summer is a far-off glint in our eyes, but we all know it is coming, and that itContinue reading “Three Reasons to Find an Outdoor Workout Buddy”

Five Important Considerations for Winter Workouts

Winter fitness comes with its own set of rules. Working out during the Covid-19 pandemic has been a challenge for everyone. During the summer however, it was easy to go outside and get exercise. During the winter, the most difficult exercise we want to do is raising a mug of cocoa to our lips, whileContinue reading “Five Important Considerations for Winter Workouts”

Five Mental Health Benefits of Running

Exercise is heavily tethered to mental health. Have you ever noticed that when you stick to a regular exercise regimen, your mental health improves? Taking care of the body and the mind go hand in hand. Your overall health is comprised of both physical and mental health, and you need both to be truly healthy.Continue reading “Five Mental Health Benefits of Running”

Summer is Over. How to Maintain Your Fitness This Winter

Your fitness must be maintained, regardless of the season. Summer has unfortunately come to a close. That doesn’t mean we can forget about our fitness however! The lockdown has undoubtedly caused us to adopt a more sedentary lifestyle, so chances are we may not have really reached our fitness goals this summer. Things are openingContinue reading “Summer is Over. How to Maintain Your Fitness This Winter”

How to Maintain a Well-Rounded Routine During Lockdown

One of the components of mental health is a well-rounded routine. I’ll just say it. It was hard enough to maintain a well-rounded routine before quarantine. With everything locked down, we lost access to a lot of the institutions and places that made our lives bearable, like gyms, craft stores, restaurants, and support systems. InContinue reading “How to Maintain a Well-Rounded Routine During Lockdown”

Five Ways to Motivate Your Friend to Hit the Gym

Getting yourself to the gym is one thing, motivating a friend is quite another. We all that one friend who we know would benefit greatly from going to the gym, if we could just convince them of it. Maybe this friend is going through a breakup and super depressed, or dealing with health issues thatContinue reading “Five Ways to Motivate Your Friend to Hit the Gym”

How to Sneak in Exercise During the Holidays

The holiday season may be where exercise and fitness go to die, but it doesn’t have to be! I come from a large family, and as such, I understand that the holiday season is pretty much a black hole in terms of fitness and healthy eating. Not only do we have to contend with familyContinue reading “How to Sneak in Exercise During the Holidays”