Five Surprising Triggers for Depression

Knowing what triggers your depression can help you manage your mental health. Depression is a common illness, affecting 280 million people worldwide. When you think of depression, you may think of people shuttered away in their bedrooms with the curtains drawn, unable to get out of bed. While this is one form of depression, thereContinue reading “Five Surprising Triggers for Depression”

The Eight Most Popular Sports for Women and Girls

If you’re thinking of taking up a sport, or enrolling your daughter in one, here are some great options. As a lifelong athlete and mother, I am a huge proponent of introducing young girls to sports at an early age. Nothing fosters a healthy relationship with competition, and a strong sense of teamwork and camaraderieContinue reading “The Eight Most Popular Sports for Women and Girls”

5 Reasons to Turn Exercise Into a Regular Habit

Exercising regularly has proven long term health benefits. Everybody knows that exercising is good for you. Working out, or even just being physically active can help reduce stress and anxiety, alleviate depression, and release endorphins which elevate your mood in general. Physical benefits include weight loss, stronger muscles and bones, and an overall increase inContinue reading “5 Reasons to Turn Exercise Into a Regular Habit”

Does it Matter What Time of Day You Work Out?

The time of day you work out matters more than you think. It is widely accepted knowledge that people who work out get better sleep. The stress-relieving benefits alone are enough to help you get a better night’s rest, to say nothing of your overall health. That being said, working out right before bed isn’tContinue reading “Does it Matter What Time of Day You Work Out?”

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”