How Important is it to Balance Strength Training and Cardio?

Life and fitness are all about balance. Most people that go to the gym fall into one of two categories. They either want to gain muscle, or lose weight. People who want to gain muscle tend to fear cardio because they don’t want to lose their gains. People who want to lose weight tend toContinue reading “How Important is it to Balance Strength Training and Cardio?”

How to Choose the Right Running Shoe

Not all running shoes are created equal. Have you ever gone into a Footlocker and wondered why there are so many options? One would think that a shoe is a shoe, so outside of stylistic preferences, there wouldn’t seem to be a real reason to have so many available options. In reality, there is aContinue reading “How to Choose the Right Running Shoe”

Five Best Sports for Hot Weather

Just because we are in the middle of a heat wave, doesn’t mean you can’t stay active. As a life-long athlete, there is no season where I don’t partake in at least some kind of sport. My favorite pastime is lacrosse, but that is not to say that I don’t engage in other sports whenContinue reading “Five Best Sports for Hot Weather”

Your Guide to Sustainable Eating

We can eat healthier foods and help save the planet at the same time. I don’t know about you, but every time I take the trash out I am reminded of just how much food we Americans waste, as well as how much trash we produce. If you really sit down and think about it,Continue reading “Your Guide to Sustainable Eating”

Featured on the Today Show: Spring Into Fitness Safely

Take your workout outside with these doctor-approved tips. Recently I had the honor of appearing on the Today Show to discuss doctor-approved fitness tips for Spring. “March and April mark the perfect time of year to exercise outdoors. Dr. Karen Sutton, an Attending Orthopedic Surgeon in sports medicine at the Hospital for Special Surgery, joinsContinue reading “Featured on the Today Show: Spring Into Fitness Safely”

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”

How to Trick Yourself Into Exercising

If exercise was easy, everyone would do it. Have you ever been lying in bed on a gym day, procrastinating, coming up with every reason in the book as to why you shouldn’t go to the gym? Every regular gym-goer has days like this. In fact, it’s surprising the amount of reasons our minds canContinue reading “How to Trick Yourself Into Exercising”

How to Snap Out of a Mild Funk

All depressions are not created equal. If you’re like me, the past few years have been a roller coaster of emotions. The world is going through a huge upheaval in terms of politics, the pandemic, and new technology like social media, finding new ways to play on our insecurities every day. Prioritizing your mental healthContinue reading “How to Snap Out of a Mild Funk”

7 Mental Health Hacks to Prepare for a Long Winter

Don’t let your mental health suffer this winter. This winter will be unlike any other. Not only are we going to have to contend with unpredictable weather conditions (seriously, I wouldn’t be surprised if there is a winter-cyclone-tornado-fire), but a pandemic is raging the globe. So on top of our scheduled seasonal depression, we willContinue reading “7 Mental Health Hacks to Prepare for a Long Winter”

Five Ways White Women Can Make a Difference

Now is the time for white women to take a stand. With everything going on in the world, a lot of white women are confused. I have talked to many of my friends about this, some of whom have been completely silent on the issue of race relations, even in the wake of the #BlackLivesMatterContinue reading “Five Ways White Women Can Make a Difference”