Top 10 Tips for Triathletes

Terri Schneider, author of The Triathlon Training Handbook, provides these 10 tips for those doing triathlons.

1. Swim each session in organized, coached workouts.

Add the most value to your time in the pool by working with a coach on your stroke each time you hit the water. A group swim session will motivate you to get the most out of your swim time. And its fun! Continue reading

5 Tips to Make the Most of Your Treadmill Workouts

As tantalizing as all those fancy elliptical, stair climbing, rowing, and stationary biking machines are, the treadmill remains the best piece of exercise equipment in terms of efficiency. The treadmill, compared to other forms of indoor exercise equipment (stationary bike, rowing machine, etc.), is the most efficient form of aerobic exercise for burning calories. That is, at the same level of perceived exertion, you burn more calories per minute on a treadmill than on any other type of indoor exercise equipment.

Here are 5 tips to help you make the most from your treadmill workouts: Continue reading

Natural Baby and Childcare

For more than a decade, Natural Baby and Childcare remains the essential parents’ reference guide to the best conventional and natural health and wellness options for their child. Now it has been updated in a new edition with the latest information on such topics as homeopathic medicines, blood tests, vaccines, nutrition, neonatal screenings, natural baby care products, and more.

Natural Baby and Childcare combines the medical with the holistic, making it the book that’s perfect for all audiences. The newly revised and updated edition contains the latest available information on natural childcare techniques, including nutrition and behavioral studies to ensure parents have everything they need to raise their child in an all-natural, healthy way. Continue reading

Workout Secrets for Your Best Body Ever

Want the best results from your workouts? Follow these powerful suggestions from legendary fitness trainer Hollis Liebman, author of Complete Physique.

Have a plan. If you go into a store not knowing what you came for, you may leave with more than your budget allows. You want to increase your bench press. You want to decrease the circumference of your waist. These are definitive goals—and are keys to being programmed for success. Continue reading

The Parkinson's Survival Guide

What should you do when you’re diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease? Author and Parkinson’s patient Robert W. Smith has prepared an enlightening and engaging guide in his new book The Parkinson’s Playbook to help answer this question.

He has also prepared The Parkinson’s Survival Guide, 10 key actions to take following a diagnosis. Continue reading

It's Time to Tabata

Tabata lets individuals push their body to their physical limits—getting the results they want while avoiding stress-based injuries and unwanted setbacks. Requiring little to no equipment, Tabata is as affordable as it is effective. The Tabata Workout Handbook lets anyone tailor the intensity of the workouts to their starting ability. And since each movement only takes 4 minutes to complete, Tabata is perfect for any schedule!

The Tabata Workout Handbook compiles a collection of more than 100 Tabata workouts optimized for effective weight loss, increased cardiovascular health, and improved athletic ability. Utilizing principles of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), Tabata is the most efficient way to exercise in the world, requiring less time than any other method of fitness and is now widely acknowledged to be the single most advantageous form of exercise for any number of fitness goals. Continue reading

Gym Etiquette for Beginners

Let’s face it—the gym can be an intimidating place for the neophyte lifter. But it needn’t be. The gym is the great equalizer: whether you are a corporate CEO or entry level service worker, all of us are made equal in the gym. We can’t buy our physiques; we have to earn them.

Yet that first day can often be the start of a pattern and a lifetime of good. My first introduction to the gym came by way of nautilus (remember them?) machines. A maze of machines with predetermined pathways of motion and a pin to change resistance was my first foray into a world in which we have the power to change our bodies. I didn’t know where to begin, but I did know that the gym was an absolute good place. A place of improvement. A place to work on oneself. And I felt as a then-beginner than I had as much right to be there as anyone else. Continue reading

Exercises for Perfect Posture

Exercises for Perfect Posture is the complete guide to achieving healthy posture, providing everything from fitness programs and exercises designed to realign the spine and strengthen shoulders, neck and back as well as guidance on how to redesign one’s work space to be more ergonomic.

Good posture is foundational to good health. Poor posture can lead to shoulder discomfort, neck pain, and even chronic conditions such as carpel tunnel syndrome if left uncorrected. Yet the modern lifestyle and the modern workplace together make it very difficult to maintain healthy, natural posture throughout the day. Humans were not meant to spend all their time sitting down, and the “disease of inactivity” has reached near-epidemic proportions. Continue reading

8 Simple Steps to Feeling Great After the Holidays

The holidays are a time when a lot of us show our love through food. From grandma’s loaded mashed potatoes, to dad’s delicious desserts, these comfort foods evoke nostalgic feelings. Unfortunately, many of these traditional holiday favorites are packed with processed ingredients no one can pronounce and can do more harm than good.

Olivia Wagner MS, RDN, LDN partnered together with Simple Mills to provide 8 simple steps to feeling great after the holiday season… Continue reading