My name is LaDonna Willis. I turned 40 this year and am a wife, mother, and recently became a “Gramma” to the most beautiful grandson in the whole world! When I’m not working as a rural health clinic administrator, I enjoy family time, reading, wine, the outdoors, and working out. I’ve not always considered myself to be athletic; that mindset began the year I turned 35.
Hey Fit Radio! My name is Pam. I’m a 50-year-old mom, fitness enthusiast and lifelong runner. My dad first took me out running when I was 11. I ran 2 miles without stopping and thought it was the greatest thing ever. Since then, I’ve run 15 marathons, 8 half marathons and a handful of other races. Read more to learn about me and my fitness journey with Fit Radio! More
When winter hits and walking outside becomes too cold for comfort, it can be too easy to skip exercise and curl up on the couch to weather winter. Not so fast: With this easy (and free) mall exercise plan, you can continue to walk off weight all winter long. Even if you’re not a mall rat, you’ll find that if you time it right and do the proper moves, you can get fit in the same place you shop. Here’s how to make it fun and effective. More
Because you’re probably not stretching as much as you should.
“I dare them to find the iPod on me,” Richie Sais told the New York Times in 2007 when he was preparing to run the Marine Corps Marathon. USA Track & Field, the national governing body for distance racing, had just decided to ban athletes from using portable music players in order “to ensure safety and to prevent runners from having a competitive edge.” Rais resolved to hide his iPod shuffle under his shirt. Many fellow runners protested the new rule, which remains in effect today in an amended form: It now applies only to people vying for awards and money.
Can’t workout without listening to music? You’re not alone, and you’re probably healthier as a result. Read on for the benefits of workout music. More
Regular exercise has so many benefits. It can help ward off health problems like heart disease and high blood pressure, boost your mood and relieve stress, increase your energy, and even help you sleep better. What’s not to love?
Experts recommend adults get a minimum of 150 minutes a week (a little more than 20 minutes each day) of moderate-intensity aerobic activity and do strength-training that works the major muscle groups at least two days a week. But there are other ways to boost physical activity outside of your regular workouts and reap additional health benefits. Here are thirteen ways to sneak more exercise into your day.
Running on vacation should feel like a treat, not a chore. Stay fit while still having fun. More
March marks the end of winter (hurrah!) and the beginning of spring—even if it doesn’t quite feel it yet. (You know, that whole in like a lion, out like a lamb thing?) But when it comes to our food, it’s an interesting month: You’ll find the tail end of winter produce is still available during early March, then later in the month, early spring produce makes its debut. Soon, you’ll be planting your garden and humming around the local farmers’ markets that’ll begin to spring back up on every corner (pun intended!). Until then, add these 10 ready-right-now fruits and veggies to your grocery list. (And, stock on these 10 Winter Vegetables, Fruits, and More to Buy at the Farmers Market—while supplies last.)
Everyone knows it’s better to bend than to break. These eight yoga poses will enable athletes to recover and function at peak level.