Throwback Thursday: That awesome exercise-weight connection.

Here’s one of the most popular recent posts at Every48 for this Throwback Thursday: a riff on the real connection between exercise and weight loss. The big takeaway: both exercise and nutrition matter when it comes to improving our health – and they feed off each other, literally. The Exercise/Food/Weight Loss Connection: It’s bigger than…

Science Wednesday: Empower yourself.

You may have noticed by now that I am a Science Type. (I tried writing Science Girl, Science Chick, and Science Nerd there, but none of those monikers felt right. I’m a woman, not a girl; I don’t think women and birds have a ton in common; and “nerd” just reminds me of, oh, I…

Science Wednesday: This is your brain on exercise.

It’s Science Wednesday at Every48 – my once-a-week opportunity to share with you study findings, thoughts from big thinkers, or other literature in the big wide world of exercise and health science to learn more about what actually happens to our bodies when we live an active life. Today’s installment comes from the world of…

The Three Pillars of Fitness: Cardiovascular Training

Today is a travel day so this will be a quick blog post.  It’s my last day in Atlanta for the ACSM Health & Fitness Summit. Lucky for me, I started my day with a group cardiovascular exercise session. A three-mile fun run in Grant Park, to be exact. Which brings me to the topic of…

Exercise keeps your heart beating happily

I can’t help myself. It’s Valentine’s Day and Meme Day Friday besides. (Thank you, Dwight Schrute, for your contribution to today’s Every48 post.) It’s time for a post on the science of what regular, vigorous exercise does for your heart. 1. It increases your aerobic threshold, so that you can run faster for a longer…

Presenting…The triumphant capillary story!

It was a dark and stormy night. Well, no, it wasn’t, really. It was more of a cloudy and ever-so-slightly drizzly March morning on Mercer Island, which is just a mile due east of Seattle, sitting in the middle of Lake Washington. Lovely, spendy – and hilly. Really hilly. It was March 2011. I had…

Build Thee a Capillary!

Here’s some news you can use: exercise doesn’t just keep your weight down or make you look trim or give you sleek muscles. It upgrades your body from the inside out. Every minute of exercise you give your body starts a serious conversation between your muscles, heart, skeletal system and all of the internal systems…

When stuff is hard, exercise helps. Always.

The workflow at Every48 so far has gone something like this: I wake up, I have a theme in mind for a post, I write for a half hour or so, and I schedule the post to publish at 10 a.m. U.S. Pacific time every weekday. That doesn’t leave a ton of time for major-league…