The 12 Gifts of Fitness, 2015 Edition: Day 6 – RESILIENCE

The 12 Gifts of Fitness Day 1: ENERGY Day 2: PATIENCE Day 3: GETTING REAL Day 4: KEEPING PROMISES Day 5: RIGHTING THE SHIP, QUICKLY Day 6: RESILIENCE [originally published March 9, 2015] “If you have one bad mile, don’t worry. Just run as comfortably as you can through it. The next mile might feel…

Back in the Saddle: The Fitness Reset Button

Here’s the 14-weeks-postpartum fitness report from Every48 Central: WOW. After the most insane and incredible life change I could ever imagine, and after twenty of the 42 pounds I gained during the pregnancy decided they wanted to, ahem, hang around (in some places, literally) longer than they were welcome, I’m more convinced than ever of…

Tuesday Workout of the Week: Doc says “Run.” Patient listens.

Thank heaven for physical therapists. It’s their job to stop us from getting ourselves more injured than we already are when we’ve gone and done something silly, such as taking a massive fall and straining just about every muscle in our shoulder as a result. (Also, getting awesome bruises all up and down our shins….

Science Wednesday: The solution to constant stress? Take a guess.

No joke: Chronic stress is a killer. And, no joke: exercise and eating well are hugely helpful in combating the effects of chronic stress. I’m thinking about stress right now because I’m developing training tools and keynote talks on this subject for 2015, and I’m aware just by reading the news every day as I…

Fitness Meme of the Week: Hippocrates was right.

Ever notice how the more things change, the more they stay the same? Or, in other words, how much we figured out about the benefits of solid nutrition and regular exercise…centuries ago? Hippocrates predates us by a couple of millennia (to be more or less exact, as much as one can be about these things,…

Tuesday Workout of the Week: How to Get Started with a Fitness Program

How do you get started with a fitness program? Especially if you’re coming at it after a long layoff (think injury, formerly sedentary lifestyle, post-pregnancy)? One of my nearest and dearest buds let me have the straight scoop last week: Every48 can sometimes seem a tad, shall we say, intimidating. Something about those marathons, perhaps….

Throwback Week: The Fitness Meme of 2014 (so far).

First published on April 11, 2014. This one says it all. That’s the story, right there. We’re not looking for high-fives or admiration or glowing reviews from our friends when we step out on the town in a great outfit. We know that. When we lace up our running shoes…or pack our spinning outfit in a…