Sexercise

While you may have heard that regular exercise helps reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and other chronic diseases, it can also help in the bedroom. According to new research, exercise can help both men and women improve their sex life. Exercise is being found to be a natural…

Tapering off sugar

After seeing a sugar free trend on Facebook, I decided to do some research into the idea of not consuming sugar. What I found was concerning. Not only does sugar lead to heart disease and diabetes, it's also considered a powerful drug. People get addicted to sugar similar to or even worse…

Global Running Day

Tomorrow is Global Running Day. This holiday started out as a national US holiday in 2009 but went global in 2016. The idea behind it is to show that fitness is fun. There's also a Million Kid Run which is about inspiring kids to embrace running as a way to get…

Lion order

To be fierce like a lioness, one has to learn how to hunt and fight for their life. Even when all seems lost, one must not lose hope for there is always a tomorrow. Every day is a gift, treat it that way and use it to become stronger and…

Inner strength

Living life isn't just about surviving, it's so much more than that. How you see yourself affects not only your mindset but also how you live your life. And life is too short to not live it to the fullest. Many people rely on other people's opinions and feedback to determine…

Eat your veggies

It's been a vegetable-themed week. The importance of vegetables is often overlooked, though. A lot of people think they are healthy if they eat a carrot once in awhile, but what they don't know is that they should be eating 2-3 cups of vegetables a day. This may seem like…

Breaking 2: Superhuman Speed

Last weekend Nike attempted to break 2 hours for the world record of fastest Marathon time. They took the world's fastest runners (Eliud Kipchoge, Zersenay Tadese, and Lelisa Desisa) and had them run at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza in Milan, Italy. Many years of planning went into this pursuit of breaking the 2014 world…

Running and strength training

As we begin May and as we are almost half way done with the Chicago Marathon base training, I want to take some time to share a few simple strength training exercises that are beneficial to runners in order to avoid injury and help run with better posture. A common…

Do or do not

There is no try... I spent this past weekend at Disney World where I ran the Star Wars Dark Side half marathon. And it was amazing! It was my second half marathon, but I've ran several races over the past 3-4 years. This one was definitely one of my favorite.…

Just you wait

Over the weekend, I saw Hamilton the musical. It went above and beyond my expectations, and I felt a strong connection to Hamilton throughout the musical and afterwards. I've since downloaded the music and have basically been listening to the amazing songs ever since. I know that there were quite…