Today’s Tip: Surprising Best Choices for Post-Workout Food

So, a professional female hockey player friend of mine, from Australia, told me that the best post-workout food for athletes and non-bodybuilders is NOT whey protein (which many studies are showing can actually cause or at least increase the likelihood of developing osteoporosis!), but skim milk, almonds and raisins.  Simple, and even fairly cheap.  So…when… Continue reading Today’s Tip: Surprising Best Choices for Post-Workout Food

Cooking Burns HOW Many Calories?

Spent 3+ hours doing food prep yesterday for the birthday party of an 80-year-old man from my church.  And when I entered my activity into my counter, it told me that “Cooking or Food Preparation – Standing or Sitting or In General, Manual Appliance” burned 635 calories!  Can they be serious?  If so…I think I’m… Continue reading Cooking Burns HOW Many Calories?

All Right…Finally, the Flexibility Plan

I finally pulled out my old college (uni) fitness book that has some of the best stretching exercises I’ve seen and pieced together the flexibility plan. Please note: these stretches are different from pre-workout & post-workout stretching.  For pre-workout stretching, I use dynamic stretches (such as trunk twists, leg swings, arm swings, etc.), and post-workout… Continue reading All Right…Finally, the Flexibility Plan

Today’s Fitness Tip: Blow Bubbles (And 6 Other Things to Add Some Fun to Your Outdoor Workouts)

Yes…blow bubbles for fitness.  Okay, not for fitness, but for fun-ness.  Sometimes, those workouts can get monotonous.  Long runs/walks, can drag on and on.  But if you give yourself some fun little rewards along the way, you anticipate each upcoming step with pleasure.  And, sure, you might not like blowing bubbles like a five-year-old (though,… Continue reading Today’s Fitness Tip: Blow Bubbles (And 6 Other Things to Add Some Fun to Your Outdoor Workouts)

Can I Have My Bike Back, Please?

I learned to ride a bicycle at the age of 3, much to the chagrin of my 5-year-old brother who could not believe I learned at the same time as him.  But I have not spent a lot of time on bikes since I was a middle schooler.  Because then my family relocated into the… Continue reading Can I Have My Bike Back, Please?