Turkey Trot October 31 2016
Thanksgiving is the most popular day to run or walk a road race, commonly called a “Turkey Trot”, in the U.S. This year, my dad and I will be tackling our 5th Annual Trot, in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Here are a few tips to safely getting in a few miles before sitting down to dinner.
Active Activities April 28 2016
WOO! Activities like making the bed, raking the leaves and sweeping burn calories. That movement builds momentum and becomes exercise. Here are a few ways to incorporate fitness into your everyday routine:
Muscle Memory March 27 2016When I am training people for races – 5Ks to Half and Full Marathons – this is a worry I often hear: “I have not walked / run / trained for weeks / months / years. What if my body doesn’t remember how to do this?” Thanks to a little thing called “Muscle Memory”, with proper training, you’ll be back in the groove faster than you expect. Here’s why.
Heart Healthy Exercise January 19 2016February is American Heart Month, and according to the Center for Disease Control, heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Here are a few ways to help put an end to this trend.
Exercise Everywhere September 23 2015In my 'non-JWalking' life, I produce television shows and on a recent project, I met Toby Bogard. The long-haul trucker uses his limited time and severely-limited inside-truck space to exercise and eat healthy. Here are some of his tips - driven by imagination and ingenuity.
Interval Training August 30 2015Are you looking to boost your fitness level and want to build endurance, gain speed and feel stronger while doing so? If you're thinking, "Yeah - where do I sign up?", you're not alone. Endurance athletes from marathon runners to first-time 5K'ers are incorporating 'Interval Training' into their exercise routines.
JWalking Training Plans August 10 2015At JWalking Designs, we don't just talk about getting out and getting active, we really walk the talk! Our downloadable "JWalking 5K Your Way" training plans are designed to get you moving in a safe, healthy way!
Loosen Up July 28 2015
Stretching is critical to maintaining and building strong muscles. Even simple stretches can increase range of motion, improve coordination and posture, and research shows that flexible, warmed-up muscles have a faster recovery than the ‘cold’ kind. So, loosen up! Here are a few stretches that can be done after a workout.
Beat The Heat June 23 2015There is a quote that reads, “Summer beach bodies are earned in the winter”, but we believe being healthy and fit should be a year-round activity. We know ‘fitting in fitness’ every day ain’t easy (sorry for the poor grammar, mom), but it IS worthwhile. But be smart when working out in the summer sun – here are a few tips to keeping healthy in hot and humid conditions:
Walking Is Awesome May 18 2015
Did you know the steps you take from your bed to your shower... from your front door to your car... from your desk to and from the printer... all add up to exercise? Walking for as little as a cumulative 30 minutes a day can reap benefits that enhance a lifetime!