January 02 2017
When you're training for a full or half marathon, 10K or 5K, it is best spend the majority of your mileage running or walking in the environment in which you’ll race. If you are training for a spring event, that could mean facing wearying winter weather. Learning how to layer your workout wear is the key to tackling tough temperatures.
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:
When 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.
Want a great calorie burning, core building, cardio workout that is easy on your knees and ankles? Here's why you should get in shape on the Elliptical machine.
February 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.
In 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.
Are 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.
At 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!
There 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: