Outdoor Workouts: 5 Reasons to Get Outside

When is the last time that you did an outdoor workout?  While exercise in general is beneficial to the body, more and more research is showing that you can reap even more benefits by moving your workout outdoors.  Personally, I only step in a “gym” maybe 2-3 times a year, and mostly it’s because we are on vacation.  I am not a gym person, and while I do like to challenge myself with a different workout style every once in a while, the gym with all of it’s equipment and treadmills with TVs just isn’t for me.

Don’t get me wrong…if catching up on your favorite TV show while cranking away at the elliptical is the one thing that gets you moving, by all means, go for it.  Indoor exercise beats sitting on the couch any day.  However, I would challenge you to get outside for a sweat session.  Here are five reasons to get outside.

Healthy Fast Food: Your Best Options

Healthy fast food…is it possible?  Let’s face it.  We live in a modern, fast paced world.  Unfortunately, most of us can’t source all of our own food, prepare it fresh daily, and happily sit down farm to table style for every meal.  With hectic day to day lives, many of us are left to takeout or fast food for a few meals each week.

While we always prefer to cook at home, we too find ourselves scrambling for dinner on a random Tuesday night or on a Friday after swim practice.  Thankfully, over the years, many fast food joints have come a long way in their transparency of what is actually in their food.  Some restaurants are finally taking a step forward and are removing things like MSG, meat laced with antibiotics and hormones, and chemical additives from their food.  So, where do we eat when we are in a hurry?  What’s your best choice when you find yourself in a less than ideal fast food establishment?  Read on, and we’ll happily share our opinion.

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Push Ups – Common Mistakes to Avoid

Ahhh…the push up.  What an amazing exercise!  Push ups are one of the most basic yet effective exercise movements that you can perform.  However, even though many of us have been performing push ups since elementary school, our mechanics are often poor.

I recently completed my Movement Specialist Certification from MobilityWOD, and proper push up technique was a hot topic.  With such a basic movement, how can we be doing it wrong?  Whether you are a seasoned athlete or someone new to working out, we think the following tips will help you perfect your push ups.