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Posts tagged "cardio" within Fit Life

What are some good options to fuel my cardio, strength training and weekend workouts?

By Jessica Matthews on Wednesday, April 25, 2012


To make the most out of your workouts, it’s important that you fuel and refuel right. We asked registered dietitians and sports nutrition experts to share some of their pre- and post-workout meal favorites to help give you the energy you need to get the results that you want.




How can I make sure I meet my fitness and nutrition New Year's resolutions?

By Jessica Matthews on Wednesday, January 11, 2012


Are you excited about setting your New Year's resolutions, but tired of always failing to meet your goals? ACE Fitness Expert & Exercise Physiologist, Jessica Matthews, provides practical tips on how to revolutionize your resolutions — so you can meet your fitness and nutrition goals this year.




Do the benefits outweigh the risks if individuals hold dumbbells in their hands while doing step aerobics or other cardio activities?

By Cedric Bryant on Wednesday, December 08, 2010


Adding extra weight in the form of hand or wrist weights increases the total mass that must be moved, so it seems logical that using extra weight would be beneficial in boosting the physiological demands of an activity, right? But do the benefits outweigh the risks? Find out here.




Is it better to do my cardio workout before or after my strength training exercises?

By Patricia Schwartz on Wednesday, September 22, 2010


Much like the chicken and the egg debate, many of us often wonder when it comes to exercising which comes first- cardio or strength training? Read on to find out what's right for you.




What’s the best piece of cardio equipment to use?

By Jessica Matthews on Wednesday, April 07, 2010


In a sea of cardio machines, have you ever found yourself wondering what the best option is? Let’s discuss the pros and cons of some popular pieces of cardio equipment and identify ways in which you can maximize your time and your results.




How do I fight boredom with my current cardio workout?

By Jessica Matthews on Tuesday, December 15, 2009


Experiencing boredom while exercising may be a sign that your current workout program is need of a facelift. To combat boredom, the first thing to do is evaluate what exactly it is about your program (e.g. running on a treadmill) that you find to be boring. Once you’ve pinpointed exactly what it is that is a bit lackluster, try adding some variety to the activity at hand.




I recently found out that I’m pregnant. Are there guidelines for cardio exercise during pregnancy?

By Jessica Matthews on Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Learn how to safely and effectively engage in aerobic exercise with a little one on the way.