Running with Your Furry Friend

Posted: October 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

If you have a dog, you probably know that they love to run. Dogs need just as much (if not more!) exercise than we do. Next time you go for a run, consider bringing your furry friend along. Unfortunately, there isn’t a dog breed that can perform in all conditions and the dog’s temperament plays just as big a factor as their breed but if you want to bring your dog along with you on your next run, check out this chart which lays out which type of dog is best for certain running types. Mixed breeds can be fine runners too, especially if they are medium sized, alert, and eager.

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How to Read a Nutrition Label

Posted: October 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

Nutrition labels are really helpful for figuring out if you’re getting the right nutrients and if you’re eating the right foods. But, if you’re like me, you have no idea what those numbers mean. Here is a blog post from Popsugar that breaks down what’s in a nutrition label and what it means. What does it all mean?!

Has your dumbbell workout been feeling a little boring lately? Or are you looking for a way to amp up your workout in general? Dumbbell exercises provide a great full body workout in a small amount of space. Here is an awesome article filled with 30 Dumbbell Exercises Missing From Your Routine.

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HELLO Abs!

Posted: October 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

Check out this 15 minute video from Women’s Health magazine. This video will help you sculpt and tone your abs and core in only 15 minutes! 

Do you eat before your workout? If the answer to that is no, then you should! You can maximize your energy and your workout if you eat the right things before your workout. You should also be conscious about what you eat after your workout too. Take a look at this article from Lauren Conrad’s website What to Eat Before and After a Workout. We want to know what you eat before and after a workout and if you find it helps and makes you feel good. Comment on this post with your pre or post workout meal!

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If you have even the smallest interest in health and fitness, you’ve probably heard of CrossFit. Even if you have no interest in health and fitness, you’ve probably heard of it. But what the heck is it? CrossFit is both a fitness philosophy and a competitive sport. St. Cloud State University actually hosted a CrossFit Games a couple weeks ago. CrossFit combines elements of many different workouts into one big workout. Here is a 10-Minute CrossFit Workout Video instructed by Jessica Alba’s trainer. Bonus: No equipment needed!

September is coming to a close which means the month of October is almost upon us. October is the last month in Minnesota before the weather becomes unbearably cold. Because of this, it is the best month to be outside. It’s the month where the air is crisp and smells like fall and the leaves start to change colors. The scenery makes your morning and afternoon runs… dare I say, fun.

If you feel like you’re stuck in a running rut or just feel like you want to get out and start running, this is the month to do it. The change in scenery alone should get anyone out of their running rut but a new pair of running shoes could always help. Here is an infographic that explains how to choose the right pair of running shoes.

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