fitness

Got Restless Legs? Try Foam Rolling!

Are you one of the millions of Americans kept awake at night by restless legs? I feel your pain. I, too, am one of these people. Restless leg syndrome is a medical condition in which you have an uncontrollable urge to move your legs. It’s a frustrating, terribly uncomfortable sensation that makes you feel as if something in your lower extremities is wrong. Your legs won’t stay still. They want to move and jerk. Moving is the only thing that helps to get rid of the uncomfortable, jittery feeling, but the relief is only temporary (in…

Exercising with Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (Runner’s Knee)

Do your knees ever snap, crackle, and pop when walking up the stairs? Mine do. And you could have patellofemoral pain syndrome, like me. As someone who has been involved in regular exercise since age 15, my knees are well worn. I’ve never been an ‘athlete’ per se, but I’ve run my fair share of 5-10k races, 2 half marathons, one marathon, and logged many, many days at the gym…

Yoga, Water, and Waves: Experiencing SUP Yoga

Have you ever tried stand up paddle boarding (SUP)? Ever done yoga? Can you imagine putting those both together? I couldn’t either, until I tried it. I am not a Yogi. However, I have been practicing yoga on and off since I was 16, but it’s always been at home. This summer, my yoga practice has withered down to maybe once every 2 weeks and always with P90X (my favorite is X2). I’m not super flexible and can’t do crazy insane poses, but I’ve always found yoga to be challenging…

Tracking Fitness – An Apple Watch Review

Overall Grade: A Two months ago, I purchased an Apple watch because I was done with Fitbit products. I didn’t want to be, especially since I was so happy with them a year ago and had been a loyal customer since 2011. However, I needed to find a good quality fitness tracker – one that wouldn’t break after a few months. So I bought an Apple watch. (Read my post about Fitbit here and read about my decision to leave Fitbit here…