Fast Fitness

Fast Fitness: Your Canned Thanksgiving Workout

We secretly love our boxed mashed potatoes and canned cranberry sauce (as much as we love the real thing too). In this spirit, we're providing you with a canned home workout - courtesy of Shape - for Thanksgiving since the gym likely won't be open until tomorrow: Pushups. Do these on your toes to change it up,…

Fast Fitness: How to Train Like an NYC Marathoner

The New York City Marathon - one of the biggest running events in the world - kicks off today, where 50,000 people and everyone from elite athletes to weekend warriors will be out hoping to achieve their goals. Not running today? Well, it's never too early to start training for a marathon or half-marathon in…

Fast Fitness: Three Reasons to Start Eating Avocados

If you're looking for a way to give almost any meal a big health boost, look no further than avocados. While they're best known in guacamole form, they're also great in everything from salads to turkey burgers. Here are just three of the many reasons you should be including them in your next meal, courtesy…

Fast Fitness: Tune Up Your Push-Ups

The very thought of push-ups probably gives you flashbacks to high school gym class physical fitness tests, but they remain one of the best exercises you can do that won't require a trip to the gym or the purchase of home workout equipment. Here are some tips to get the most out of this workout…

Fast Fitness: Three Tips for Exercising with Diabetes

If you have diabetes, there are a lot of things you have to pay special attention to in your daily life, and that includes exercise. It doesn't mean exercise has to be complicated, though. Here are three tips that are easy to implement in your daily life, courtesy of LIVESTRONG.com: Check your blood sugar levels…

Fast Fitness: The Quick Weight Loss Tune-Up

Worried that the weight will come back this holiday season after a great summer of salads and fruit? Try these three lifestyle tips to battle the bulge, courtesy of Health.com: Cut down on eating out. Even if the meals are similar to what you might prepare at home, they almost always have more calories. If you…

Fast Fitness: Workout Recovery Over 40

Even if you've been consistently running or working out in some way since your 20s, once you hit 40 and beyond, even the best-conditioned body may not be able to bounce back as well as it once did. While exercise helps us age gracefully, it does require some additional considerations as we get older. Here…

Fast Fitness: Marathon 101

The New York City Marathon is right around the corner, and if you've gotten pretty good at running, you might have had the fleeting thought about making running a marathon one of your fitness goals. While that is an admirable goal, like anything else, it's good to know what you're getting yourself into before diving…

Fast Fitness: Not All Salads Are Created Equal

You've decided you're going to eat healthier (or your significant other is encouraging you to join them in their quest), and you find yourself munching on more salad. You throw in lettuce, a bunch of toppings and dressing. But is it actually healthy? Just as "taco salad" is an oxymoron in most cases, you could…

Fast Fitness: Is Working Out in the Heat Cooling Your Results?

With the intense heat we've had thus far this summer, you might think your sweaty daytime runs are giving you an even greater workout. However, they may be having the opposite effect, according to Health.com: Your cells don't handle the heat well. Research has even shown working out in extreme heat essentially cancels out any positive…