Fast Fitness

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…

Fast Fitness: Three Tips to Help You Fall Asleep

Few things have more of a ripple effect on your entire day than a lack of sleep. From poor food choices to skipping the gym, the amount of sleep we get every day can have a huge influence on the decisions we make. If you're like me, it can be tough to get back to…

Fast Fitness: Three Tips to Conquer the Pull-Up

Pull-ups are one of the benchmark exercises used to determine strength, yet so many of us struggle with them. Here are some tips to help you reach your goals - regardless if it's doing one or 21, courtesy of Well and Good: Grip matters. Wrap your whole hand around the bar, stretching your fingers as far…

Fast Fitness: Take Your Workout to the Water

No, I am not talking about taking a swim in the pool or the ocean, though that is certainly a workout itself. This is one of the latest trends that takes your normal cardio studio workouts and exercises to a floating platform in the pool. Yes, planking on a floating platform in the pool is…

Fast Fitness: How Well Do You Know Your Muscles?

They say knowledge is power, and in the case of fitness, half the battle is knowing what the positive and negative factors are in achieving your goals. Your muscles play a huge role in virtually any fitness goal you have - even if you're focused on fat loss. Here are some pointers that can help…