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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…

Which Towns Have Fireworks Today?

I don't know about you, but I never actually go and check where fireworks are going to be in our area until July 4 (kind of like figuring out New Year's plans). Here is the list we have as of 9:00 a.m. on July 4 to help you figure out where to drop your lawn…

Fast Fitness: Five Habits for Weight Loss

We all get so much advice about maintaining a healthy weight that it can be overwhelming to figure out the most important things to focus on. Since we know you're busy, we've done the heavy lifting and found five pointers from one of the leading doctors in the area of weight loss, courtesy of the…