Fast Fitness

Fast Fitness: Three Portion Control Strategies

Weight management is only partially what you eat - it is also how much. Here are three strategies to help with the portion control aspect, courtesy of Cooking Light: Pre-portion your treats. Studies have shown those who eat straight out of the main container eat a lot more. Portioning out what you should have on your plate will…

Fast Fitness: The Art of the Cheat Meal

If you've shared with friends and colleagues that you're dieting, chances are someone has mentioned having "cheat" meals. Well, it turns out this is more than just preventing driving yourself insane eating grilled chicken and steamed broccoli 24/7/365 - it actually stimulates your metabolism just when it is slowing down from all of the lean…

Fast Fitness: Making Bland Food Bold

One of the common complaints about clean eating, or just eating healthy in general, is bland taste. Plain steamed broccoli, anyone? Here are four ingredients to try with your healthy foods next time to spice them up, courtesy of Shape: Pickle juice. If you already like pickles, you'll totally get this. Pomegranate molasses. Now to something you…

Fast Fitness: Half-Marathon Training Tips

If you're planning to do a half-marathon this summer, that's a great goal! I recently finished the Novo Nordisk New Jersey Half Marathon (time was 1:41), and I can tell you there were runners with all skill levels out there. Here are some training tips, courtesy of Health.com: Build a base. Easy runs of 2-5…

Fast Fitness: Diet, Exercise or Both?

A family member and I recently got into a conversation about whether diet is more important than exercise in a weight loss program, and that the Mayo Clinic found diet to be more important. After doing my own digging on this topic, here are some of their key points: Net effect of consuming less calories…

Fast Fitness: Kickboxing for the Summer Bod

Memorial Day is creeping closer, which means the summer body rush is on. The good news is there is a workout that is a fun way to melt fat and reduce stress: kickboxing. Here are three of the top benefits, courtesy of Fitness Republic: Oh, the calories. On average, you burn 750 calories an hour. Tone…

Fast Fitness: Carbs 101

Carbs: enemy or friend? The answer isn't that simple. It really depends on your activity level, timing and the types of carbs you're taking in. Here are some tips, courtesy of Shape: Two grams per pound of body weight. This is how much you should take in, with an additional gram per pound for every 30…

Fast Fitness: Rock the Side Abs

As I mentioned on the air today, if you haven't started already, it's time to start working on that summer body if you're going for the chiseled look by Memorial Day. We're only a little more than two months away! One of the things that makes your abs look great is that side sculpting. Unfortunately,…

Fast Fitness: Make Every Workout an Ab Workout

Want to spend less time in the gym, but still make time for abs? Usually that's what we save for the end of our workouts, and it sometimes is the first thing to get cut if we run out of time. Here are a few ways to incorporate ab work in the strength exercises you're…

Fast Fitness: Getting Shredded on a Manual Treadmill

As a runner for most of my life, I have a love-hate relationship with treadmills. You get your runs in, but they're not the same as running outside. Sprinting is awkward with automated training programs or being forced to repeatedly punch the speed button down between sets. Enter the manual treadmill. I was recently turned…