Does Walking With Weights Burn More Calories?

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In Radio MD‘s most recent “Train Your Body” segment, which is sponsored by the American College of Sports Medicine, ACSM trainer and exercise physiologist Melanie Cole, MS and her guest Teri Bladen (Director of Campus Recreation at Weber State University) talk about walking for fitness, how to make a walking workout more interesting, and whether or not it’s a good idea to walk with weights.

Does walking with weights burn more calories? Will it tone your arms? Are ankle weights an effective added challenge? All of these are topics that they address during the show, and some of the answers might surprise you. Read More

Pear And Raisin Summer Salad With Goat Cheese

When I think of salad, usually I imagine something that exclusively includes savory ingredients. Maybe something made with a mixture of chicken, beans, olives, and tomatoes. But those kinds of typical salad combinations can get boring after a while. And there’s no rule that says salads can’t include some sweet stuff, right?

Right! In fact, more salads should be made with fruit. There’s something about a summertime type salad filled with sweet and juicy fruits that, for me at least, seems so against the grain that it makes a dish that I sometimes see as a boring plate filled with leaves, much more exciting and tasty. Read More

Give Yourself A Break

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Sometimes you just need a break. Not only from exercising, but also from all of the other things in life that you work really hard on.

Maybe you noticed that this week I only updated Hungry Runner once to tell you about the new Polar RC3 GPS heart rate monitor. (Which I’m totally in love with, by the way!) That’s because I decided to take a few days off from blogging. Read More

Polar RC3 GPS Heart Rate Monitor Review

The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Polar.

I can’t remember what first sparked my interest in using a heart rate monitor. OK wait, typing out that sentence made me realize that, actually, yes I can.

It was all of the fitness personalities that, when I first launched Hungry Runner, I began to follow on Instagram and Twitter. They would finish their workouts and have the satisfaction of sharing their heart rate zones and the number of calories they burned afterwards.┬áKind of like a badge of honor. A neat little way to show off to the world how hard they had worked. Or as any FitFluential Ambassador would put it… #PROOF! Read More

Favorite Food Friday: Mystery Snack Madness!

Today’s Favorite Food Find is sort of a special surprise. It’s something that you might not expect me to be super excited about and it’s NOT from Trader Joe’s. (Can you believe it?!)

That’s all I’m giving you though. You have to watch the video to find out what it is! Read More

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