Tag Archives: Health

Health, Fitness & Happiness: Let’s Take a Look at the Bigger Picture

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Given the fact that I spend the majority of my time writing about health and fitness and running and exercise, you might think that after a few years, I’d be pretty sick of it all.

But I’m not. That’s why I chose this as a career. After I worked for a few years as a personal trainer, in the heart of it all, I knew that I wanted to take the new passion I had found and combine it with an old love—writing.

So, that’s what I did, and here I am.

I’m not sick of it all. In fact, I’m only just getting started. But I have come to find that there are certain things that do tend to get on my nerves. Read More

Celebrate and Eat: The Hungry Runner’s Guide to Thanksgiving and the Holiday Season

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Let’s talk about Thanksgiving. It’s my all-time favorite holiday, and yes, it’s because I absolutely love food.

But what I love even more than food itself is the experience of enjoying and sharing a meal with loved ones.

Sure, I talk about food as fuel for fitness and sustenance for a healthy body all of the time. But sometimes it’s more than that. Sometimes, like on special occasions like Thanksgiving, it’s a means of bringing people together. It provides family and friends with the opportunity to sit down at a table together, converse and just enjoy each other’s company.

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A Day in the Life of a Hungry Runner

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Since I transitioned from personal training to my job at The Active Times about 5 months ago, my daily schedule and routine has changed pretty drastically.

I used to work at the gym, so finding time for exercise was much less challenging… Since I was already there and all, you know? Also, my schedule was a bit more flexible, which made it easier to make time for preparing healthy meals ahead of time.

Now I spend most of my time in the office, which means exercise and meal prep has to happen outside of the 9-5. It wasn’t easy, but I’ve slowly built a new routine that allows me to maintain most of my healthy habits. The following is a quick breakdown of what my typical day is like. When I run, what I eat, and even how I relax and unwind.

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Knowing When to Say No

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By now most of you know that last month I started a new job as an editor at TheActiveTimes.com. But unless you did some serious snooping, you probably don’t know that The Active Times’ sister site is TheDailyMeal.com. In other words I work in the same office space as The Daily Meal, a site dedicated to all things good food. (I know, it couldn’t be more perfect.)

So, The Daily Meal has this exquisite test kitchen (also located in our office) where the staff is always cooking up recipes and hosting taste tests. It’s amazing. I love it. TDM recently published “The 101 Best Pizzas in America,” and as a staff, the entire media group celebrated the article’s success with afternoon pizza and drinks last Friday (which also happened to be the same day as my birthday). Basically, my new job has sort of come along with many a perks in the form of food.

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