Hydration for Fitness

What to Drink for Proper Hydration During Exercise By Elizabeth Quinn Reviewed by Jonathan Valdez, RDN, CDE, CPT  Thinkstock Images / Stockbyte / Getty Images Staying hydrated is essential for everyone, but athletes have an even greater need to drink and replace fluids during exercise. Water is the most important nutrient for life and has…

7 Musts for Walking in Summer Heat

7 Musts for Walking in Summer Heat + Warning Signs to Watch For Authored By pacer health Hot summer weather is still very walkable, but you’ll need to stay cool, drink more water, avoid dangerous overheating to maximize your steps and stay safe. If you’re an outdoor walker, you may find yourself…

Are Competitive Group Fitness Classes Right for You

Are Competitive Group Fitness Classes Right for You? By Jennifer Purdie, M.Ed Reviewed by Tara Laferrara, CPT  FatCamera / Getty Images Chances are you’ve received the special offers in your inbox for group fitness classes. Or your friends have shared images of their evenings spent at cute neighborhood Pilates studio. Or maybe your…

The 5 Component for Health

The 5 Health-Related Components of Fitness Your blueprint for developing a healthy exercise routine By Laura Williams, MSEd, ASCM-CEP  Medically reviewed by Richard Fogoros, MD  Updated on April 03, 2020 You already know that benefits come when you prioritize physical fitness. The trick is understanding what, exactly, “fitness” is and how you…

Fitness Nutrition Article

Nutrition & Weight Management: Food choices, cultural Influences, access to adequate food sources. Performance Enhancement Drugs and Supplements, Ephedra, Creatine, Steroids By Darla Leal Reviewed by  Mia Syn, MS, RDN  Why Nutrition Is the Most Important Part of Fitness The food we eat plays a vital role in how we look and…