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Cool Down After Every Run!

Your post-run cooldown is SO, SO, SO important. A successful and efficient cooldown routine helps our muscles recover faster, feel less sore, have a shorter rest time between workouts, prevents injury, creates more efficient blood flow to our working muscles and more! To make sure you are doing a proper cooldown, here are three steps […]

Just a Spoonful of Sugar…is it So Bad?

The American Heart Association recommends limiting intake of added sugar to 6 teaspoons for women and 9 teaspoons for men. Four grams of sugar is equal to 1 teaspoon. It is easier than you think to hit this number in one simple snack or drink. Below is a chart with some approximate teaspoons of sugar […]

Exercising as Punishment?

Exercising to burn calories is perfectly fine if the goal is weight loss. However, being obsessed with this as your primary driver to get up and move every day has consequences. For example, if you overindulge in food or drink, you may believe you need to exercise simply to make up for the extra caloric […]

Breathe Deeper to Exercise Better (and FEEL Better)

Is the way you breathe taking away from your workouts? If you breathe from your chest (known as ‘shallow breathing’) you’re causing your neck, back and shoulder muscles to tighten and increasing your resting heart rate. This can affect how much oxygen you have for exercise and other physical activity.  Instead, we want to breathe […]

Staying Motivated to Exercise – A Personal Story

After the lockdown went into effect, the first few weeks were easy to stay motivated and into a routine. However, as the weeks went on I heard from many of you asking how I personally stay motivated, and why I find exercise to be such an important part of my life. Now that we’ve been […]