Fitness Tips: How much should you exercise to lose weight?

One question I see asked a lot in fitness groups is around exercise. How much should I exercise? How much cardio should I do to lose weight? I’m always floored by how different the responses are. I once saw someone post that they rode the bike or used the treadmill for THREE hours a day,…

Fitness: Exercises & recovery tips for bad knees or chronic pain (repost)

Exercise is imperative for those who suffer from ailments like arthritis. Like me. I’m a forty-something female with arthritis in the knees from repeated injuries due to hyper-mobility. Mobility at the best of times can be challenging. When you’re in pain, sometimes the last thing you want to think of is exercise. But trust me…

Health: self care tips for chronic joint pain

In follow up to my whine/rant this morning about the cold weather and joint pain, I decided to come back and add another post about self-care for those like me, who do suffer from the joys of chronic joint pain. For me the pain comes and goes. It isn’t constant which I am grateful for….

Fitness: Over-training and common athletic injuries

If you’ve been following my fitness journey, you know that I’ve struggled with weight loss and weight gain most of my life. I won’t bore you with the details again. But the reason that I’m on this path again is due to an injury from over training back in 2012-2013. My knee popped again on…