E137 – How To Combat The Chronic Stress of Cardio

This week on the Exercise Is Health podcast, Julie and Charlie discuss some simple steps you can take to combat the chronic stress that cardio and aerobic activity can often place on your muscles and joints. Making sure your muscles and joints stay healthy and functioning well is vital to ensuring you are able to keep to aerobic activity, and adding in a little bit of time each week to show those areas of your Read more…

Short on sleep? Here’s how to exercise.

Welcome back to this week’s edition of 2-Minute Tuesdays. This week we are talking to those of you who have not been catching enough z’s and are short on sleep. How do you manage to still get your workout in even though you are not getting your sleep in? 1) Watch Your Intensity Our first exercise tip if you are short on sleep is to watch your intensity. When you are short on sleep, your Read more…

E136 – The Bare Minimum of Exercise You Need To Be Doing

This week on the Exercise Is Health podcast, Julie and Charlie discuss the bare minimum that you need to be doing from an exercise perspective to build lifelong health. While a single bout of exercise has been shown to improve health, how do you string together multiple workouts to be able to consistently build the health and function of your body? Check out the details in this week’s episode! And, if you are looking for Read more…

How To Exercise When You Don’t Feel Like It

Welcome back to this week’s edition of 2-Minute Tuesdays. Now this week, we are talking to those of you who really don’t feel like exercising. You aren’t into it. You aren’t motivated to do it. You don’t enjoy working out. Whatever the reason, the proverbial love-hate relationship with exercise is more of the latter for you. Here are three things we recommend doing to help you get your workouts in even when you don’t feel Read more…

E135 – Why Walking Is Not The Best Form of Exercise

This week on the Exercise Is Health podcast, Julie and Charlie discuss walking, exercise, and why the former is not the best form of the latter. Despite the often-prescribed advice of “walking is the best form of exercise”, there are some severe limitations to utilizing walking as your primary form of exercise. Check out all of the details in this week’s episode! Looking for a way to get in resistance training on your own at Read more…

How to keep your body healthy if you are walking for your workouts

Welcome back to this week’s edition of 2-Minute Tuesdays. Now this week, we are talking to those of you who love walking. In fact, walking is your primary form of exercise. What things do you need to keep in mind if walking is how you get your workout in? 1) Vary The Intensity Throughout The Week Our first tip if walking is your primary form of exercise is to vary the intensity throughout the week. Read more…

E134 – “Why do you do isometrics instead of stretching?”

This week on the Exercise Is Health podcast, Julie and Charlie answer a listener-submitted question regarding something that was happening during The MAS At-Home Workout Program. Julie and Charlie were using isometrics instead of stretching during the cool down part of the program, and they answer why they opted to do this. If you are interested in learning about why Julie and Charlie recommend using isometrics instead of stretching, check out all of the details Read more…

Love indoor cycling? Keep your workouts balanced with these tips!

Welcome back to this week’s edition of 2-Minute Tuesdays. This week, we are talking to those of you who love indoor cycling. Whether you do it at home or you are heading back to the fitness studios, there are things you need to keep in mind to make sure your exercise workload over the week stays balanced. 1) Structure In Resistance Training Our first tip if you love indoor cycling is to structure in resistance Read more…

E133 – The Importance of Strength and Muscle Function for Equestrians – Interview with Michael Lingenfelter

This week on the Exercise Is Health podcast, Julie and Charlie sit down with Michael Lingenfelter of The Rider Remedy to discuss exercise, muscle function, and strength and how it all applies to the equestrian community. Michael specializes in helping equestrians improve their body’s function and performance through strategic exercise and Muscle Activation Techniques® (MAT®). He shares with Julie and Charlie what he sees as some of the common challenges equestrians face with their body and Read more…

Feeling Asymmetrical With Your Workouts?

Welcome back to this week’s edition of 2-Minute Tuesdays. Now this week, we are talking to those of you who may feel like your body is imbalanced or asymmetrical, especially when you are exercising. What things can you do with your exercise to improve this and help make sure it doesn’t get worse? 1) Move Slowly Our first exercise tip if you feel asymmetrical is to move slowly when you are doing your exercises, especially Read more…