The words glared from my computer monitor, mocking me: “This week should be EASY. Your training for the Four Miler is complete.”
With my mom after the 2014 Charlottesville Women’s Four Miler
The well-intended advice from the UVA Runner’s Clinic, emailed two days before the Charlottesville Women’s Four Miler, was a…More »
Playing a sport is a great way to stay healthy. It keeps the body in shape, provides a tremendous sense of accomplishment and even brings some awesome mental health benefits. The cardiovascular rewards are second to none, but athletes of all ages have special needs when it comes to…More »
Worried About Your Heart Health?
These 10 Quick Heart Tips will help you get started on the road to heart health. Watch now!More »
January is often a time for healthy resolutions; Eating right, exercising, sleeping more and breaking bad habits. Yet, even with the best intentions, accomplishing all the lofty goals we set can be daunting.
Shannon Slovensky, M.Ed., an exercise physiologist with the UVA Exercise Physiology Core Laboratory, explains that adopting a…More »
With swimsuit season approaching, many people are looking to improve their overall physical fitness by starting a new workout plan, joining a group exercise class or even hiring a personal trainer.
And while the idea of wearing a swimsuit can quickly inspire us to exercise, we don’t often stop to…More »
We hear it all the time: We need exercise. Every single one of us. Exercise can make us healthier, happier, and more productive. It can make our muscles stronger, our waists smaller, our minds clearer and our lives longer.
But despite its obvious and well-documented benefits, sometimes we just don’t…More »
A brisk walk with your furry friend is good for both of you, and it can help lift your spirits.
Celebrating Heart Month
Make it a part of your daily routine. If you don’t have a dog, consider walking your neighbor’s dog. Volunteering to walk dogs at the SPCA is another…More »