5 Simple Tips for Staying Fit and Losing Weight

1. Drink water Be sure to drink water throughout your day. Hydration can curb hunger and boost your metabolism. It also helps flush out excess water weight. How much water you need to drink depends on many factors (age, weight, sex, etc.), but on average, women need about nine 8-ounce cups of water daily, while men require about thirteen 8-ounce cups. Also, trade in your soda and fruit drinks for water – to put things in perspective, a 12-ounce can of coke has 140 calories, while a glass of water has zero. 2. Trade sugar and fat for fiber This will save you up to 300 calories a day! Avoid foods high in fat, sodium and sugar such as: chips, cakes, processed meats, and fried food. Instead, ke

Meet Carrie, 40: Read How Her Son Inspired Her To Run Her First 5K

Carrie finally got the motivation she needed to become a runner. Her son and family gave her the inspiration and drive to push through life’s challenges and run her first 5K! How did you hear about us? A co-worker recommended your 5k app to me. Which app is helping, or has helped you, succeed? 5k Runner. Tell us about your success! I’m 40 years old and have attempted to start running several times when I was in my twenties and thirties, all attempts ending in failure very shortly after the beginning. A few months ago, my 16-year-old son came to me with a concern for children around the world who are being sold into the trafficking industry. He wanted to do something about it and asked for my

Conquering a Marathon at Any Age [Part 2]

Back in early September, we interviewed our Fitness22 Creative Director, Michal, about her upcoming marathon. This was her first marathon and definitely an accomplishment at the age of 45. You can read her pre-race interview HERE, after you get inspired by her post-race follow up below. Enjoy! How did you feel the day before the race? I’ll go back a few days before the marathon. A day before I flew I was SO stressed I couldn’t eat (I was supposed to start loading carbs already). My coach told me: “if you don’t start eating right away, forget about the marathon!” So I decided to take the opportunity and prepare mentally for the race. As nervous thoughts come, I acknowledged them, and then p

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