The Best Way to Gain Weight in a Healthy Way

The Best Way to Gain Weight in a Healthy Way

Weight loss isn’t always the goal—there are times when you might want to gain a few pounds, instead. If you’re underweight, your doctor may advise you to gain weight to reach a healthier level. And if you’re also looking to bulk up (gain muscle) for training or a sports team, for example, you will also need to go up on the scale, as muscle weighs more than fat. No matter the reason, you’ll want to gain weight in safe manner, just as you would if you were on a diet plan for weight loss. Here’s how to make sure you’re going up in weight in an efficient and healthy manner.   Go Slow Just as weight loss, you don’t want to increase your weight in pounds too rapidly, as it can tax your system and be bad for your health. Plus, if you gain too quickly, you may not sustain... Read More
7 Tips for Running in Cold Weather

7 Tips for Running in Cold Weather

When temps drop, many runners sprint to the treadmill. While there’s nothing wrong with taking your workouts indoors (30 Day Breakaway offers fun treadmill routines to keep you fit), learning how to handle the cold can keep your runs fresh during the long winter ahead. The key to successful cold weather running is to come prepared. With the right approach, you’ll be able to handle the cold like a champ, and even enjoy your outdoor runs. Here are 7 tips for running in cold weather. 1. Use the Wind to Your Advantage You probably won’t be able to escape cold winds for your entire run, but you can plan your route so the wind works in your favor as much as possible. “For winter running, it’s often best to go out against the wind, especially if the day has a colder wind chill,” says Kelly Mortenson, a USA Track and Field-certified running... Read More