Exercise...what a wonderful practice of self-care that can alter energy, relieve stress, provide a sense of well-being and many other health benefits. Have you ever wondered if exercising at a certain time of day is more beneficial? You’re not the only one. This question has been floating around since I’ve
Many places of business are headed back to the office for the first time since the pandemic began. Once again this brings more potential change and opportunity to redefine our schedules. Make sure you don’t forget to carve out space for physical activity in your routine as you head back.
Some co-workers head home after a day at the office. Xin Hunt, Sr. Machine Learning Developer, Ralph Abbey, Sr. Manager - Advanced Analytics R&D, Michael Lamm, Sr. Research Statistician Developer, Ricky Tharrington, Machin Learning Developer, head to our campus Recreation & Fitness Center for a workout and laughs. The friendship
Across many parts of the globe, the fall brings cooler temperatures, lower humidity, pumpkin spice lattes, and, here in the U.S., my personal favorite, the return of college football! The beginning of fall also marks the start of Fall Prevention Awareness Week. Here's what you should know to help prevent
Foot pain, no matter what you like to do for exercise, is a super bummer and, when you head to a medical professional to get it checked out, the answer is often the dreaded "stop exercising." Foot pain can often be prevented with regular “maintenance”. Always warm up and cool
How do you manage your energy and productivity throughout your day? Wanna know my secret? I take movement breaks often and eat lunch! According to the Center for Disease Control, more than 156 million full-time workers in the United States spend at least one-third of their day at the workplace.
If there’s one thing that we’ve learned from working from home, it’s the value of wellness. Not leaving our homes for work has collectively meant less steps (aka daily activity), easy access to the family fridge, and blurred lines between work and home life…and even the days for that
Exercise and nutrition go hand-in-hand, and there is lots of conflicting advice out there about the best way to eat to power your workouts. If you’re just getting started, or getting back in the game after a fitness hiatus it’s important to separate the hype from tried and true tactics.
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Flash back to 4 years ago: 2016. I thought that THAT year was going to be one of the hardest years of my life. We decided to sell our house while living in it with 2 little boys (ages 2 & 5 at the time) and a dog and buy
Breathe! Move! Breathe! Move! I vividly remember doing sit ups under a blistering sun until one more person quit or threw up. Dripping under the NC sun, I focused on my kneecaps as I moved. Coach Buddha paced by and barked “Don’t quit on me!” I, like the 50 other
I have always been an active person. From a young age I was taught to be curious and experience the world in whatever way I could. One of the most effective ways for me to experience the world is through movement - sweating through a particularly intense workout, hiking through
Join the Recreation & Fitness Center and have some fun celebrating #PiDay2020 by "baking apple pie" in this workout! Complete 3(.14) ;) rounds of 1 minute of each exercise. --> Please check with your physician before participating in any exercise program. Picking apples – Alternating Overhead Shoulder Press Flour Bag
It’s already mid-January and some of those resolutions/goals/fresh starts whatever-you-want-to-call-them are getting hard. Maybe you’re re-evaluating. I’ve set my sights on a Spartan SPRINT this year. As a 2x IRONMAN finisher, I’m no stranger to running or super challenging athletic events, so as far at that 5K run, I’m good.
September is National Yoga Month. As a personal trainer and yoga instructor, one of the most common reasons clients tell me they don’t do yoga is because they aren’t flexible. If you haven’t heard this before and even if you have, I’ll say it again: yoga is not about bending
1. Injuries Suck It could’ve been worse. A torn Achilles Tendon requires months and months of recovery. I was lucky. I spontaneously ruptured my Plantaris Tendon teaching a really fun Step class. My Orthopedic Dr. and Foot Specialist explained that I had, in effect, performed ‘my own surgery’. Roughly 3-5%
It's a busy time in gyms and on the greenways as people embark on this year's resolutions or better yet, goals, to become healthier this year. For those who are grumpy about traffic in the gym, consider that you too were once in their shoes and be kind. Whether you
Eight years ago, I fell in love with road cycling. You could say that I found myself on those early morning quiet country roads as I pedaled away the mind clutter of the week. Cycling quickly became my meditation in motion. At the end of a strong 50-mile ride on
I consider October 31, the unofficial start of the holiday season. It begins with Halloween which brings a seemingly unlimited supply of candy. Who needs that many candy corns anyway?! Next is Thanksgiving. A one-day feast that turns into 4 days of binge watching football and eating leftovers. That’s followed
I'm grinning as I type this post. I’m sitting in my office, sweaty from a run with a fan blowing in my face. Today, I have time to grab a shower later, but most days I don’t. I go from teaching to meeting with a client to covering our fitness
Tuesday Morning, 6:30 a.m., my boys come bouncing into my bedroom. “Mom! It’s time to swim!” Oh man, did I really agree to this on Sunday?! Rewind to Sunday, I was out for a walk with my 7 year old and our dog Zoe and we had a chat about
This year, CEO Jim Goodnight released our new “Core Values.” Authentic, Accountable, Curious, and Passionate were the words chosen to describe SAS, influence our work here, and showcase who we are as a company. While these values can and will certainly guide our actions in the workplace, I couldn’t help
It's as easy as walking, right? Well, give it a try. October’s move of the month is the “Farmer’s” Carry. It is a SUPER-simple, full body, traveling exercise. It incorporates core stabilization and a familiar daily activity - walking. All you have to do is walk + carry something...preferably
Musings on Menopause and Fitness What the heck is happening to me??? I’m not sure if I’m happy or sad, freezing or on fire, coming or going, want to be healthy or eat an XL Papa Murphy pizza… Hormotional…Menopause… Like Mother Nature wasn’t cruel enough with menstruation, pregnancy, labor, delivery
Among the many celebrations observed this month, May is National Bike to Work Month. If you’ve always wanted to commute by bike, this is a great time to give it a try. Depending on your specific location across the globe, the weather here in Cary, NC is typically mild in May
In honor of March Madness, the RFC hosted our first March Mania Challenge led by our Fearless Trainer, Angie Fernandez. Team Captains gathered, or in my team’s case, conjured might be a better word ;), a group of five SAS Employees. Our task was to compete in dedicated Mania exercises consisting
The American Diabetes Association recognizes March 28, 2017 as Diabetes Alert Day. The intention of this day is to bring awareness to the prevalence of Type 2 Diabetes in America. http://www.diabetes.org/are-you-at-risk/alert-day/ I have a strong family history of type 2 diabetes, which throughout the years has motivated me to learn
It's the 3rd week of January. Did you set a fitness resolution or a 2017 exercise goal? How are you doing? Usually week 3 is where things start getting real. And by real, I mean real hard. The sparkle of newness wears off, enthusiasm wanes, the gym is crowded, and
Thank you SAS community for all the fun this year! We truly enjoy each moment with you as you take care of your health both here at SAS and in your adventures around the world! May you be happy, healthy, and loved now and always! While we're talking health.... Don’t
In June, my husband and I completed this silly race called Storm the Beach – totally out of my norm, it was only 5 miles :) and included things like climbing, crawling, wading through the ocean, balancing, rope swinging, and running through soft sand. It was nuts, but so fun, and