2020 Update: We still stand by this advice on how to fit exercise into a busy day, but you may also want to check out some of our other office-to-gym issues, including our posts on the best streaming workouts to do at home, gym near the office etiquette and how to fit lunch workouts into your workday. … Read More about How to Fit Exercise Into a Busy Day: 8 Tips If You’re Always Working
The Working Girl's Guide to Exercise When You're Crazy Busy
Looking for our best tips on how to fit exercise into a busy life? Everything we've discussed is here, including our best tips on streaming workouts to do at home or the office, how to fit a lunch workout into your workday, etiquette tips for the office gym (including what to wear to work out in front of coworkers!), and how to hire a personal trainer.
This is a bit of a ranty post, so I’ll start with the questions: do you feel that hormones affect you? What are your best tips for controlling or preventing the symptoms of PMS, pregnancy, or menopause? I’ve already ranted about watches and cuffed pants, which kind of sets us up well for today’s rant: … Read More about A Few Thoughts on Hormones… (Or: How to Fight The Crazy)
In which Kat sings the praises of the Couch to 5K running program, and swears THIS is the year she’s going to get fit…
2018 Update: We still stand by this advice on packing a gym bag for the office, but you may also want to check out our post about how to stay fit in winter. Reader A has a question about what to pack for a workout before, during, or after work hours: I am an attorney … Read More about Packing a Gym Bag for the Office
2018 Update: We still stand by this advice on what to wear to workout in front of coworkers — but you may also want to check out some of our other office-to-gym issues, including our recent post on gym near the office etiquette. Reader M has an interesting question that brings us back to that … Read More about What to Wear to Workout – In Front of Coworkers
2020 Update: We still think this is a great discussion about how to hire a personal trainer, but you may also want to see our more recent discussions on exercise, including seven tips to help you hire a personal trainer and the best streaming workouts to do at home. As warm weather approaches, people everywhere … Read More about Open Thread: How to Hire a Personal Trainer
2018 Update: We still think this is a great discussion about The Lunchtime Body Blitz Workout, but you may also want to check out our more recent discussions on exercise. Today’s guest post is by Lindsay Vastola, CFT (pictured), who has a cool new blog we just found for women executives: Be a Boardroom Babe. … Read More about Lunchtime Body Blitz Workout
I know that many readers of this blog are outdoor exercisers — runners, bikers, and walkers. If you’re like me, you worry about things from a safety perspective. (Warning: morbid thoughts comin’ up.) On the one hand, you want your ID on you in case you’re hit by a car or otherwise incapacitated — but … Read More about Coffee Break: RoadID WristID Elite
2020 Update: We still think this is a great discussion about summer workouts for busy women, check out some of our other more recent posts on exercise and busy women, including our roundup of the best streaming workouts to do at home . Here in NYC it’s one of those “102 degrees, feels like 107” kind … Read More about Summer Workouts for Busy Women
Reader and blogger Siouxsie Law wrote in with a suggestion for a poll about Shape-Up Shoes — as she wrote about the topic here, these things supposedly a) help you exercise muscles you wouldn’t normally, giving you a great lower body, and b) they help your posture by engaging your core. But… are they professional? … Read More about Toning Shoes at the Office – Yay or Nay?
2017 Update: We still stand by this advice on ways to relax (don’t miss the comments; lots of great ones!), but you may also want to check out our more recent discussion on the best ways to relax after a stressful day. Today’s reader mail is asking for an open thread discussing relaxation techniques… It … Read More about Open Thread: Ways to Relax?
2021 Update: We still stand by this advice on mid-day workouts — but you may also want to check out some of our other office-to-gym issues, including our post on lunch workouts during the workday and the best streaming workouts to do at home. Today, let’s talk about a subject that we’re sure is near … Read More about Mid-Day Workouts: Yea or Nay?