Working Out to Prevent Illness During Flu Season

How exercise helps boosts the bodies defenses. Ingrid Ozols Perdue runs several miles a week, lifts weights, cycles, does Pilates and even gets in an occasional kickboxing workout — a regimen she credits with keeping her free of colds and the flu. “I really haven’t...

Hearty Vegetable Soup

Nothing tastes better in cold rainy weather than a nice big bowl of soup! Ingredients: 1 container low-sodium vegetable broth 1 can diced tomatoes 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 can kidney beans 1 can low-sodium green beans 4-5 stalks of celery, diced 1 cup red cabbage,...

Consistency Before Intensity

I relish the feeling of using all my strength and power until I’m spent. My favorite boulder problems—short, intense series of climbing moves—are the ones that demand everything I have but let me just sneak by successfully—the climbing equivalent of a one-rep max. But...

The Scoop and the Second Pull

Olympic weightlifters have been found to have higher vertical leaps and quicker 25-meter sprint times than any other athletes, including Olympic high-jumpers and sprinters. The technical explanation for this is that the weightlifters have better “speed strength” than...

Turkey-Quinoa Meatballs

Ingredients: 1 pound 99% lean ground turkey breast 1 pound 93% lean ground turkey 1 cup cooked quinoa (cooked in chicken broth) 1 medium yellow onion, diced 6 garlic cloves 1 cup chopped spinach leaves 1 large egg, whisked 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce ¼ teaspoon...