When I was growing up, we had a VHS tape of Arsenic and Old Lace that I watched probably a hundred times. It was one of my mother’s favorite movies. The story is very silly, but if you’ve never seen it, the plot circles around a couple of eccentric old ladies who take old bachelors…

“Join us for our newest group exercise class—Zumba!” the flier read. “What the heck is Zumba?” I remember thinking. I was 13 years old in the locker room of the YMCA in Charlotte, NC. When I asked my group fitness fanatic mother about it later, even she didn’t know what the class was. After a…

Alright, so, in my last blog, “Why a Bike Life Is a Better Life,” I briefly touched on the importance of following the same traffic laws that cars do. My friends that drive in the city often comment on the poor road etiquette of bikers and question if I’m one of those bikers that doesn’t…

So you’ve decided to start working out. Maybe you’re new to exercise, maybe it’s just been awhile. There are a few important things to consider. For example, a friend of mine decided to take up running recently. She dusted off an old pair of athletic sneakers from the back of her closet that were pretty…

Sugar, we’re going down swinging. These are more than just angst-ridden song lyrics—sugar really is taking us down, and we are fighting it because we don’t wanna hear it. Oh, how I love sugar. A melt-y ice cream cone on a steamy summer night, a powdery funnel cake at a carnival, a hot, flaky donut…

Conventional wisdom seems divided on this issue. Is it better to skip breakfast or to eat it? Will skipping breakfast cause you to gain more weight or lose it? Is it healthier to eat breakfast? The answer is: it depends. I realize that’s unsatisfying. And I’m an avowed breakfast eater, but I know plenty of…