Working Out After Injury or Illness

Nikki Staab knows how challenging it can be to put an active lifestyle on hold while recovering from an injury or illness. The certified personal trainer had surgery from a plantar plate tear and spent months in a cast and boot. The process isn’t new to...

Lagom: Finding Balance in Doing Just Enough

I started off my quarantine optimistically with a mental list of cupboards to organize, webinars to take, and books to read. I had visions of midday yoga classes and morning walks. About two weeks in, though, I wanted nothing more than to crawl into my...

How to Avoid Common Bike Injuries

Whether you’re starting a bike commute, thinking of leisurely family bike rides, or planning to go all-out and compete in a race, you’ll want to do a few things: Get a bike that fits, avoid injuries, and get a helmet! Bike Fitting Did you know that many...

What You Need to Know About Vitamin D

Known as the sunshine vitamin, vitamin D is probably the most talked-about vitamin. If you haven’t previously supplemented it, now might be a good time to start as stay-at-home orders have many of us spending more time inside. Public Health of England went as far...

Baked With Beans: Cookies With Protein & Fiber

If you never say no to some afternoon (or mid-morning) cookies--even though the sugar-packed treat leaves you fighting to keep your eyes open an hour later, you might consider baking your treats with beans. Stay with me here! It might sound weird, but the texture and...

Before You Go Back to the Gym, Read This

First, no judgement if you haven’t been partaking in Zoom Zumba or running on the sidewalk with a mask on. We’re all doing the best we can with the gyms closed and routines thrown off. Actively Northwest talked to physical therapists from Core Physical Therapy about...