51 Articles by Laura McDonald

Laura McDonald

5 Super-Simple Exercises To Add To Your Workout Routine

You know the feeling when you want to get in a good workout but you don't have much time? These are five of my favorite moves you can bust through to...

Laura McDonald
November 14 2014

A Basic Stretching Sequence To Release Tension

Most of us spend our days days sitting, and often with poor posture. This seated sequence will help stretch our spines straight, keep the spine supple...

Laura McDonald
October 28 2014

Switch Up Your Running Routine With This Stair Workout (Video)

Are you looking for a way to get in a great workout without hitting the gym? Do you wonder how you can change up your regular running or walking...

Laura McDonald
October 28 2014

Add This Easy Stretch To Your Morning Routine (Video)

I want to help inspire you to carve out a few minutes in your hectic day to connect energy, movement and breath. It doesn’t have to be complicated....

Laura McDonald
September 24 2014

20 Ways To Add More Wellness To Your Workday

I recently had the pleasure of being a guest speaker on Martha Stewart Radio. I was asked to speak to the audience on how to create a healthier and...

Laura McDonald
September 16 2014

Fun Fall Workout: 8 Moves You Can Do Anytime, Anywhere

Summer may be coming to an end, but there’s still plenty of time to get outdoors for a workout. I’ve designed this as an efficient total body workout...

Laura McDonald
September 10 2014

How To Train For Your First 5K

There’s nothing like the glory of crossing the finish line! Whether you’re new to racing or looking to jump back in, this simple plan will have you up...

Laura McDonald
August 27 2014

A 6-Minute High-Intensity Workout You Can Do Anywhere

High-intensity workouts, like Tabata and HIIT, are all the rage, ranking at the top of fitness trends for 2014 and for good reason. I’ve been doing...

Laura McDonald
July 15 2014

A Simple Resistance Band Workout You Can Do In Any Park

I love using resistance bands with my clients and groups when we train outdoors. They’re inexpensive, lightweight and perfect for an efficient, quick...

Laura McDonald
April 21 2014

Make Your Own Tomato-Basil-Garlic Sauce!

This is one of my go-to recipes when I’m looking for something quick, healthy and easy. My family always loves this dish. Serve it with a nice big...

Laura McDonald
March 27 2014

26 Tweaks To Help You Lose Weight & Feel Great

Little adjustments create healthier habits that help you feel better, look better, lose weight, and can become spontaneous over a period of time. Bump...

Laura McDonald
February 6 2014

Make Your Fitness Goals A Reality! Here's How

Here we go again! Another year you’re going to get in shape, get healthier, stronger, leaner and work out on a regular basis. Sounds easy enough and...

Laura McDonald
January 6 2014

Veggie Sandwich In A Snap (Easy, Healthy, & Budget Friendly)

Here's a quick, warm veggie sandwich that’s great for lunch or a snack. My kids love to build their own and I love getting them in the kitchen.

Laura McDonald
December 29 2013

Escarole & White Bean Salad

This dish was a hit with my whole family! Not only was it warm, satisfying, and had a little kick, it was super healthy and just right on a cold...

Laura McDonald
December 17 2013

15 Ways To Rock Your 50s

Recently, while filling out a questionnaire, I was asked, “At what point in your life did you feel your best?”

Laura McDonald
December 13 2013

Why You Need To Slow Down For Better Health

Instead of go, go, go, could you try slow, slow, slow? Life will always be busy, but finding a few ways to slow down can bring you better health and...

Laura McDonald
November 16 2013

9 Ways To Get Happier & Healthier, Starting Today

Being healthy and happy isn’t about the number on the scale or being able to cram your ass into a pair of skinny jeans.

Laura McDonald
October 26 2013