NIke Metcon 4 - the best CrossFit Training Shoe - shown here in University Red and Black/White color combination - best looking training shoe for 2018!
Cross Training Shoes

Nike Metcon 4 vs Nike Metcon 3 Training Shoe

Nike’s best cross training shoe for 2018 – the Nike Metcon 4 – is now available online via Rogue Fitness. The Nike Metcon 4 is designed to be a CrossFit training shoe. How does the Nike Metcon 4 stack up versus the Nike Metcon 3? Let’s find out… Nike Metcon 5 Release Date? Nike has released no information about a possible upcoming Nike Metcon 5 training shoe. However, if they do, you can expect it will likely be available in December of 2018 or in January 2019. Considering that the Nike Metcon 4 just came out in January of 2018, we’re definitely months away from the next shoe at best. And, the Nike Metcon 4 is excellent – you might [Read more …]

The FitAtMidlife Home and Travel WOD Generator works great on iOS - phone or tablet - as well as Android
Exercise

Travel and Home Workout Of the Day Generator

We’ve built the FitAtMidlife Home and Travel WOD (Workout Of the Day) Generator to help you improve and maintain your health and fitness. It’s totally free, simple to use, and works on iPhone, Android, Windows, and Mac. What’s a WOD? It’s the Workout Of the Day. Simply load up the Travel WOD page and you’ll see a traveler and home-friendly, randomly chosen fitness routine – complete with a stopwatch style timer. If the exercise choice doesn’t work for your situation – simply hit the “Change WOD” button and try another combination. The WODs utilize a lot of time constraint techniques to boost intensity and keep you moving – such as EMOM (Every Minute On the Minute), Tabata intervals, AMRAP, and [Read more …]

Business Travel can disrupt your regular fitness and nutrition regimen - get tips on how to maintain
Exercise

How to Stay Fit While Traveling for Business

How to Stay Fit While You Travel Ah, the joys of business travel – on short notice, you’re up at 4am to catch a flight to somewhere three time zones away – and then a full day of meetings and a formal business dinner. Just keeping on top of your regular email and to-do list is a challenge – never mind fitness and nutrition. Advice for busy midlife professionals If your travel schedule has a lot of free time – the sky is the limit. But we’re going to assume that’s NOT the case. At midlife family, career, and other obligations make the fitness challenge much greater – but not impossible. The key is efficiency. We will present options that [Read more …]

Adidas Power Perfect 3 Weightlifting Shoe - in Blue
Cross Training Shoes

Weightlifting Shoes vs Cross Training Shoes

The difference between weightlifting shoes and cross training shoes Lifting heavy requires the right footwear. Many people lift using normal sneakers or running shoes – and that’s a big mistake. Running shoes have way too much padding and cushion. While this makes them great for the repeated, jarring impact of running, it doesn’t make them very good for hoisting hundreds of pounds above your head or on your back. But while functional fitness training like CrossFit does have a lot of weightlifting, it’s not exclusively about lifting weights. The WOD incorporates a lot more variety of training: sprints, rope climbs, box jumps, burpees, rope skipping, and so much more. We’re also going to look at options that are more versatile [Read more …]

Sardines - a good source of omega-3 fatty acids
Diet & Nutrition

Health Benefits of Omega-3 Fats

Omega-3 fatty acids (often called just omega-3s) are a group of polyunsaturated fatty acids that are important for a number of functions in the body. They are a type of essential fatty acid so-called because they are required by the body, but cannot be manufactured by the body. Therefore, your diet is an important source of these. Omega-3s can be found in cold-water fatty fish, such as salmon or sardines, or shellfish such as oysters and scallops. Flaxseed, canola oil, and walnuts also are other good dietary sources of omega-3 fatty acids. Because of the importance of these fats, it’s also become popular to use supplements such as fish oil as a source of Omega-3s. The three principal omega-3 fatty [Read more …]

That time of year is almost upon us - New Year's resolutions for 2018 will be out in full force soon. Here's tips to maximize your chances of success.
Diet & Nutrition

New Year’s Resolution 2019 – Tips for Health and Fitness Success.

New Year’s – Not the only time to make a profound change We believe that making a profound lifestyle change for health and fitness sake is something you can do any time of the year – not just at New Year’s. But we also understand the excitement and fervor for a fresh start with the new calendar year. We’re happy to contribute some tips and tricks to maximize your success. With that in mind, consider that all these tips and tricks apply at any time of the year. The time-honored tradition of the New Year’s Resolution is just about upon us again for 2019. Soon you’ll hear countless declarations from your friends and family – about getting a new, fresh [Read more …]