The Journey

The intersection of fitness, fashion, and tech to help you #LiveINSPIRED

Go Ahead...Indulge a Little

There’s a reason that advertisements for the newest and hottest ways to achieve a “beach body” start January 1. It’s because of the season we’re about to enter…the holiday season.   Sure, there’s a lot to celebrate; it’s aa month to celebrate family, to carry on old traditions and to enjoy yourself. But, most of those celebrations involve food and drink, and, when taken to extremes, they can wreak havoc...

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Baby it's (Getting) Cold Outside

Unless you’re one of the lucky few to live in a locale that experiences balmy highs all year, you’ve probably started to notice a change in the seasons. Days are getting shorter, nights are getting longer and temperatures are starting to drop. Bottom line: winter is coming. As a runner or other outdoor sports enthusiast, you’ve probably been dreading this time of year since the warmth of spring begins. Why...

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6 Ways to Eat Healthier Without Dieting

You work out the recommended number of days per week. You're able to go all out and feel good about it when you’re done. What about at the end of the day, though; do you ever feel like maybe you could have done better? Do you want to push your fitness to the next level? How about fit into a new style of workout clothes? If you’re leaving everything you’ve got...

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Getting Back to the Grind After Vacation: You've Got This

While summer nights are slowly fading into the background, you might be thinking about new routines: school, work or even the changing seasons. But, maybe something else could use a change, a new commitment, or a big first step – maybe it’s time to put your focus back onto your fitness. Whether your vacation was in the literal sense – a week or two away from your home base –...

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Incorporating Fitness into Your Next Vacation: Have a Guilt-Free Getaway

It’s that time of year again; the sun is blazing (pretty much everywhere!), temperatures are soaring and mid-summer blues are kicking in. For many people, this means it’s time for a serious vacation. Sometimes creating a Pinterest board of dream getaways and browsing during work hours just doesn’t do the trick. While vacations are an excellent option for enjoying the heat instead of suffering through – it’s easier to soak...

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Is Your Fitness Fashion Functional? 5 Ways to Improve

As a fitness enthusiast, regardless of your sport or performance level, you’ve probably put some time into thinking about what you wear to get your game on. Considering Americans spend $40-50 billion a year on workout gear, gym memberships and other fitness related products, it’s not a surprise that fashion comes into question. We all want to look great in our Instagram photos; am I right #fitfam? But, is your...

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Rock Your Next Workout - 5 Ways Your Sport Earbuds are Holding You Back

When you’re ready to hit the pavement, gym or wherever else you get the job done, you likely turn to music to make it happen. Whether it’s out of habit, just because you need something in the background, because you need the rhythm to keep pace or because you need to distract yourself, music is one of the greatest workout companions that exists. If you feel this way, you’re not...

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5 Ways Music Can Help You Eat Healthy

Studies show that listening to music does all sorts of good things for our bodies and minds. It can lift bad moods, make it easier to get "in the zone" during workouts and help distract us from temptations such as eating junk or giving into temper tantrums. But did you know music can even make you eat better? Believe it or not, adding a daily routine of the right tunes...

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Adjust Your Environment to Increase Your Fitness Motivation

Nobody needs to tell you that sometimes it’s darned difficult to lace up your shoes, roll out your yoga mat or drag yourself to the gym. The motivation to work out just isn’t there, while the motivation to eat cheese puffs and Netflix your life away most definitely is. Like, hard. So what’s a would-be devoted exercise aficionado to do? Believe it or not, it might be as simple as...

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Integrate Fitness Clothes Into Your Everyday Wardrobe Without Looking Like a Fool

Just because you tug on spandex capris and a form-fitting top for the gym doesn’t mean you can’t wear such things the rest of the time. Yet even though fitness clothes are some of the most comfortable around and have been enjoying some major time in the fashion limelight, most of us feel guilty wearing them day in, day out. Because let’s face it: Fitness might be totally in, but...

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Hot or Not: Get That Heart Rate Up the RIGHT Way

This ain’t the 80s, people. You wouldn’t even think about breaking out a neon sweatband and matching Reeboks. Similarly, you’re probably not heading to 6 a.m. Jazzercise or sweating it out to Richard Simmons. So why confine yourself to other tired types of exercise either? It’s a brave new world, and there are plenty of ways to get that heart rate up without getting bored, which is more likely to...

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Tech Soul Mates: Finding Sport Earbuds for Life

If you work out seriously, you know all about “the zone,” that place where all the pain seems to fall away and you feel as though you could keep sweating forever. Of course, not every workout results in this blessed-out state, but there is a reliable way to increase the number of sessions that do … and I’ll bet you know what it is. If you guessed listening to music,...

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Energy on the Go: Expert Eating Tips to Fuel Your Busy Lifestyle

Healthy eating – not so difficult, right? When you’re at home surrounded by beloved pots and pans, fresh ingredients and wholesome snacks, it’s really not that hard to swap out that chocolate bar for almonds and that gooey Caesar salad for a spinach chicken version instead. But while you absolutely deserve to be congratulated for a healthy home eating routine, that’s not where most people fall down. In fact, when...

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Turn Your Workout Into a Routine, Not a Choice

Do your mornings sometimes feel like a battle between your good intentions and your comfy bed? If you’re anything like us, a random Tuesday might begin like this: Good Intentions: The sun is just rising! It’s the perfect time to head out into the world and work up a nice sweat! Bed: Bed. Good Intentions: No, no, no! Let’s go listen to that birdsong and greet the morning and set...

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Packing a Fitness Capsule Wardrobe

So you’re headed on a trip, and you want to make sure you bring absolutely as much gear and luggage as possible! Ideally you’ll spend unnecessary time in airport security scanning everything, then have to check your bags at the gate anyway. Overhead compartments will be a nightmare. Getting cabs and unloading at your hotel should be as much of a hassle as possible. Wait … no. That’s not right....

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7 Healthy Habits for Young Professionals

Gone are the days of  rolling out of bed at noon, attending a few classes, snacking all day with friends and then maybe going to the gym before heading out for the night.  Even if you’re at the end of your undergraduate academic career, fitness is beginning to take a more critical role in your daily life. Perhaps you’re no longer able to pop in for a mid-morning yoga class,...

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Spring Eating: Fat-Burning Foods to Help Lose the Winter Bulk

Spring is nearly upon us and it's time to do away with your winter transgressions and get back into a healthy routine. Maybe you've been keeping up with your workouts despite the distraction of holiday parties and the obstacles of snow and freezing temperatures, or maybe you haven't. Perhaps you've slacked a bit in your usual regimen and allowed a little bulk to hide underneath those warm sweaters and Canada Goose jacket. Don’t...

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Spring Into Action: How to Get Back Into a Workout Routine

Remember back on January 1st when you went to the gym for the first time in months and made a resolution to go every day for the rest of the year? Yeah... it's ok, we won't judge. Whether it's because of work, school, kids, or pure laziness, maintaining a gym workout routine on a long term basis is tough. However, that doesn't mean you should abandon all hope and resign...

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Finally find the perfect fit with Zipbuds

You are probably sick of companies going on about their soft, feminine approach to their products. Are these brands claiming to be "gentle" because they think that’s what girls need, or are they actually concentrating on comfort? At Zipbuds, the obvious solution wasn't to try and make the ideal girls-only pair of earbuds for "delicate" ears. Instead, the Slide Sport workout earbuds are designed to be gentle and comfortable for...

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Why Upbeat Music Makes Your Workout Much More Effective

Why do we choose to put in a pair of sport earbuds and listen to our favorite workout tunes while at the gym? There is a good chance that most of us will simply say that it puts us 'in the zone' or that it simply makes us feel better. While this is true, there is actually a lot more to it than that. Upbeat music is scientifically proven to...

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Top 10 Healthiest New Year's Resolutions

The clocks have struck midnight and the time has come – either start those new year’s resolutions you boasted about in the bar or turn into a pumpkin. It’s one thing to say, “in 2016 I will be healthier and get fitter”. It’s a whole other thing to get out there and make your resolutions a reality. The best place to start is by breaking your broad resolutions into manageable...

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The Top Features To Look For When Buying Workout Headphones

Music and fitness go hand in hand. For every runner motivating themselves with their favorite songs on that last mile, there is a gym-goer blocking out distractions with a perfectly-paced playlist. The problem is that a great pair of workout earbuds can be hard to find. Go for the expensive model with the great sound dynamics and you end up wasting money on something that doesn't last; go for a...

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The Best Sport Earbuds For The New Year

The holidays are tough time for those of us that want to stay in shape; we eat too much during the family dinner, drink too much at the office parties, and never seem to find the time to go for a run, especially in the rain and snow. It can be difficult to get back into the mindset of regular workouts and gym sessions once the holidays are over and it...

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