Are Portion Sizes Too Big?

Portion Sizes Then vs Now

Portion Sizes According To The Experts According to health experts at the NorthShore University HealthSystem, Americans are gaining substantial weight not necessarily by the food we’re eating, but by the amount of food we eat.  Learning to control portion sizes may be the key to weight loss and overall health. In fact in 1971 only 15% of … [Read more...]

Cardio V.S. Weight Training

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There are certain misconceptions about cardio and weight training.  A few being that cardio is the best and only way to get skinny and fit, or that weight training bulks you up and is only for men.  Here at Sole, we love to run.  We know you do as well, but we also want you to be well informed and have a knockout exercise routine to make you fit … [Read more...]

Is Walking Enough Exercise?


According to The New York Times the average American walks 5,117 steps per day.  But are those steps enough?  Walking might be considered commonplace, but with the right amount of discipline it can reap worthwhile health benefits.   And while it might not be the most rigorous, walking is ideal for all ages and fitness levels.   It can also easily … [Read more...]

Nutrition Tips for Runners: 5 foods that will help sustain your run


Running for exercise (or sport) requires good nutrition to fuel the body.   Doctors and nutritionists have rounded out specific foods that  aid in the performance and recovery of your body, allowing you focus on what's really important -- running the race. As you burn more calories going the extra miles, these 5 nutritional foods will help … [Read more...]

Don’t Skip These Workout Stretches


Stretching can be just as important as your exercise- don't believe me? Stretches improve your workout both physically and mentally, here's how: Posture Releases tension Flexibility Decreases potential for injury Increases blood and nutrient flow to muscles Which workout stretches shouldn't you skip? 1. Forward bend: This workout … [Read more...]

Popular Pins: January

1. Celebs: They're just like us!

1. On our 'Sweat in Style' board- we feature a few celebs! From Megan Fox to Victorias's Secret supermodels, the paparazzi is always catching celebs in and out of their gyms or trainers. We love getting fitness gear tips from our customers, they always introduce us to brands we've never heard of, which is awesome. This board is chock-full of … [Read more...]

7 Books All Runners Should Read


1. The Non-Runner's Marathon Trainer by David A. Whitsett, Forrest A. Dolgener, Tanjala Jo Kole “Athlete. Runner. Marathoner. Are these words you wouldn't exactly use to describe yourself?  Do you consider yourself too old or too out of shape to run a marathon? But somewhere deep inside have you always admired the people who could reach down and … [Read more...]

Use Your Treadmill For These 5 Exercises

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Like most worthwhile exercise equipment, the treadmill (especially the Sole Treadmill!) can be utilized for so much more than its intended purpose.  Speaking of multi-purpose equipment:  here are 5 simple, yet effective, exercises that can boost your treadmill workout.  Below, Fitnessista shows us how: 1. Inverted Rows:  Bring the treadmill to a … [Read more...]

Popular Pins: December

Sandwich Recipes

These pins were re-pinned way more than the others, so we wanted to share them here as well, along with their content! 1. Sole-spiration Yes, we did make that up, but you all love the motivational & inspirational message we share on Facebook and Pinterest. It's no wonder, so often, it's things we know. Seeing the motivational message makes … [Read more...]

Running Shoes 101

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Why Shoes Matter Shoes are the difference between running correctly, and therefore strong; or incorrectly, which can lead to major pains and future problems.   After all, running tends to be a life-long process, and do it the right way is the only option for sustained longevity. The first thing Mackenzie Lobby, a writer for Competitor Running, … [Read more...]