Trail Running 101: Nature vs You

Trail Running 101: Nature vs You

Trail running is a good workout, creates community, and is fun. Not to mention most people can try it out without much preparation. However, there are a few things to consider before heading out to a trail. Move Ya Brass talked to a few experts to get the ins and outs of trail running.

Expert Tips for Running in the Heat

Expert Tips for Running in the Heat

It's summer. It's New Orleans. It's hot outside. But that doesn't mean you can't still run in the heat.

Of course, hydration, as well as planning for early mornings and later evenings (to avoid the hottest parts of the day) are important factors when participating in hot weather activities. But did you know gardening and chocolate milk can help as well?

Four experts weighed in on how to effectively run in the heat.

How to Stay Healthy While Indulging at Festivals

How to Stay Healthy While Indulging at Festivals

Jazz Fest may have just ended, but there's still plenty of festivaling to look forward to this summer. With that comes lots of food and drink, which means your healthy lifestyle could take a hit.

We reached out to MYB Krewe members on social media for their thoughts on staying healthy –  if that's even a priority – during festival season. Dietician Lisa Littrell also gave some practical advice for every level of fesitvalgoer.

How to Stay Hydrated: Tips From Ochsner's Eat Fit NOLA

How to Stay Hydrated: Tips From Ochsner's Eat Fit NOLA

Runners are constantly hearing about the importance of staying hydrated. Even people who don't work out need to be mindful of it, especially as the temperatures rise during the summertime. But is it as simple as just drinking water all day? Move Ya Brass spoke with Lauren Hulin, Registered Dietitian with Ochsner's Eat Fit NOLA, to find out.

Healthy St. Patrick's Day Cocktail & Mocktail Ideas From Eat Fit NOLA

Healthy St. Patrick's Day Cocktail & Mocktail Ideas From Eat Fit NOLA

Lauren Hulin from Ochsner Eat Fit NOLA shared a couple of their drink recipes for a healthy St. Patrick's Day. Whatever way you take them - with alcohol or without - enjoy these festive drinks at home, on the way to the bar or while enjoying a parade. 

How to Embrace Your Inner Winter Olympian in New Orleans

How to Embrace Your Inner Winter Olympian in New Orleans

The 2018 Winter Olympics are in full swing. Which means athletes of all ages and abilities watching from home are getting inspired to turn their dreams of competing for gold into a reality. Or, at the very least, upping their game and testing their athletic prowess.

Even though New Orleans is better suited for Summer Olympic sports, it doesn't mean you can't still train like a Winter Olympian. Well, maybe not just like these elite athletes, but you can attempt to master these sports, or try fun alternatives, either in Louisiana or on your travels.

Five Yoga Poses For Lower Back Pain That Benefit the Whole Body

Five Yoga Poses For Lower Back Pain That Benefit the Whole Body

Back pain can be an issue for runners, everyday athletes or something that just comes with age. Luckily there are a few yoga poses that can help alleviate some of that pressure. 

Move Ya Brass' fitness instructor Shanda Domango shared her favorite yoga poses for back pain, noting, "They help you stretch out other parts of your body too. Even though they're predominantly working the lower back, you're also getting a benefit of working other areas of your body that might be tight. Other areas that might be compromised when you're running, as far as dealing with impact. Especially the hips."

The next time you're feeling soreness in your lower back, try these Shanda recommended stretches.

Keep Your New Year's Resolutions With These Fun, Free Workouts

Keep Your New Year's Resolutions With These Fun, Free Workouts

Saving money and getting in shape are two of the most common New Year's resolutions. They're also two of the most commonly broken ones.

Changing up your workouts can keep you interested in fitness, while free workouts can help save you money while doing so. My favorite ways to do both include sprinting, running stairs and jumping rope, all of which can also come in handy if you just want to be a stronger, faster runner.