Resistance Training Made Easy With Shanda Domango

Resistance Training Made Easy With Shanda Domango

Resistance training. Strength training. Weight training. Whatever you want to call it, we've all heard it's a must add to our exercise programs — for weight loss, increasing muscle mass, heart health, reducing blood pressure — especially as we age. But the thought of walking into a gym surrounded by dumbbells and barbells and machines and overly fit people with bulging biceps can be intimidating. 

According to Move Ya Brass's group fitness instructor Shanda Domango it doesn't have to be. Resistance training is really just adding something a little extra to your workout. 

5 Reasons to Embrace Biking in New Orleans

5 Reasons to Embrace Biking in New Orleans

Biking is great exercise, good for your health, and can save you money when it comes to transportation. But biking in New Orleans can be a bit of a challenge, considering all the pot holes and traffic. Luckily, Bike Easy is around with a mission to make biking easy, safe, and fun for everyone throughout the city.  

Move Ya Brass talked with Bike Easy's community education manager Keith Holt, who shared the many ways biking in New Orleans is more ideal than one might expect.

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.