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.
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.
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.
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.
Knowing what to eat before, during and after a run is a tricky thing, so we reached out to Move Ya Brass Krewe member and Registered Dietician Lisa Littrell for advice.
Lisa serves as the current Health and Nutrition Coordinator at Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans Head Start Program. She's also a lifelong athlete who found running in 2015. She ran her first 5K that year at The Crescent City Fall Classic and continued training so she could participate in this year's Rock 'n' Roll Marathon and an ultra 50K at the Croom Fools Run in Florida.
Here's what she told us about fueling as a runner.