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Hey Laura, how should I fuel my workouts?

Kristina writes:

Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve started working out really hard in the mornings. I like to get some circuit training in by doing Jillian Michaels’ 30 Day Shred, then I usually try to get more cardio in by hopping on the treadmill, or jogging outside. The problem that I’m running into is that I’m ravenous, and a little light headed by the end. I’m drinking plenty of water (I think) throughout the workout, which makes me think that this is a food/fueling problem. I don’t like to eat before my workouts because I’m not usually hungry, and I feel better while working out if I don’t. But maybe there’s something I should eat, that will fuel my workout without making me feel...

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Hey Laura, what can I do for my back pain?

Heather caught me on Facebook this afternoon, wondering what she can do for her chronic back pain during the 2 weeks that her chiropractor is out of town.

Oh, Heather! I know how it is; I get absolutely panicky inside when I can’t get instant access my chiropractor!

Luckily, there is an inexpensive tool to help you maintain a more comfortable existence between chiro appointments: the foam roller.

Just a simple cylinder of high density foam, this magical creature will become your best friend! You can find them at most sporting goods stores, or you can order from Amazon (and support heylaurawhat.com!)

The foam roller assists in self massage for myofascial release. The fascia are the...

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