I’m excited to announce that Fitness.SE is among RunKeeper‘s initial launch partners for the release of their new Healthy Button! Much like the buttons that allow you to share a post on Facebook, Twitter, or Google Plus, the RunKeeper Healthy Button allows you to share “fitness tips, inspiring stories and healthy food recipes” with your RunKeeper friends (your “street teammates”).
Here’s what it looks like on our site:
For those of you who haven’t used RunKeeper, it’s a really cool smart phone app that helps you track your workouts using GPS. It eliminates the need to plan out the route for your runs and bike rides – you can just go and RunKeeper will give you updates on distance, average speed, and calories burned. Everyone who signs up for RunKeeper also has a profile page that showcases your workouts. You can connect with your friends to see what they’ve been up to, comment, and help motivate each other. With the addition of the healthy button, you’ll now be able to share posts relating to healthy living with your friends as well!
So what does this mean for us? Basically, it’s a great new way for us to share Fitness.SE content with our RunKeeper friends. Sharing to Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus are all great for getting the word out to a really large network, but the RunKeeper network is more targeted towards people who are looking specifically for content like what we have – tips about exercise, nutrition, and healthy living. So every time you read a great post on fitness.stackexchange.com, hit that Healthy Button and share it with your RunKeeper friends!
The second in our series of interviews with fitness buffs and nutritionists is with Ben Greenfield, also known as “Get Fit Guy” of the Quick and Dirty Tips network that includes Nutrition Diva and Grammar Girl. Ben has been on the fitness and exercise track ever since playing tennis in high school and college. He enjoyed playing tennis so much that he decided to major in sports science, get a master’s degree in exercise physiology and human nutrition, and make a career out of being a personal trainer and sports nutritionist.
Currently Ben holds down several part-time gigs as a blogger and podcaster. In addition to being Get Fit Guy, Ben has his own blog and podcast at Ben Greenfield Fitness, and actively contributes to Endurance Planet, Rockstar Triathlete Academy, and Train for Top Dollar.
As someone who is really into working out, eating well, and being healthy, I follow a lot of fitness and nutrition bloggers. One of my favorite podcast networks is Quick and Dirty Tips because they have an expert for almost anything, including a Get Fit Guy and a Nutrition Diva. Today, we’re going to hear from Nutrition Diva about common nutrition myths, the relationship between exercise and nutrition, and what she thinks of Stack Exchange. Read on!
Every time I run a race, the three things I want immediately after finishing are a bottle of water, food, and a massage. So when Stack Fitness sponsored the Rock ‘n’ Roll 10k, we brought custom water bottles, chocolate chip nutrition bars, and a massage therapist. Look at all these goodies. Makes you kinda jealous, huh?