Alena Reich

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3 Ways to Become a Better Runner

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What Happens When a Former Junk Food Junkie Tries to Go 30 Days Eating Only Organic Food?

If the food’s been processed, packaged, dyed, or genetically engineered, it’s been in my stomach. My wife would browse broccoli at the grocery store; I was a 7-Eleven man.<p>I bought sugar stuffed in cellophane. I ate premade lunches that featured atomic-orange cheese. I would knock back a Coke …

17 Things Everyone Should Know About Metabolism

"Calories in, calories out" doesn't even begin to cover it.

10 Crazy—But Awesome!—Exercises You Haven't Seen Anywhere Else

Challenge your muscles in all-new ways to spur new growth and skyrocket your metabolism<p>Classic moves like the pushup and squat will always be a part of your workout routine. But sometimes it pays to step outside your comfort zone. These 10 wacky exercises might make you feel uncoordinated when you …


The 6 Most Common Running Pains and When to See a Doctor

<b>Aches are common (and totally normal) after a hard workout. Here's how to know whether yours might be a sign of something more serious.</b><p><i>By Meg Lappe</i>, SELF<p>Longer daylight and summer hours at the office mean more time for running pre- and post-work. Unfortunately, it can also mean aches, pains and …