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Experts Weigh In: “Everest is Completely Out of Control”

“Everest is a shit show,” said Aaron Huey, a <i>National Geographic</i> photographer who is currently documenting the culture of Sherpa guides. Ten years or more ago, I mused, that pronouncement would have stirred up protestations, or at least murmurs. But this May, the Friday morning crowd, coffee mugs in …

Athletic Supporter: Functional and Fun Women's Sports Bras

<b>Low impact</b><br>Our tester, a yogini, designated the <b>Patagonia Active Mesh bra</b> her "go-to choice for low-impact activities." Pretty floral graphics in front and supportive straps that contour to a slimming V in back guarantee unobstructed movement.<p>XSXL, $35, patagonia.com

Protein Sources: The Best Protein Bars

The Best Protein Bars: Strong Food for a Strong Body<p>When you're too busy to scrutinize labels, grab one of these and get more protein.<p>Mitch Mandel<p>1. Pure Organic Cranberry Orange Bar<p>Who says a bar can't taste as good as real food? This minimally processed one is made from all-organic ingredients, …

Your Best Running Fuel | Women's Health

For one of the trials, they were asked to restrict their fluid intake for 22 hours beforehand and were not allowed to drink during the run. Before the other trial, they arrived well hydrated and were given water during each rest break.<p>Researchers monitored their heart rates, gastrointestinal …

Running Music: Playlists to Help You Pick Up the Pace

Freshen up your running playlist with these fast-paced songs<p>iStockphoto/Thinkstock<p>Thirty-five percent of WH readers told us in an online poll that when exercising outdoors, they always listen to music—and that their tunes are as essential as their sneaks and sports bra.<p>Need to freshen up your …

Speed Cardio: Why You Should Pick Up The Pace

When you want to win a race or transform your physique, slow and steady won't do the trick. Sure, even-paced sessions on the elliptical or treadmill can strengthen your ticker and help you let off steam. But those workouts won't necessarily make it easier to zip up your skinny jeans or smoke the …

A Healthy Diet for Runners: Meal Plan

Mix and match any meal in the same category whenever you'd like. Then choose three of our satisfying 100-cal snacks each day, and you'll come to about 1,500 nutrition-packed calories a day. An added bonus: We've added meat-free menus and convenience foods, too. For more healthy snack ideas, check …

Your Skin on Running: Prevent Heat Rash, Blisters, Chaffing, and More

<b>The Issue: Chafing</b><p><i>The Culprit:</i> Skin-on-clothing or skin-on-skin friction leads to raw, red skin typically around bra line, nipples, underarms, and thighs.<p><b>Treat It:</b> Apply Aquaphor Healing Ointment (1.75 oz, $4.79, Drugstore.com) or A+D Skin Protection Original Ointment (4 oz, $4.00, Walmart.com) …

101 Greatest Running Tips

It can be tough to stay motivated—especially when you're tired or the weather sucks. But we've got 101 reasons why you can't quit—from our friends at Runner's World<p>"Stop fighting it!" That's what a fellow marathoner yelled at me years ago in the middle of a very windy out-and-back marathon. "Don't …

Running for Weight Loss

<b>Week One</b><p><b>Monday</b><br>Run 30 minutes.<br>Walk 5.<br>Stretch.<p><b>Tuesday</b> <br>"Tone Zone" Strength Training Program.<br>Stretch.<p><b>Wednesday</b><br>Run 30 minutes.<br>Walk 5.<br>Stretch<p><b>Thursday</b> <br>"Rock Solid Abs" Strength Training Program.<br>Stretch.<p><b>Friday</b><br>Run 30 minutes.<br>Walk 5 minutes.<br>Stretch.<p><b>Saturday</b><br>Rest Day<p><b>Sunday</b><br>Run 30 minutes.<br>Walk 5 minutes.<br>Stretch.<p>…

Race-Day Tips for Half-Marathons

<b>Out With The New.</b><br>"Stick with your normal routine," says Brophy Achman. "Don't wear anything new, and don't eat anything different the night before, morning of, or during your race." The tried-and-true that worked for your training runs is your best bet to help you avoid issues like chafing, …

10K Training: Run Your First or Fastest 10K

Maxwell designed 10-K training plans (one for beginners and one for intermediate runners) that will get you race-ready in just seven weeks. Each plan calls for four days of running per week, plus one day of optional cross-training.<p>So what are you waiting for? Sign up for a race, pick your plan, and …

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Arcade Fire Cover the Smiths' "London" in London

Echo and the Bunnymen's Ian McCulloch joins the band on "The Cutter"<p>Arcade Fire have continued their streak of canny cover songs as they've taken the</i> …

Pictures of the Week 6.5.14

Breathtaking Photos of the Blue Forest in Belgium

If you love discovering extraordinary travel destinations off the beaten path, do we have a place for you. Though this may look like a scene straight out of a fairy-tale, this blue forest is, in fact, real. Just 30 minutes south of Brussels, in Belgium, is a forest called Hallerbos. During the …

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