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The 15-Minute Body-Weight Workout

Ah, summer: long days at the beach, cocktails rimmed with salt, and—most important—a break from everyday life. But it can also mean staying in cramped hotel rooms and deciding between packing your running shoes or those cute wedges in your carry-on.<p>Staying on track with fitness is key in the …

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Should I Stretch Before or After My Runs?

Neither, experts say. Or if you must, do it after your workout—not before.<p>You’ve seen the iconic image of a runner bent over and touching his toes. You’ve probably seen plenty of runners doing this before races. So it may surprise you to hear that this so-called static stretching—attempting to …

Power Poses

Take 10 minutes to strengthen key muscles for better running this spring.<p>With its shorter days and less favorable conditions, winter is the perfect time to run a little less and strength-train a little more. Strung together, these six yoga poses form a routine that builds the abdominals, back, …

What's the Difference Between Fartlek, Tempo, and Interval Runs?

Here's a quick breakdown of these three major types of speed workouts.<p><i>Hi Jenny, I just read your article,</i> <i>'</i><i>What Should I Do During the Off Season</i><i>?'. Very helpful, thanks! Could you briefly explain to me the difference between fartlek, tempo, and interval runs? Thanks! Mary</i><p>Hi, Mary. Thanks for the …

Core Exercise: Scissor Jumps - Women's Running

<b>Want a hard core middle, but pressed for time? Add this simple exercise into your ab routine for solid results!</b><p>Scissor jumps is one of 36 …

Motivational Poster #66

When it comes to New Year's resolutions, it's best to keep it simple.<p>You may unsubscribe at any time.

Train Your Brain for Resilience

UCSD study finds mindfulness training produces "elite" brain patterns.<p>Back in October, I had the opportunity to visit a lab in San Diego where some of the toughest people in the world come to have their brains scanned. For the last few years, Martin Paulus and his colleagues have been studying …

How Exercise Regulates Your Appetite

New study reveals a stomach-brain-appetite link.<p>What foods do you usually think about at the end of a workout? Oranges and watermelon, or a big, thick brownie? Recently published research in the <i>American Journal of Clinical Nutrition</i> gives some insight into your likely choice.<p>The research group had …

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7 Proven Tips To Help You Achieve Your Biggest Goals In 2014 | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

With the new year’s right around the corner, many of us start to ambitiously muster up a new list of goals. One study of people trying to quit …

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The Effects of Nutrition on Positivity | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

The experience of eating is strongly tied to emotional circuits in the brain. In his 2011 doctoral dissertation, Michael Saddoris of Johns Hopkins …

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Motivational Quotes | Runner's World

The 26.2-mile distance has inspired some wise words throughout the ages.​<p>Motivational sayings from the iconic American runner.​<p>The iconic race has sparked some inspirational sayings throughout the years.​<p>Illustrations By Megan Hetzel<p>A champion is made when you look at the time spent …

The Strength Within

You're stronger than whatever roadblock you may face.<p>You may unsubscribe at any time.

The 8-Week Beginner’s Guide

70.88 KB<p>This training guide is designed to get you to the point where you can run 30 minutes (about two miles) at a slow, relaxed pace. It’s a simple, progressive program that begins with more walking than running, and gradually evolves into more running than walking.<p>Once you are able to run two …

How to Use a Foam Roller

Six pre- and postrun routines to boost flexibility and recovery.<p>If you use a foam roller only to rehab injured muscles, you're not getting the most out of it. A roller—which looks like a firm log—can be a valuable part of a healthy runner's warmup and cooldown routine, says Michael Clark, Ph.D., a …

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Strong Minded

Why you're smart to run and smarter because you do.<p>Running helps more than your heart and lungs. Promising brain research shows a strong link between running and a "younger," more nimble brain. Vigorous cardiovascular activity pumps more oxygen-and glucose-rich blood to your noggin. And when you …

Master Every Run

Simple tricks to make all your workouts successful.<p>At some point, all new runners realize that they are capable of tackling just about anything—whether it's hills, speedwork, long runs, or even races. The fact that you're attempting such a range of runs marks a major accomplishment. But if you …

Midrun Mishaps

Conquer common problems when they strike.<p>You're in the middle of an important training run or race when a cramp, blister, or slippery banana peel strikes. Here's how to run around these setbacks.<p><b>Oh No! Muscle Cramp</b><b><br>Recovery Plan:</b> Stop running and apply pressure to the muscle. Press firmly for 15 …

Comeback Plan

Kick-start your routine—and stick with it all year long.<p>It happens to even the most well-intentioned runner. The babysitter bails, so you can't get out. Work obligations derail a three-miler, icy sidewalks nix another. Before you know it, your regular routine is a distant memory. The good news is …

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The Only Way to Improve Your Situation is to Improve Yourself

Self-improvement is multifaceted. To improve yourself, you must consider every aspect of the word self. This means improving your mind, your body, …

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Fully Fit

Improve your form and avoid injury with this elite coach's fast head-to-toe workout.<p>I am a marshmallow. After enduring two grueling days of dynamic stretching, strength training, hurdle and sprint drills—all under the exacting eye of Olympic coach John Cook—muscles I didn't know existed ache and …

Breathing Tips for New Runners

How to breathe while running to avoid exhaustion and side stitches.<p><i>Hi! I'm a new runner and I'm experiencing a problem with controlling my breathing. Though I don't feel any soreness or pain in my legs, in about 200 meters, it gets incredibly hard to breathe. It feels like my lungs are resisting</i> …

8 Social Networks for Fitness Freaks

Motivation plays an essential role in exercising. Without it, working out just becomes...working.<p>If you don't have a partner to push you through your …