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Everyday tips for a fitter, healthier, and happier year<p>Thinkstock<p>Runners dream big. Tackling a new distance, posting a personal best, losing 20 pounds—we embrace grand challenges. But what happens after you accomplish your goal, or if your resolve weakens before you succeed? You risk …
Follow these 4 steps, and gradually exercise will become a no-brainer.<p>After a few weeks of running, you'll begin to believe that there's something to this “runner’s high” thing. Feel-good brain chemicals—like dopamine and endocannabinoids—will be released while you’re on the road, and you’ll feel …Will Power
ALBERTO SALAZAR knows a thing or two about his sport. A former world-record holder in the marathon, and three-time winner of the New York City event, Salazar was the face of American distance running's last golden age, which peaked during the Reagan administration. Salazar also learned his lessons …Running
Make this the year you feel accomplished!
Running is not only great for the soul but good for your well-being.<p>You’ve probably heard it said that exercise is medicine. Well, it’s not just a saying; it’s the truth. There’s a raft of scientific evidence that proves that regular exercise (150 minutes per week, which is about 30 minutes five …NPR
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 …Exercise
Time-tested, universally accepted axioms of the sport.<p>In most cases, these rules started out as a lightbulb over one runner’s head. After a while, that runner told a few running buddies (probably during a long run), word spread, and before you know it, coaches were testing it, sports scientists …Running