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20 Tips That Will Actually Help You Start Running

(And people who aspire to be runners.)

9 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started Running

<i>Photo: Pond5</i><p><i>By Jenna Autuori-Dedic for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>While all you technically need to do is lace up your sneakers to get started with your running routine (find out how to buy the perfect pair here), turns out there's way more need-to-know info. And who better to turn to for tips than some of …

Marathons

Why Walking Is Better Than Running

<i>By Paige Greenfield, Prevention.com</i><p><i>(Photo by: Getty Images)</i><p>James O'Keefe, 58, is a cardiologist at Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute in Kansas City, MO. A self-proclaimed "exercise enthusiast," O'Keefe says there was a time -- decades, in fact -- when he would routinely spend two to three …

Immune System

An Extra Hour of Sleep Can Do More for Daily Happiness Than a $60,000 Raise

More and more scientific studies speak to the irrefutable benefits of sleep. A study published in <i>Science</i> even calculated that for the sleep deprived, an extra hour of sleep can do more for their daily happiness than a $60,000 raise. Arianna Huffington, <i>Thrive</i><p><b>A Good Night's Sleep</b><p>Few things can make …

5 foods for a flatter tummy

Swimsuit season may be over, but you can still keep your flat summer tummy throughout the year by eating foods that prevent bloating and help build muscle. Here are some delicious options:<p><b>Greek Yogurt</b><p>Protein is great for keeping weight in-check because it digests slowly, so you feel full longer and …

Nutrition

How Healthy Is Your Passion for Running?

New study concludes that being obsessed about performance could backfire.<p>Being passionate about training and racing can make you a great runner. Obsessing over it? Not so much.<p>According to a recent study published in the <i>Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports</i>, obsessing over your …

Marathons

New Runner: 7 Fueling Basics

<i>This story is part of an ongoing series aimed at new runners.</i><p>You won’t be able to run very far without some fuel, and that can come via your regular …

A Smarter Way to Increase Running Mileage

Photo: Shutterstock.comHave you heard of the <i>10 Percent Rule</i> for increasing your weekly running mileage?Most runners have. It’s a nearly universally …

Marathons

How To Shed Belly Fat And Slim Down in 3 Weeks

Make it a daily habit to eat healthfully and exercise to slim down in three weeks. Changing how your body functions on the inside will make you look …

What happens when a runner gives up running?

Running can feel like the most natural thing in the world - until you give up and find that not running is much easier. Pavement-pounder Chas Newkey-Burden explains how he lost and then found his marathon man's mojo<p>It is a source of widespread terror among runners: the fear that one day you will be …

57 Make-Ahead Breakfasts so You Can Sleep in and Eat Well All Week

We're all about the make-ahead breakfast, for those mornings that we just really don't have time.<p><b>As much as we'd love to</b>, we don't have time to make restaurant-ready breakfasts each and every morning for ourselves and our loved ones. That's why we have frittatas, porridges, puddings, bars, and so …

Breakfast

15 Tips to De-Stress Your Day

It’s a little wacky that we live in a world that glamorizes stress. When did it suddenly become okay for us to consistently be running around with frazzled nerves and a to-do list the size of a small book? We have our jobs, our side jobs, our blogs and websites, and it’s easy to understand why …

Productivity

Women Better Runners Than Men: Research

It’s a headline that will rouse a few eyebrows, while also getting a few heads nodding in agreement (including those fellas who have recently been …

A marathon a day for a year: 'That isn't possible!''

‘Marathon Man’ Rob Young has bounced back from injury and set himself an even more ambitious goal. A new film captures a snapshot of his epic journey – one that, in many ways, isn’t about running at all<p>“That isn’t <i>possible</i>.” That’s what I thought when I first heard about Rob Young’s challenge. I …

Marathons

One Simple Daytime Fix for Your Sleep Schedule

As evidenced by a tiny town in Brazil.<p>One small town in Brazil takes the adage "early to bed, early to rise" to heart—and it might be helping their health in the long run. A study published in the journal <i>Scientific Reports</i> found that residents of the town sleep like our ancestors did—linked to the …

Sleep

The Best Foods For Runners

The 15 foods runners need every week for good health and top performance.<p>Most supermarkets stock more than 30,000 items, yet every time we race up and down the aisles of the grocery store, we toss into our carts the same 10 to 15 foods. Which isn't such a bad thing, as long as you're taking home …

Nutrition

This Is A Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe, Because Sometimes It's Just Necessary

Some days we just need a cookie. Like, bad. And not just any cookie, but a freshly baked, homemade cookie that's soft, chewy, warm and loaded with melted chocolate chips.<p>We could whip up our favorite chocolate chip cookies, but that usually spells trouble with a capital T. A fresh-baked batch in …

Dessert

A List of 12 Best Strength Training Exercises for Runners

10-minute strength training routine for runners to build a stronger body that is less prone to injuries.<p>As a runner, you need a strong lower body and …

Run Faster, Get Firmer: The 15-Minute Runner Workout

Exercise 1 Plyometric Jump Squat<p>Stand with your feet slightly wider than hip width and extend your arms in front of you at shoulder height; sit back and bend your knees until your thighs are at least parallel to the floor <b>(A)</b>. Press through your heels as you push and jump into the air <b>(B)</b>. Land …

15 Secrets Every Home Cook Should Know

When it comes to prepping a well-made meal, safety and flavor take equal billing for professional chefs.<p>There's an expression used to define what goes on behind-the-scenes in a restaurant kitchen: "choreographed chaos." An efficient kitchen staff operates quickly, quietly, and keeps up with the …

11 Easy Tips For Creating A Calm and Peaceful Home

Simple solutions to transform your home into a relaxing retreat.<p>How do you feel when you walk into your home? Happy? Calm? Overwhelmed by your 'to do' list? In today's hectic world, stress is always present, but your home shouldn't contribute to it. "Your home either nurtures and supports you or it …

Dining Rooms

8 Secrets of Personal Organizers

Learn from the pros — their ingenious ideas for ditching clutter will save you time, money, and stress.<p>There's no right way to organize your home. Whatever strategy you choose just has to work with your lifestyle, habits and tastes. But there are a few tried-and-true strategies that can enhance the …

27 Make-Ahead Breakfasts That Are Actually Good For You

Is anyone else's healthy eating resolution getting in the way of sleeping in as long as humanly possible?

The Everyday Sexism of Women Waiting in Public Toilet Lines

If you’re a woman, chances are you’ve a) spent time fidgeting in a long line waiting to use a public toilet, b) delayed a bodily function because you …

Feminism

First Time Traveling Solo? Here's What You Need to Know About Safety

Ah, the most complex question about traveling alone: Is traveling solo safe?<p>And, if it <i>is</i> actually safe, what are ways that you can ensure your safety when you're on the road?<p>After I wrote about why you should travel solo at least once, I received several emails asking for tips on how to stay safe …

Travel

70 Movies You Have to Watch by the Time You're 30

You better hop to it.<p>Whether you fancy romance, comedy, drama—or any hyphenate in-between—there are certain films that are undeniable must-sees. Some are important because they make you uncomfortable (but have plenty of teachable moments), others entertain, but above all, this particular set will …

30 Books To Read Before You Turn 30

A mixture of literature that indulges the romance and glamour of staying out late drinking and listening to rock and roll, along with words that remind us we're just now on the cusp of understanding, well, anything.<p>A lot happens in life before we turn the big 3-0. There's teenage angst, …

DIY Holiday Food Gifts for Everyone on Your List

Customize this breakfast favorite to surprise all your friends this holiday season.<p><b>To Package:</b> Place the granola in clear plastic gift bags and seal with a sticker. Pack the bag of granola in a box with honey or other favorite toppings if you like. We used handsome compostable wooden boxes lined …

21 Kinds Of Fudge To Make For Someone You Love

All I want for Christmas is fudge.