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5 thoughts you’re bound to have during your first long run

Signing up for a marathon or half-marathon is easy. The work you’ll put in getting yourself to the starting line, though? That’s a whole other story. …

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5 Total Myths About Running

<i>The following post was originally featured on Fit Bottomed Girls and written by Alison, who is part of POPSUGAR Select Fitness.</i><p>As a coach, I've had the pleasure of working with many formerly self-described non-runners, most of whom have gone on to be — you guessed it -0- runners. In spending time …

A Beginner's Guide To Essential Camping Gear

Spring is in full swing, which means that camping trip you’ve been itching to take is just around the corner. Of course, you’ve also been meaning to …

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How Runners Get High

Anyone who has run more than a few miles with some regularity has experienced what is usually called a "runner's high," an overwhelming feeling of euphoria and well-being that makes the running experience something far more rewarding than just moving forward toward an end point.<p>As a dedicated …

How to Be Happy: 10 Science-Backed Ways to Become a Happier Person

A boatload of research offers practical advice you can use to start being happier today.<p>Science has landed a probe on a comet hurtling through space, wiped smallpox from the face of the earth, and split the atom. Surely research can come up with a few ways to make humans happier.<p>Thanks to the …

19 Small Things That Will Make You Wildly Successful

Even the small things you do make a difference. Pick out a few of these and start today to make them a habit.<p>I have had the privilege of working with top leaders in all kinds of businesses. And I have found a definite pattern: their success is primarily the result of small actions repeated over and …

The 7 Best Things to Eat and Drink After Your Workout

You can do better than a Snickers bar.<p>Hitting the gym is just half the battle. Can't seem to put on more muscle? Too exhausted to come back the next day? Can't knock off the flab around your midsection? Chances are, the problem isn't your fitness routine—it's what's on your plate. Below, seven …

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Valuing your time over money may be linked to happiness

<b>(CNN) —</b> Would you prefer a more expensive apartment with a shorter commute or a less expensive apartment with a long commute?<p>That's one of the many real world questions researchers at the University of British Columbia asked more than 4,600 participants in the latest study on happiness.<p>The …

Happiness

A Fantasy Wish List For Runners - Women's Running

This holiday season, you’ve probably been busy shopping the sales and gathering gifts to give to your family and friends. But hopefully you’ve made a …

Why running for time, not distance, can help in endurance training

By Carolee Belkin Walker<p>Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced runner, after you’ve been training for a race for weeks or even months, and the day is finally here, you are pumped.<p>But if you start your race even a minute faster than your training runs, you may be setting yourself up for …

How to Make Yourself Do Everything You Hate Doing

You can have the best of intentions, but it’s all useless without willpower. Here’s the simple way boost your motivation<p>Unless you’re Tony Robbins, finding the motivation to exercise can be tougher than the actual workout itself. Your willpower can be easily defeated by the demands of a family, the …

How I Took Back Control of My Happiness and My Life

In the last two years, I have been through many up moments, down moments, and moments in between. And the only time I look back is to see how far I've come. Having more faith than fear, choosing to be grateful, and taking responsibility for my own happiness were key to giving me the strength to …

Happiness

This Real-Life Professional Hiker Says We Should All Quit Our Jobs

Tom Gathman, a.k.a. The Real Hiking Viking, hasn't seen most of his own face in two years, but he's seen more of North America's trails and vistas than just about anyone else. The impressively bearded Marine combat veteran ditched his car, his apartment, and most of his worldly possessions to …

The 17 Best Marathons for Beginners

Running a marathon is an extraordinary feat—preceded by extraordinary amount of training and followed by an extraordinary amount of pain. But as any …

5 Reasons Why Running Is a Metaphor for Life

At the beginning of 2011--at 47 years of age--I took up running for two reasons. One: I had a problem controlling my weight (I wasn't huge, but I wasn't svelte either) and two: to honour my friend Dave Fitzsimons--a two time Olympian and champion runner--who died of non-Hodgkins lymphoma in 2008. …

10 Questions That Will Transform Your Life

<i>This article was originally published on Completed Thoughts.</i><p>Have you ever asked yourself questions like these?<p>"Why do I have to get up so early?"<br>• "Why is this happening to me?"<br>• "I'm screwed, aren't I?"<br>• "Why is life so hard?"<br>• "I should just give up, shouldn't I?<p>If you are like the average person, you …

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Lena Dunham talks about her new-found love of running

Girls writer and actress Lena Dunham has spoken about how she has learnt to love exercise, and take on online trolls<p>She is someone who is not adverse to making fun of her appearance, joking about her looks on Girls and happily strutting down the catwalk next to Victoria's Secret models and Taylor …

A complete guide to designing your morning routine to double your productivity

On average, each of us wake up to 25,000 mornings in our adult life, which means we have 25,000 days to maximize how we spend it.<p><b>Your morning defines the rest of your day.</b><p>If you can optimize your morning routines, you’ve set yourself up to have a productive day ahead of you.<p>The good news is, we all …

6 Things That Happened When I Stopped Hating My Body

I almost gave up on myself once.<p>Overweight and overwhelmed, I cringed whenever someone pointed a camera at me, hated going out because I felt so self-conscious about my weight, and loathed looking in the mirror because what I saw filled me with so much pain and disappointment.<p><i>"Why didn't I have any</i> …

10 Things Productive & Organized People Do Before Noon

Better make the most of your morning hours – you're never going to get them back. And truly productive people know that how you spend your morning …

5 Things Happy People Never Forget

Ever wonder why other people seem happier than you?<p>You take a look around and notice that people are smiling and laughing, and things seem to be …

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6 Legitimate Reasons to Get Boozy When You’re on a Diet

Yup, you read that right.<p><i>This article was written by Meghan Rabbit and provided by our partners at</i> Eat Clean<i>.</i><p>Talk to any dietitian about proven ways to drop a few pounds and hitting the sauce—whether it's béchamel or brandy—isn't likely to be among his or her suggestions. However, your next happy …

7 Timeless Tips to Learn Any Language in Days, Not Years

Is it time to do some spring cleaning with the group of people who make up your circle of acquaintances, colleagues and friends? There are probably …

23 Dorm Room Meals You Can Make In A Microwave

No stove? No problem.

6 Reasons You Just Can’t Stop Eating

Understand the common culprits behind your binges—so you can overcome them<p>Let’s get the obvious reason you overeat out of the way: Food tastes really good. And some of it tastes really, really good.<p>The truth, though, is that everyone likes food, yet some people struggle to find their stopping point …

What's Running Through Your Head When You're Running?

The conversations we have with ourselves aren't always pretty. But pushing through the negativity is good for us in the long run, experts say.<p>“Come on keep the stride going, bro.” “I should be freakin’ flying right now for sure.” “I’m going to throw up.”<p>You don’t often read phrases like these—or …

19 Easy Egg Breakfasts You Can Eat On The Go

Protein is important, but convenience is king.

7 Amazing Things That Happen to Your Body When You Give Up Soda

The Coca-Cola company has identified the culprit behind America’s weight problem. And it wants to put the blame on….you.<p>The world’s largest producer …