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11 Ways to Feel Good Right Now

Reward your commitment to healthy weight loss with these instant-gratification pleasures.<p>We all know that sensible weight loss should be a gradual …

Weight Loss

Are You a Two-Timer?

Yes, running races back to back is a slightly nutty but increasingly popular endeavor. If you’re tempted, a few simple strategies will help you start strong and finish safely.<p>The seconds ticked away. It was nearly time for the 8 a.m. start of the Boston Athletic Association 10-K. "Come on," I …

Marathons

The Totally Transformative Way This Marathoner Taught Herself To Run

<i>The following is adapted from Alexandra Heminsley's new book,</i> Running Like A Girl: Notes on Learning to Run<p>I don't remember making the decision that I couldn't run; it was simply one of those things that made me me, like my love of cheese or my distaste for men in turtlenecks.<p>My preparations [for …

The Science Behind Why We Binge (And What To Do About It)

<i>By Nick English</i><p>At some point, we've all awoken from some kind of binge, perhaps surrounded by beer bottles, candy wrappers or shopping bags, and asked ourselves: <i>What the hell happened?</i> How can rational, functioning adults totally lose control of their impulses?<p>"We're always being told that you're …

Response To Stressful Life Events Could Affect Anxiety, Depression Risk

<i>By Susan E. Matthews</i><p>Though traumatic life events are the biggest cause of depression or anxiety, a new study suggests that how people respond to these events can influence whether or not they'll experience either mental health issue. The research, which considered survey responses from more than …

Joan Moran: Take Center Stage: 5 Techniques to Reclaim Work/Life Balance

<b>By Joan Moran</b><p>A healthy balance in all facets of life--physically, emotionally, intellectually and spiritually--is the key to maintaining optimal wellness. No matter how hard you work, your priority should be finding a healthy balance between your work and your personal life. Although this is a real …

Meditation

Cookies, Cocaine, and Culture

For those who follow health news, there was no way to avoid tripping over the combination of Oreos and cocaine this week. The relevant headlines, of which there are many, suggest in essence that Oreos are as dangerous and addictive as cocaine.<p>Are they? The answers are: of course not; and yes, but …

Drug Addiction

The Best Weight-Loss Tips

The 9 Best Weight-Loss Tips Ever!<p>Those extra pounds will vanish in no time<p>We rounded up the best weight-loss tips we’ve ever published and put them all in one convenient spot. Click through to jumpstart your weight-loss goals now!<p>iStockphoto/Thinkstock<p>Don’t Forget to Eat Right<p>Hit the gym all you …

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Could Help Lower Blood Pressure

Stress reduction strategies based on mindfulness -- the practice of focusing on the present moment -- could help lower blood pressure among people who are on the brink of hypertension, according to a small new study.<p>Researchers from Kent State University found that people with prehypertension -- …

6 Myths About Recovery, Busted

<i>We debunk some popular myths related to endurance sports.</i><p>Rest and recovery might be the most important training you’re not doing. And there’s an …

3 Things Every Runner Should Do

<i>Got five minutes a day? Try these methods to gain strength and improve your running form.</i><p>The challenge: In 24 hours, balance work, family, friends, …

Nike Not Apple Takes The Lead In Wearables

Much has been written here and elsewhere on the future of wearable devices. From Samsung’s initial Galaxy Gear smartwatch to Glass from Google and other devices from Pebble, Fitbit, MetaWatch, Jawbone and others, there are more than a few companies looking to crack the code on this up and coming …

7 Life-Changing Benefits of a Surprisingly Simple Meditation Technique

<b>“Our way to practice is one step at a time, one breath at a time.” ~Shunryu Suzuki</b><p>I blinked my eyes, wiggled my toes, and carefully heaved my right …

Foods Runners Should Avoid

Think twice before adding these items to your shopping cart.<p>The phrase, “If the fire’s hot enough, anything will burn” has been uttered by many an endurance athlete, thanks to John L. Parker Jr.’s <i>Once a Runner</i>. And with enough sweat sessions, a few nutrition missteps won’t wreak complete havoc on …

Nutrition

The Physiology of Morning v. Evening Workouts

Your body is primed in the evening, but that doesn't mean it's the best time to work out.<p>There's plenty of evidence that athletic performance depends on the time of day (as I discuss in detail in my book!). In general, early evening seems to be the time of maximum performance, which coincides with …

Research

4 Ways to Enjoy Long Runs

They shouldn't be boring—and they don't have to be solitary.<p>Runners often have a love/hate relationship with the long run. We love the sense of accomplishment we feel when it’s over; we hate the anticipation of actually getting out there.<p>Yet it must be done: The long run is the keystone of any …

Marathons