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Beginning Runners: 7 Myths You Should Know

If you're thinking about taking up running for fitness or for something fun to do, you might have already started to prepare.<p>Perhaps you searched websites and purchased a few specialty running magazines to help you get off to a strong start. That's generally a solid approach when it comes to …

Marathons

What would you pay to be happy?

The source of our happiness is closer than ever to being located, measured and commodified. Alex Renton meets the ‘psychoeconomists’ and asks, have they created a monster?<p>The happiest man in the world is a 67-year-old Buddhist monk called Matthieu Ricard. He starts his day sitting in a meadow in …

Happiness
Mindfulness

4 Tips for Healthy Weight Loss

Your health and weight are intimately connected. The good news is you can eat more and weigh less -- that's right, you can lose weight without feeling deprived or hungry. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, if your Body Mass Index falls into the range of overweight or …

Nutrition

7 Weight Loss Shortcuts That ACTUALLY Work

Cutting corners meets cutting pounds<p>We would never tell you to take weight-loss supplements or to try something super sketch like the corset diet. In general, making small, sustainable lifestyle changes is the best route to weight loss. But we get that doing something quick-and-easy is more …

Stock volatility could be the norm for 2015

This week's wild ride on the stock markets brought this word of advice from analysts: Get used to it.<p>Friday's 170-point slide in the Dow Jones industrial average seemed almost moderate compared with other triple-digit gains and losses this week, but together, the seesaw closes contribute to a sense …

Food Startups Bring Quinoa and Quail To The Boonies

As demand for premium food increases, startups like Plated, Blue Apron, and HelloFresh go where Whole Foods won’t.<p>At Plated’s fulfillment center in the Bronx, workers in shin-length white coats and pastel hairnets stuff boxes with the ingredients that will, after they’re shipped to homes across the …

Food

4 Supersimple Protein Bars You Can Make at Home

Whip up muscle-building treats without the bogus ingredients<p>Whether you're in the saddle or on the couch, protein is an incredibly important part of your diet as a cyclist. On the bike, protein slows digestion and lowers a food’s glycemic index, preventing spikes in your blood sugar that lead to …

Nutrition

11 Health And Fitness Apps That Achieve Top Results

It’s 2015. It’s time to take your future and your health into your own hands. No, literally. Fitness and nutrition is now readily available at the touch of a button thanks to the numerous health and exercise apps available for your smart phone. But with hundreds of thousands out there to choose …

Fitness

Porridge could be key to a long and healthy life, says Harvard University

Eating porridge, brown rice or corn each day could protect the heart against disease, Harvard University has found<p>A small bowl of porridge each day could be the key to a long and healthy life, after a major study by Harvard University found that whole grains reduce the risk of dying from heart …