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How Often Should You Run?

<i>How often should you run is one of the most important questions to consider before you start any training.</i><p>Frequency—or how often you run—is one of …

You've Been Slicing, Dicing, Pitting And Peeling Your Produce All Wrong. Until Now.

Cooking is fun. Eating is fun. Sometimes you want to get the cooking done so you can get to the eating. We can respect that.<p>The following tricks will have you prepping produce quicker than ever before, and they'll cut down clean-up time, too. No special tools are required. Never bought a cherry …

Warm Up While You Lace Up

Get those muscles ready to go while you prepare for a run.<p>Unless you're a barefooter, every run begins with putting on your socks and shoes. You can turn this basic act into a warmup to prep your muscles to run. This sequence will activate your glutes, warm your leg muscles, and loosen your hip …

Workouts

When Is It Okay To Run Every Day?

How to safely add more miles to your routine.<p><i>I’m almost finished with a Couch-to-5K program and doing great. The plan emphasizes running three times a week. When is it okay to run every day? Or consecutive days? My problem is that I work 12-hour shifts three time a week and have a long commute. On</i> …

Exercise

10 Essential Strength Exercises for Runners

Do these exercises consistently, and you’ll run faster and stronger.<p>Whenever the topic of strength training and running comes up, most runners tend to respond with, “Wait, I’m supposed to do something other than running?” Supplementing running with strengthening exercises will not only aid in …

Workouts

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Train on Different Surfaces to Avoid Injury and Boost Performance

Trails, grass, sand, and water keep you healthier and make you faster.<p>Most runners log their miles on neighborhood streets. But roads shouldn't be your only training ground. "Running on different surfaces changes up the scenery, workout, and effort, giving road runners an often-needed break," says …

Running

New Research: Big Benefits From Running 5 Miles A Week

Study says modest mileage extends longevity, protects against heart disease.<p>An important abstract presented at the 2012 annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine attracted a lot of attention because it added fuel to the “excessive endurance exercise” hypothesis that was gathering …

Public Health

Band Aid

These hip exercises help cure knee pain.<p>The classic advice for runners suffering from knee pain has been to strengthen the quadriceps. However, two new studies back the growing consensus that knee issues often originate in the hips. One set of researchers found that people with patellofemoral pain …

University of Calgary

How (and Why) to Flex Your Hips

Your running regimen isn’t going to make up for your workday nine-to-five. All that sitting causes serious problems with hip mobility, which are only exacerbated by the repetitive movements of endurance training.<p>“Running and cycling combine to make some of the tightest, shortest hips on the …

Exercise

6 Ways to Cure Your Wanderlust Without Traveling

You're officially a victim of the disease called wanderlust. You've spent hours upon hours scrolling through beautiful photographs on the internet (maybe even this blog), but you're sitting at your desk or on your couch and you're sick because you can't travel anytime soon.<p><b>It's called …

Travel

World's Best Hikes: 15 Classic Trails

Over the past decade, author Peter Potterfield has hiked more than 10,000 miles over six continents to research this list. He here tells us his picks for the world's 15 best hikes, including Patagonia, Tasmania, Newfoundland, and Petra. Read more in his best-selling book Classic Hikes of the World …

21 Ways To See America For Cheap

The night is warm, the sun is setting, the PBR is flowing, and suddenly you find yourself with a burning and insatiable urge to explore the great United States before summer runs out.<p>Trust us: The classic cross-country trip of your dreams -- whether you've got a week in the car or a couple days by …

The Very Best Beverages for Runners

Drink up! But be conscious of your choices.<p><b>Tea or Coffee</b><br>Aside from providing a performance-boosting caffeine jolt, both drinks are rich in antioxidants. Studies show that tea drinkers have a lower BMI, waist size, and body fat percentage than those who don't drink it. Regular coffee consumption may …

Nutrition

Walk Breaks for Faster Running

No matter your running experience, slowing down (sometimes) can speed you up.<p>Seasoned runners often view walking as a sign of failure: You walk only when you can no longer run. But the truth is that periodic walking, in training and even in races, can help you run faster and better. "Walking …

Marathons

Mick Jagger Through the Years

34<p>Mick Jagger has his hair styled before an appearance on the BBC with the Rolling Stones in 1963.<p>Next Slide<p>Trending<p>Ranked on a scale from 1 to 10, …

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