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50 Running Resources for Speed, Strength and Nutrition

Sure, <i>some</i> of us are born to run, but for everyone else, let’s face the facts: Running is hard. It’s tedious. And some days, it feels like we’re at a …

Marathons

25 Cheap and Easy 3-Ingredient Smoothie Recipes

Fire up your blenders, folks! Smoothies are a quick and convenient way to get a blast of nutrients, including protein, carbs and vitamins A, B, C and …

Breakfast

3 Tricks for Running Harder and Longer

<b>Break Up Your Mileage</b><br>Interval workouts feel less unwieldy than a long run. "Breaking any long run into more manageable chunks of distance makes it seem like you’re not running as far," says Jason Fitzgerald, a 2:39 marathoner and founder of Strength Running in Washington, D.C. "When you divide it …

Hey Fran Hey — BeFiT Beginners Yoga “Bikini Body Yoga Workout...

<b>BeFiT Beginners Yoga</b><p>“Bikini Body Yoga Workout with Kino MacGregor is a 12-minute total body-toning Yoga routine that was engineered to burn calories, …

Yoga

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What to Do Every Hour to Drop Pounds All Day

<b>6 a.m.</b><br>Wake up, and drink a big glass of water. It'll fill you up and get things moving to prevent belly bloat. Eat a small snack that offers quick carbohydrates and a little protein, such as half a banana and a few almonds—eating first thing jump-starts your metabolism.<p>And if you have time, …

14 Foods You Should NEVER Eat

We polled some of those insiders—people who know the business and work daily to evict pesticides, genetically modified organisms, animal cruelty, social injustice, and unhealthy foods from the food supply—to find out what they know about the dark side of "convenience" foods. Take note so you can …

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11 Beauty Uses for Lemons

<b>Clarifying moisturizer:</b> Mix a few drops of coconut water with a few drops of lemon juice. The coconut will hydrate your skin, and lemon will clear and brighten it.<p><b>Elbow and knee bleacher:</b> "If your elbows and knees appear dark, simply rub them with half of a lemon," says Patrice Coleman, owner of …

16 Foods Nutritionists Eat When They Want to Lose a Few Pounds

"<b>Nuts</b>—they're high in fiber, and nut eaters are generally healthier." <i>—Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., a wellness manager at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute</i><p>"<b>Cauliflower</b>. At just 25 calories per cup, it's a calorie bargain. Plus, it's super versatile, so you can use it as a low-carb …

4 Things You Should Be Doing for the Most Effective Workout

To boost your workout endurance—and push yourself harder—you should definitely remember to fuel your body before you get moving (this girl above has the right idea with bananas and peanut butter toast). Here are five of the best pre-workout foods you should stock up on.<p><b>2. Stay Hydrated</b><p>Make sure …

Exercise

The 6 Veggies with the Most Protein

<b>Baked Potato</b><br>Another stealth source of protein? Potatoes! A medium-sized one contains three grams. Need some fun topping ideas? Make these spinach- and goat cheese-stuffed baked potatoes.<p><b>Broccoli</b><br>Broccoli's not just filled with fiber (2.6 grams per half cup)—it's also a great source of protein, with …

7 Things No One Ever Told You About Caffeine

<b>Caffeine has a positive impact on short-term and long-term memory.</b> There's been a lot of past research on caffeine's effects on short-term memory, but recent studies are indicating benefits for long-term memory, as well. "Around 300 to 400 milligrams per day may protect against cognitive decline …

8 Foods That Give You an Afternoon Energy Boost That AREN'T a Cup of Coffee

The key to beating the dreaded afternoon slump, Gans says, is being prepared with healthy snacks on-hand, specifically, foods with carbs for quick energy, and that are high in fiber, protein, and/or healthy fats to provide longer-lasting energy, without the jolt of caffeine.<p>"A lot of times, when …

How Your Food Impacts Your Vagina

But the foods you eat can influence that pH, changing the way your nether region smells (and even tastes). For instance, spices, onions, garlic, red meat, dairy, asparagus, broccoli, and alcohol can all affect the natural balance you’ve got going on, while fruits and fruit juices may turn things …

The truth about post-workout nutrition

There are two simple principles when it comes to building muscle: You must overload them frequently and feed them appropriately. It's great to put in …

Exercise

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Electronic Music

The 7-Move 7-Minute Circuit That Blasts Fat Fast

Exercise 1 Jump Rope<p>Grab the handles of a jump rope with each hand and jump rope for 30 seconds; rest for 30 seconds then continue to the next exercise.<p>Exercise 2 Close-Stance Bodyweight Squats<p>Stand as tall as you can with your feet spread shoulder-width apart. Lower your body as far as you can by …

21 Days to Fit and Lean: Three-Week Workout Plan

Watch this video to get the total plan, as well as to see demos of how to do each body-shaping move. For a complete list of all the moves, reps, and sets, see below.<p><b>Total-Body Toning Routines – 2x a week</b><br>Reps: 12 – 15 per move<br>Sets: 1 set during week 1, 2 sets during weeks 2 and 3<p>Moves:<br>Plank with …

Butt Exercises That Work--Really Well!

Exercise 1 Plank with Leg Lift<p>Start at the top of a pushup, then bend your elbows to lower yourself and shift your weight onto your forearms; your body should form a straight line. Brace your abs and glutes <b>(a)</b>. Lift one foot three inches, foot flexed <b>(b)</b>. Hold for a few seconds, then lower and …

Fitness

5 Watermelon Smoothies That Taste Like Summer

Frozen watermelon, fresh lime or lemon juice, raspberry juice, and mint makes this the most refreshing smoothie, oh, <i>ever</i>.<p>Liquid egg substitute, Greek yogurt, and chia seeds bulk up @JenHajar's icy smoothie, made from watermelon ice cubes (frozen chunks of blended fruit with a bit of water), …

Grass-Fed Vs Grain-Fed Beef – Which Is Better? – Lifestyle and Strength - The lifestyle site for those devoted to a strong body, a healthy mind and a well-fed soul.

Grass-fed beef has been marketed hard lately and most consider it to be vastly superior to grain-fed beef. Among the most common stated reasons are …

13 Quick and Easy Smoothie Hacks

Shares 826<p>There’s nothing as tasty or refreshing as a cold smoothie for breakfast or after a tough workout. But sometimes making one can be anything</i> …

Hacking

7 Post-Workout Mistakes You're Probably Making

Any trainer will tell you that the real progress happens <i>after</i> you hit the gym (that's when your muscles are recovering and rebuilding). But are you undermining your own efforts?<p>No matter how much time and effort you put into your sweat sessions, you won't see the results you want if you don't make …

8 Mood-Boosting Foods That Can Cure a Bad Day

<b>Strawberries, Oranges, and Mango</b><br>Vitamin C has serious immune-boosting power, but did you also know that it can boost your mood? This powerful antioxidant has been shown to decrease depressive symptoms by helping your body stop the buildup of free radicals and recover faster from stress (talk about …

8 Foods With Surprising Health Benefits

You won't believe the crazy things this grub can do.<p>Whenever you can eat something delicious and boost your health at the same time, it's a very good thing. And while you know, for example, that fiber-packed grub can keep you fuller longer and vitamin C-filled chow amps up your immunity, certain …

7 Healthy Foods That Can Also Be Poisonous

<b>Rhubarb</b><br>While the tart stalk is full of antioxidants and calcium—and it's definitely fair game for pies and smoothies—the roots and leaves contain oxalic acid, a toxin that can cause nausea, vomiting, and weakness—even if you ingest it in small amounts, says McVoy. A larger serving could even damage …

Choose your carbs wisely

Carbohydrates often get a bad rap, especially when it comes to weight gain. But carbohydrates aren't all bad. Because of their numerous health …

The Ingredient That's Crucial For Weight Loss

And science says...<p>Shutterstock<p>Of course you know that fiber helps keep you full for longer—you've only read that fact, oh, you know, everywhere. But there's interesting new research that explains why fiber is such a miracle worker—and it's all due to a <i>second</i> miracle worker called acetate. <br>A recent …

Yummy Ways to Add More Protein to Your Smoothies

10 Yummy Ways to Add More Protein to Your Smoothies<p>Power up and slim down with these simple smoothie mix-ins<p>Smoothies are great, that's no secret. But when they pack protein, they're nothing short of magical. Why? Protein does it all: it keeps cravings at bay, boosts energy, revs your metabolism, …