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Age Is Irrelevant When It Comes to Fitness

Last February, 59-year-old Ned Overend, aka “The Lung,” aka “Deadly Nedly,” won the first National Fatbike Championships, held in Ogden, Utah. Fat Bike Nats isn’t exactly the Tour de France, but it’s no charity ride, either. Overend had to compete against a field of much younger pros, including …

When Crying At The Gym Means You're Doing Something Right

About two minutes into Eminem's "Lose Yourself," I couldn't feel my shoulders.<p>I was sitting cross-legged on a mat in a dance studio, nearly every inch of the floor covered by mats like mine, with the lights off and the music blaring, flapping my arms back and forth in some combination of a reverse …

This Is How We Date Now

We don’t commit now. We don’t see the point. They’ve always said there are so many fish in the sea, but never before has that sea of fish been right …

Gym Clothes That Don't Stink, Thanks to Shrimp Shells

Sweat is one of the unavoidable by-products of a rigorous workout. But some of the best performance gear designed for breathability is made from …

Motivational Quotes

Oct 7, 2015<p>It's the best form of medication.<p>Oct 2, 2015<p>It needs exercise just like the muscles of the body.<p>Sep 23, 2015<p>Running is not, as it so often seems, only about what you did in your last race.<p>Sep 18, 2015<p>Relax and let the run come out of you.<p>Sep 16, 2015<p>...matters more than how much you …

Muscle

Why You Should Ditch the New Year's Resolution

President Obama knows the secret to getting fit. It won him the 2012 election, and it’s called behavioral science, a blend of behavioral economics, social psychology, and cognitive psychology that explores how we make decisions.<p>In Obama’s case, researchers used it to identify two things the …

Keep Your Head Up: 'Text Neck' Takes A Toll On The Spine

"Text neck," the posture formed by leaning over a cellphone while reading and texting, is a big problem, according to the author of a newly published study in the National Library of Medicine.<p>Kenneth K. Hansraj, chief of spine surgery at New York Spine Surgery & Rehabilitation Medicine, says the …

How Exercise Helps (and Hurts) Sleep

A single workout won't fix your sleep problems, but a consistent habit might.<p>Exercise helps you sleep better, right? That's the conventional wisdom, and has certainly been my experience. But for others, the opposite seems to be true. An interesting new study in the <i>Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine</i> …

Sleep

Generation CrossFit

I first saw the kettlebell at the gym. Amidst the mirrors, the gleaming weight machines, the whir of ellipticals and treadmills, it looked conspicuously medieval, primitive, even a bit sinister, as though it were part of an intricate and now obsolete system of weights and measures, or a weapon used …

How Exercise Regulates Your Appetite

New study reveals a stomach-brain-appetite link.<p>What foods do you usually think about at the end of a workout? Oranges and watermelon, or a big, thick brownie? Recently published research in the <i>American Journal of Clinical Nutrition</i> gives some insight into your likely choice.<p>The research group had …

How Cold Is Too Cold To Run?

<i>When it comes down to it, wearing the proper clothing is the most important factor.</i><p>As polar vortexes swept through the country and much of the …

WARNING: Following your dreams can get lonely! | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

If someone told you that they were ‘following their dreams’ what would you say to them? Would you mock and laugh or would you encourage and support …

6 Signs That You Have Developed A Good Habit | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

A Duke University study found that 45% of participants’ behavior was habitual, not intentional.<p>If this study is even a slightly accurate …

Why Exercise Isn't Enough

We all know that sitting around is bad for your health, and that exercising is good for you. But what happens to people who exercise regularly and then sit around all day?<p>This is one of the hot new topics in exercise and public health research. The idea is that sitting around all day limits the …

How to Return to Training After Time Off

The answer depends on why you took a layoff in the first place.<p>Training for a marathon (or half marathon) seldom goes exactly according to plan. Setbacks occur—work or family obligations take precedence; illness or injury derails workouts. Generally speaking, if you miss a week of training, you can …

Marathons

The 20 Most Dangerous Hikes

Granola Optional, Guts Required<p>Talk to most mountaineers, trail runners, or mountain bikers, and they’ll tell you that hiking is the weak sibling of adventurous outdoor sports. A little too slow, a little too granola, not enough adrenaline.<p>But some of the most dangerous adventures in the world …

Does Your Breathing Pattern Matter?

New study finds it affects the efficiency of the respiratory system.<p>Discussions about breath and movement usually come up in conversations about yogaor swimming, not running. But when we run, our inhales and exhales fall into a pattern with our foot strike. Does this pattern affect our running? And …

Research

Why Trail Running Is Good for You

There’s a reason trail running is booming in popularity. A few reasons, actually.<p>Heading out on a trail instead of pavement is appealing for so many reasons. Escaping into the woods or meadows gives you a nature experience that a road run often cannot, and a trail's softer surface gives your body a …

Running

Monday Motivation: No Such Thing As Bad Weather...

Lace up and weather the weather.<p>No excuses runners! No matter if it's boiling hot out or there's a torrential downpour, gear up and go. You're tough! Race-day forecast looking iffy? Check out Coach Jenny's tips here. And if you're unsure about how to dress for the weather, use our What To Wear tool.<p>…

8 Ways to Extend Your Long Run

How to build endurance gradually and avoid injury.<p><b>1. Slow your pace.</b> You'll save energy for those bonus miles by slowing your pace. You should feel comfortable and able to carry on a conversation. A good rule of thumb: Add 90 seconds to two minutes per mile to your normal pace.<p><b>2. Add miles</b> …

Marathons

Shorter. Harder. Smarter.

<b>LAST WINTER</b>, half a year before the Leadville Trail 100 mountain-bike race, Dave Wiens knew he had his work cut out for him. After winning the event six times in a row, from 2003 to 2008, the 46-year-old Gunnison, Colorado, rider finished second behind Lance Armstrong in 2009. To recapture the …

8 Ways to Stay Cooler During Summer Runs

Survive the heat with these easy-to-implement tips.<p><b>1. Run when the conditions are coolest.</b> Take advantage of long summer days to run when the mercury is lowest, ideally in the early morning or evening. (Getting it done in the a.m. can boost your mood for the day, too!) If you've got a key workout …

Beverages

8 Practical Ways to Get Motivated | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<b>Be Mindful of Your “Why”</b><p>When I’m procrastinating and not feeling motivated to do something, it’s usually because the task itself might be unpleasant …

Motivation

How to Prevent Common Running Injuries

Proper form, strength training, and the right shoes can prevent injury.<p>It's an all too common scenario: Runner begins training program. A month or so later, a twinge settles on a knee. Runner stretches, pops ibuprofen, keeps running. A few—or maybe 100—runs later, runner is on the couch, ice pack …

Exercise

101 Kicks in the Butt

You have 100 reasons for losing motivation to run. But we can top 'em with tips, inspiring quotes, and more. Pick your fix. Repeat as necessary.<p><b>1. Create a blog</b> where you post your daily mileage, then give out the address to your friends and family. Do you really want Aunt Ellen to ask why you …

Marathons

Stop Giving Your Brain the "Sugar Blues" | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Refined sugar has been called poison, toxic, and the “anti-nutrient”. It’s said to be more addictive than cocaine. Is it really that bad? How much …

Cross-Training With Trail Yoga

I tiptoed through my house, gathering my gear. When you have a family, a covert exit is essential if you're heading out on an early morning adventure. Wake the kids, and you'll get sucked into pouring bowls of Cheerios and dispensing chewy vitamins. Before you know it, the morning's half gone.<p>I'm …