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The scary thing about Puerto Rico’s population: It’s leaving the island for good

Times are tough in Puerto Rico. The financial crisis has left the island buried in $70 billion in debt, and it’s on the verge of seeing its bonds downgraded to junk.<p>It’s people are also leaving the island at a near record rate. The mass exodus seen in the 2000s is the worst since almost half a …

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8 amazing fat-burning intervals

If your goal is to burn fat, interval training should be part of your workout program. Interval training is a great way to hammer out a quick …

7 Reasons You Should Listen To Music When You Work Out

Listening to music when you hit the gym to improve your workout isn't exactly a new concept. But understanding <i>how</i> your favorite tunes enhance your exercise is a little less obvious.<p>Research consistently finds that listening to music distracts athletes from their "bodily awareness" (read: pain). And …

What Time of Day to Work Out?

Morning, noon or night? There are challenges - and good reasons - for each.<p>What's the best time of day to work out? That's easy. The best time of day to work out is whatever time of day you're most likely to actually get it done!<p>Whether you’re a morning person, a night owl, or someone who looks …

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The Easiest Way to Work Out Longer and Harder

“Humans are highly social by nature,” says study author Brandon Irwin, Ph.D. and a workout partner gives us someone to compare ourselves to and someone to stay accountable to. “This increases when a group setting is involved, because you don’t want to be the ‘weak link,’ ” he says. (Want more …

Should You Take a Break from Exercise?

However, that all-or-nothing approach to exercise is what Stefani and other exercisers really need to rid themselves of, says Barbara Bushman, Ph.D., a professor of kinesiology at Missouri State University.<p>“Rest can be just as important to fitness as working out,” she says. Why? Your body doesn’t …

The best food for recovery after exercise

Many runners do a great job in fuelling themselves for training and racing, but are you thinking enough about nutrition to ensure you recover properly between sessions?<p>Recovery is a fundamental element of training and racing, but is underestimated by many athletes. It is particularly important for …

The Best Foods For Runners

The 15 foods runners need every week for good health and top performance.<p>Most supermarkets stock more than 30,000 items, yet every time we race up and down the aisles of the grocery store, we toss into our carts the same 10 to 15 foods. Which isn't such a bad thing, as long as you're taking home …

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Weight loss - The Running Bug

Fitness Tips: Anywhere, Anytime, No Gear Required

It's the most lazy-ful week of the year. You've got Netflix queued up, a refrigerator stocked with leftovers and a tin of cookies demanding your …

Ellie Goulding